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    Currency in Bulgaria – Bulgarian lev BGN

    A practical foreign exchange and currency guide to Bulgaria

    What currency is used in Bulgaria?

    The official currency of Bulgaria is the Bulgarian lev, with symbol and currency code BGN.

    Things to know about the Bulgarian lev

     

    What the Bulgarian lev looks like?

     

     

     

    Bulgarian lev – Markets & Rates

    1 BGN = 0.5400 USD
    Sell BGN  →  Buy USD
    BGN to USD at 0.5400 is 2.6% below its 90-day average 0.5543 with range 0.5306-0.5793.
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    1-DAY+0.7%2d
    14-DAYHIGH2d

    BGN/USD wasPeriod
    0.5844
    07 Feb 2022
    2 Weeks
    0.5751
    23 Nov 2021
    90 Days
    0.6196
    21 Feb 2021
    1 Year
    0.5399
    22 Feb 2017
    5 Years
    0.6852
    24 Feb 2012
    10 Years
    0.4466
    26 Feb 2002
    20 Years
    BGN/USD historic rates

     

    Compare Bulgarian lev Exchange Rates & Fees

    The below comparison table makes it easy to find the best exchange rates and lowest fees when you want to make a Transfer or Spend Bulgarian lev.

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    Travelling to Bulgaria

    The currency is the Lev (lv) and is mostly what is used in Bulgaria so bring a card you can withdraw with on arrival.

    Public transport in Bulgaria is inexpensive but often slow and not always clean or comfortable. Travelling by bus (avtobus) is usually the quickest way of getting between major towns and cities. Generally, you can buy tickets (bileti) at the bus station (avtogara) at least an hour in advance when travelling between towns, but on some routes they’re only sold when the bus arrives. On rural routes, tickets are often sold by the driver. Taxis must be painted yellow and display their rates on the window. Otherwise it is not uncommon for drivers to claim the meter is not working and overcharge. Dishonest drivers congregate outside airports, train and bus stations and big city centres.

     

     

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