Foreign exchange guide to Libya and the Libyan Dinar (LYD)
The below interactive chart shows the USD to LYD exchange rate, trend and recent alerts for the last 90 days.
|U$ 1||ل.د 1.4159|
|U$ 5||ل.د 7.0795|
|U$ 10||ل.د 14.16|
|U$ 20||ل.د 28.32|
|U$ 50||ل.د 70.80|
|U$ 100||ل.د 141.59|
|U$ 250||ل.د 353.98|
|U$ 500||ل.د 707.95|
|U$ 1,000||ل.د 1,416|
|U$ 2,000||ل.د 2,832|
|U$ 5,000||ل.د 7,080|
|U$ 10,000||ل.د 14,159|
|U$ 50,000||ل.د 70,795|
|U$ 100,000||ل.د 141,590|
The domestic currency in Libya is the Libyan Dinar.
The three letter currency code for the Libyan Dinar is LYD — symbol is ل.د.
It is the domestic currency in   Libya.
Yes the Libyan Dinar is a closed currency. Which means that you may find it difficult to purchase the currency (LYD) before departure and will probably need to buy it upon arrival. If you do manage to buy some of the currency or have some left over from a previous trip, make sure you are aware if you are allowed to bring this closed currency into the country.
For more information and a full list of closed currencies please refer to our guide: What is a closed currency?
As mentioned above, the Libyan Dinar is a closed currency. Which means that you may find it difficult (or be permitted) to purchase the currency (LYD) before departure and will need to buy it upon arrival in Libya.
For these types of destinations, using a pre-paid travel card is a good solution. As no travel cards support loading closed currencies like the LYD you will incur currency conversion or foreign transaction fees if you use a travel money card in Libya.
However, using a pre-paid travel card is still a good idea as you can avoid ATM fees and also you can avoid using (and losing!) your main bank or debit/credit card.
When searching around for information on how to get a good exchange rate when sending money to Libya you need to start with finding out the latest Libyan Dinar foreign-transfer exchange rate.
Then compare your bank's exchange rates to several licensed FX providers exchange rate and fees to see how much you can save (we make that calculation easy here).
When sending money to Libya it’s important to compare your bank’s rates & fees with those we have negotiated with our partner money transfer providers. To get a better deal you should follow these 4 simple steps :
Use our Send to Libyan Dinar calculator to compare the exchange rates of FX specialist providers rates versus your bank's standard rates you can hopefully save around 5% and maybe more - end result is more Libyan Dinar deposited into the recipient bank account and less margins and fees kept by the banks!