The official currency is the Syrian pound (SYP), which is divided into 100 piastres. There are a few ATMs in the bigger towns, but not all cards are accepted. Credit cards are not widely used, but American Express and Diners Club are the most readily accepted. Travellers cheques are not accepted in most banks, and those that do require lengthy and complicated processes.
Currency Exchange Rates
|Syria||SYP 100||SYP 1,000||SYP 10,000||SYP 100,000||SYP 1,000,000|
|Australia||A$ 0.72||A$ 7.19||A$ 71.94||A$ 719.42||A$ 7,194.25|
|Canada||C$ 0.73||C$ 7.29||C$ 72.92||C$ 729.19||C$ 7,291.88|
|Ireland||€ 0.50||€ 4.99||€ 49.94||€ 499.36||€ 4,993.65|
|New Zealand||NZ$ 0.79||NZ$ 7.87||NZ$ 78.74||NZ$ 787.43||NZ$ 7,874.29|
|South Africa||R 7.15||R 71.53||R 715.35||R 7,153.46||R 71,534.60|
|United Kingdom||£ 0.40||£ 3.96||£ 39.58||£ 395.79||£ 3,957.87|
|United States of America||US$ 0.67||US$ 6.69||US$ 66.87||US$ 668.67||US$ 6,686.73|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
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