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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 0.37||AUD 1.84||AUD 3.69||AUD 36.89||AUD 368.93|
|Canada||CAD 0.36||CAD 1.81||CAD 3.63||CAD 36.28||CAD 362.85|
|Ireland||EUR 0.26||EUR 1.29||EUR 2.58||EUR 25.80||EUR 257.96|
|New Zealand||NZD 0.38||NZD 1.91||NZD 3.82||NZD 38.20||NZD 381.99|
|South Africa||ZAR 3.55||ZAR 17.73||ZAR 35.46||ZAR 354.62||ZAR 3,546.16|
|United Kingdom||GBP 0.22||GBP 1.11||GBP 2.21||GBP 22.12||GBP 221.16|
|United States of America||USD 0.27||USD 1.36||USD 2.72||USD 27.15||USD 271.53|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
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