The Leu (RON) is the official currency, which is divided into 100 bani. Money may be exchanged at banks, international airports, hotels or authorised exchange offices called 'casa de schimb' or 'birou de schimb valutar'. ATMs are available at large banks, airports and shopping centres in cities. American Express, MasterCard and Visa are accepted in the main cities. Travellers cheques, preferably in Euros, can be cashed in large banks, some hotels and certain exchange offices in Bucharest but commission is high. It is recommended to travel with some Euros in cash in case of difficulty using credit cards or travellers cheques. US Dollars are also accepted fairly widely.
Currency Exchange Rates
|Romania||RON 1||RON 5||RON 10||RON 100||RON 1,000|
|Australia||A$ 0.28||A$ 1.42||A$ 2.84||A$ 28.37||A$ 283.65|
|Canada||C$ 0.30||C$ 1.49||C$ 2.98||C$ 29.83||C$ 298.35|
|Ireland||€ 0.23||€ 1.15||€ 2.31||€ 23.08||€ 230.81|
|New Zealand||NZ$ 0.37||NZ$ 1.84||NZ$ 3.68||NZ$ 36.82||NZ$ 368.22|
|South Africa||R 2.47||R 12.35||R 24.70||R 247.05||R 2,470.50|
|United Kingdom||£ 0.19||£ 0.95||£ 1.91||£ 19.08||£ 190.84|
|United States of America||US$ 0.29||US$ 1.46||US$ 2.92||US$ 29.21||US$ 292.12|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
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