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||AUD 0.65||AUD 6.48||AUD 64.82||AUD 648.18||AUD 6,481.79|
|Canada||CAD 0.64||CAD 6.41||CAD 64.08||CAD 640.81||CAD 6,408.05|
|Ireland||EUR 0.42||EUR 4.17||EUR 41.66||EUR 416.60||EUR 4,166.03|
|New Zealand||NZD 0.69||NZD 6.91||NZD 69.14||NZD 691.43||NZD 6,914.27|
|South Africa||ZAR 7.59||ZAR 75.88||ZAR 758.80||ZAR 7,588.01||ZAR 75,880.12|
|United Kingdom||GBP 0.31||GBP 3.12||GBP 31.24||GBP 312.37||GBP 3,123.73|
|United States of America||USD 0.45||USD 4.52||USD 45.24||USD 452.39||USD 4,523.86|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
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