Read this article if you want to find out all about money exchange in Iran in order to encounter fewer problems during your trip in Iran. As no international banking card works in Iran due to the sanctions, you have to bring cash with you. It’s easier to change USD and Euros than others.
The official unit of currency is the Iranian
rial, but Iranians almost always talk in terms of tomans, a unit equal to 10
Apart from some hotels, carpet shops and tour agencies where you can pay in dollars or euros, all transactions are in rials.
The most Common bank notes you can find in Iran are in the value of 5000, 10000, 20000, 50000, 100000, 500000, 1000000 Rials and also you can find coins in the value of 1000, 2000 and 5000 Rials.
You can find exchange shops in the city, some maybe located near your hotel or near bazaars, specially in Tehran.
Ferdowsi square is the main center for money exchange in Tehran.
In Shiraz you will find exchange markets in Karim Khan square.
In front of Yazd’s fire temple and Imam Khomeini street, in Yazd, you can find some exchange shops.
In Isfahan, Sepah street and Nezami street are the main centers of money exchanges.
In some big cities such as Tehran, you may see some people outside the hotels or exchange centers who will suggest you to exchange money. But we recommend you not to rely and change your money in agiotages and don’t forget to receive an official receipt for it.
|Country Currency||Price (Iranian Rial)|
|Australian Dollar||1$||79100 ريال|
|Sterling Pound||1£||147290 ريال|
|Canadian Dollar||1$||87320 ريال|
|Japan Yen||100 ¥||100000 ريال|
|New Zealand Dollar||1$||73080 ريال|
|Turkey Lira||1₺||19970 ريال|
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You can see ATMs in Iran almost everywhere. But they only work with locally issued bank cards, so international cards such as Visa card, American express and etc. are useless in Iran. If you want to stay in Iran too long we recommend you to open a local account or use systems such as Daricpay and Mahcard.
Things with a price tag attached on, sights, transport (except private taxis) have a fixed value. But prices in the bazaar can be negotiable, particularly for souvenir-type products and always for carpets. Mostly in some areas like: Tehran grand bazaar, Tajrish bazaar in Tehran, Shiraz Vakil bazaar and Imam square (Naghsh-e Jahan) in Isfahan.
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