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||A$ 0.90||A$ 4.50||A$ 8.99||A$ 89.94||A$ 899.39|
|Canada||C$ 0.87||C$ 4.35||C$ 8.70||C$ 86.96||C$ 869.57|
|Ireland||€ 0.63||€ 3.16||€ 6.32||€ 63.22||€ 632.19|
|New Zealand||NZ$ 0.97||NZ$ 4.86||NZ$ 9.71||NZ$ 97.13||NZ$ 971.26|
|South Africa||R 8.53||R 42.65||R 85.30||R 852.99||R 8,529.85|
|United Kingdom||£ 0.46||£ 2.29||£ 4.59||£ 45.90||£ 458.98|
|United States of America||US$ 0.72||US$ 3.60||US$ 7.20||US$ 72.02||US$ 720.20|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
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