The currency in Albania is the Lek (ALL). There are numerous ATMs in Tirana and main towns, as well as bureaux de change where Pounds, US Dollars and Euros are widely accepted for exchange. Although street money changers operate openly, they do so illegally. Credit cards are not as widely accepted as one would expect, except in a few of the most up-market hotels and restaurants in Tirana. Foreign currency can be changed in banks at exchange offices (kambim valutor). The most commonly accepted currencies are the US dollar and the Euro; keep in mind that Lek may not be exchanged outside of Albania. Banks are open only on weekdays from 8.30am to 2.30pm.
Currency Exchange Rates
|AUD 1||AUD 5||AUD 10||AUD 100||AUD 1,000|
|Australia||AUD 1.00||AUD 5.00||AUD 10.00||AUD 100.00||AUD 1,000.00|
|Canada||CAD 0.97||CAD 4.87||CAD 9.73||CAD 97.31||CAD 973.06|
|Ireland||EUR 0.70||EUR 3.48||EUR 6.95||EUR 69.53||EUR 695.30|
|New Zealand||NZD 1.05||NZD 5.25||NZD 10.51||NZD 105.08||NZD 1,050.78|
|South Africa||ZAR 10.07||ZAR 50.34||ZAR 100.67||ZAR 1,006.74||ZAR 10,067.42|
|United Kingdom||GBP 0.61||GBP 3.03||GBP 6.06||GBP 60.55||GBP 605.51|
|United States of America||USD 0.74||USD 3.68||USD 7.36||USD 73.60||USD 736.00|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
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