In Europe, we use comma for separating decimals and a dot or just a blank space as a thousands separator. In case you will notice the following on an invoice or VAT report: 10.000,56 EUR, it means you must pay ten thousand euros and fifty-six cents.


The UK system is different though and is similar to the US one.


Examples of number formats:


Most European countries (as well as our systems):


100.000 or 100 000 means one hundred thousand

10.000,99 or 10 000,99 means ten thousand and ninety-nine cents.


The UK(as well as the US, Australia, and New Zealand):


100,000 means one hundred thousand

10,000.99 means ten thousand and ninety-nine cents.