The official currency is the Dinar (LYD), which is divided into 1,000 dirhams. Credit cards have very limited acceptance (usually only in five-star hotels) and travellers cheques are not accepted, therefore it is advised to carry cash. ATMs are unreliable, though available in Tripoli. Banks are usually closed on Thursdays and Fridays. Currency can be exchanged at the airport or any bank in Tripoli.
Currency Exchange Rates
|Libya||LYD 1||LYD 5||LYD 10||LYD 100||LYD 1,000|
|Australia||AUD 1.02||AUD 5.11||AUD 10.22||AUD 102.20||AUD 1,021.97|
|Canada||CAD 1.01||CAD 5.05||CAD 10.10||CAD 101.03||CAD 1,010.34|
|Ireland||EUR 0.66||EUR 3.28||EUR 6.57||EUR 65.68||EUR 656.85|
|New Zealand||NZD 1.09||NZD 5.45||NZD 10.90||NZD 109.02||NZD 1,090.16|
|South Africa||ZAR 11.96||ZAR 59.82||ZAR 119.64||ZAR 1,196.38||ZAR 11,963.84|
|United Kingdom||GBP 0.49||GBP 2.46||GBP 4.93||GBP 49.25||GBP 492.51|
|United States of America||USD 0.71||USD 3.57||USD 7.13||USD 71.33||USD 713.27|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
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