Nigerian currency is the Naira (NGN), which is divided into 100 kobo. Approved exchange facilities include the major hotels and the airport, but official rates are very high. It is illegal to change money on the street. Credit card fraud is a problem and visitors are advised to exercise caution when using credit cards. Credit card facilities are also limited outside of the major cities. Prior to travel, visitors should ensure they have a variety of currency options available to them (Pounds, US Dollars or Euros) in cash. Travellers should be aware of the prevalence of commercial fraud in, and emanating from, Nigeria.
Currency Exchange Rates
|Nigeria||NGN 100||NGN 1,000||NGN 10,000||NGN 100,000||NGN 1,000,000|
|Australia||AUD 0.72||AUD 7.19||AUD 71.87||AUD 718.74||AUD 7,187.36|
|Canada||CAD 0.71||CAD 7.11||CAD 71.06||CAD 710.56||CAD 7,105.59|
|Ireland||EUR 0.46||EUR 4.62||EUR 46.20||EUR 461.95||EUR 4,619.51|
|New Zealand||NZD 0.77||NZD 7.67||NZD 76.67||NZD 766.69||NZD 7,666.92|
|South Africa||ZAR 8.41||ZAR 84.14||ZAR 841.40||ZAR 8,414.00||ZAR 84,139.95|
|United Kingdom||GBP 0.35||GBP 3.46||GBP 34.64||GBP 346.38||GBP 3,463.76|
|United States of America||USD 0.50||USD 5.02||USD 50.16||USD 501.63||USD 5,016.30|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
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