Turkey Currency


The official currency is the Turkish Lira (TRY), which is divided into 100 kurus. Currency can be exchanged at banks, exchange booths, post offices, airports and ferry ports; banks have the worst rates but will exchange lesser known foreign currencies. Banks open mainly Monday to Friday, but some are open daily in tourist areas.

ATMs are widely available in major cities and tourist areas, but Turkish ATM keypads usually do not have letters of the English alphabet on their keys. Major credit cards are widely accepted; the most popular are Visa or MasterCard, but American Express is also accepted in some areas. Some hotels in the most popular destinations accept US dollars as payment.

Currency Exchange Rates

Turkey TRY 1 TRY 5 TRY 10 TRY 100 TRY 1,000
Australia AUD 0.47 AUD 2.36 AUD 4.72 AUD 47.17 AUD 471.67
Canada CAD 0.47 CAD 2.33 CAD 4.66 CAD 46.63 CAD 466.31
Ireland EUR 0.30 EUR 1.52 EUR 3.03 EUR 30.32 EUR 303.16
New Zealand NZD 0.50 NZD 2.52 NZD 5.03 NZD 50.31 NZD 503.14
South Africa ZAR 5.52 ZAR 27.61 ZAR 55.22 ZAR 552.17 ZAR 5,521.71
United Kingdom GBP 0.23 GBP 1.14 GBP 2.27 GBP 22.73 GBP 227.31
United States of America USD 0.33 USD 1.65 USD 3.29 USD 32.92 USD 329.20

Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.

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