Libya - Libyan Dinar - Currency Guide


Foreign exchange guide to Libya and the Libyan Dinar (LYD)


USD/LYD 90-day view

USDLYD at 1.355 is a little below its 90-DAY average, range 1.35-1.3751.
1-DAY0.8% 90-DAY-LOW
Recent USD to LYD 90-day trend

LYD News, Forecasts and Trends

The above interactive chart shows the USD to LYD exchange rate, trend and recent alerts for the last 90 days.

US Dollar to Libyan Dinar - Historical Rates

24 Nov 2020
0.4% ▼1 Week
01 Nov 2020
0.8% ▼30 Days
02 Sep 2020
0.8% ▼90 Days
02 Dec 2019
4% ▼1 Year
03 Dec 2015
1.4% ▼5 Years
04 Dec 2010
8.6% ▲10 Years

USD/LYD 10 year historic rates & change to 01-Dec-2020 : 1.3518


U$10,000 USD
ل.د13,500 LYD

Converted at USD/LYD interbank rate, compare Send Money and Currency Exchange exchange rates.

US Dollar to Libyan Dinar - Quick Conversions

U$ 1 ل.د 1.3500
U$ 5 ل.د 6.7500
U$ 10 ل.د 13.50
U$ 20 ل.د 27.00
U$ 50 ل.د 67.50
U$ 100 ل.د 135.00
U$ 250 ل.د 337.50
U$ 500 ل.د 675.00
U$ 1,000 ل.د 1,350
U$ 2,000 ل.د 2,700
U$ 5,000 ل.د 6,750
U$ 10,000 ل.د 13,500
U$ 50,000 ل.د 67,500
U$ 100,000 ل.د 135,000
More amounts
U$ 0.7407 ل.د 1
U$ 3.7035 ل.د 5
U$ 7.4070 ل.د 10
U$ 14.81 ل.د 20
U$ 37.04 ل.د 50
U$ 74.07 ل.د 100
U$ 185.18 ل.د 250
U$ 370.35 ل.د 500
U$ 740.70 ل.د 1,000
U$ 1,481 ل.د 2,000
U$ 3,704 ل.د 5,000
U$ 7,407 ل.د 10,000
U$ 37,035 ل.د 50,000
U$ 74,070 ل.د 100,000
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Frequently Asked Questions


What currency should I use in Libya?

The domestic currency in Libya is the Libyan Dinar.

What is the Libyan Dinar currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the Libyan Dinar is LYD — symbol is ل.د.

Which countries use the Libyan Dinar?

It is the domestic currency in    Libya.

Is the Libyan Dinar a closed currency?

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?


Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Libya

Travel money for Libya

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.


Send Money to Libya - Best Rates

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 exchange rate for foreign transfers also called International Money Transfers (IMTs), which can be very different to the wholesale rate and also to currency exchange rates.

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 in the below table.

Get a better deal for foreign transfers to Libya

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 :

  1. Open an account with a BER reviewed FX provider (id docs may be required)
  2. You specify the local or Libyan Dinar amount you want to transfer
  3. Make a local currency domestic transfer for the requested amount to the provider's bank account in your country
  4. Once your funds are received by the provider the converted LYD amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Libya.

Use the above 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!

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