The unit of currency is the Iranian Rial (IRR) which is divided into 100 dinar, but the Toman is used by Iranians today as an amount of ten Rial. Most Iranians state the value of things in Toman instead of Rial. Prices are most often marked in Toman, with 1,000 or 1,000,000 Toman equivalent to 10,000 or 10,000,000 Rial respectively. It is best to travel with US Dollars, which can be exchanged upon arrival in the airport or bank in big cities or at street rate at street outlets. An increasing number of mid-range hotels and all top-end establishments accept Visa and MasterCard. Some of the more expensive Iranian hotels charge in US Dollars.
Currency Exchange Rates
|Iran||IRR 100||IRR 1,000||IRR 10,000||IRR 100,000||IRR 1,000,000|
|Australia||A$ 0.00||A$ 0.05||A$ 0.47||A$ 4.70||A$ 47.01|
|Canada||C$ 0.00||C$ 0.04||C$ 0.44||C$ 4.42||C$ 44.25|
|Ireland||€ 0.00||€ 0.03||€ 0.29||€ 2.94||€ 29.44|
|New Zealand||NZ$ 0.01||NZ$ 0.05||NZ$ 0.52||NZ$ 5.25||NZ$ 52.49|
|South Africa||R 0.04||R 0.44||R 4.44||R 44.42||R 444.16|
|United Kingdom||£ 0.00||£ 0.02||£ 0.21||£ 2.15||£ 21.47|
|United States of America||US$ 0.00||US$ 0.03||US$ 0.33||US$ 3.33||US$ 33.33|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
Become our Iran Travel Expert
We are looking for contributors for our Iran travel guide. If you are a local, a regular traveller to Iran or a travel professional with time to contribute and answer occasional forum questions, please contact us.
Intrepid Travel is one of the world's leading suppliers of small
group adventures focused on getting off the beaten track and having
real life experiences in Iran.