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Currency information


The monetary unit in the Republic of Bulgaria is the lev (BGN), which is equal to 100 stotinki (st.). Since 1997, the country has been governed by a currency board and the value of the lev has been pegged to the Euro, at a fixed rate of 1 EUR – 1.95583 BGN.
Currency can be exchanged in banks or in any of the country's many currency exchange offices. Some of these exchange offices also work on holidays. Euro-cheques can be exchanged in banks.
Credit cards: Most Bulgarian hotels and stores now accept VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Diners Club credit cards.

You can find current currency information on the site of the Bulgarian National Bank:


  Bulgarian National Bank
  International Asset Bank
  Bulgarian-American Credit Bank
  Bulgarian Development Bank
  Central Cooperative Bank
  D Bank
  DSK Bank
  Investbank Bulgaria
  ING Bank
  Municipal Bank
  United Bulgarian Bank
  BNP Paribas
  Post Bank
  ProCredit Bank
  Raiffeisen Bank
  Societe Generale
  T.C. Ziraat Bankasi A.S.
  Texim Bank
  Tokuda Bank
  UniCredit Bulbank
  TBI Bank