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 0.99||CAD 4.95||CAD 9.90||CAD 99.02||CAD 990.20|
|Ireland||EUR 0.68||EUR 3.38||EUR 6.76||EUR 67.61||EUR 676.15|
|New Zealand||NZD 1.09||NZD 5.47||NZD 10.95||NZD 109.49||NZD 1,094.91|
|South Africa||ZAR 11.41||ZAR 57.03||ZAR 114.06||ZAR 1,140.56||ZAR 11,405.61|
|United Kingdom||GBP 0.52||GBP 2.61||GBP 5.23||GBP 52.29||GBP 522.87|
|United States of America||USD 0.74||USD 3.71||USD 7.43||USD 74.26||USD 742.61|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
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