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Libya - Libyan dinar - Currency Guide


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


USD/LYD Trend (90-day)

USDLYD at 4.5002 is just above its 90-day average, 4.4334-4.5406 range.
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Recent USD to LYD Trend + Alerts

The above interactive chart shows the USD/LYD Exchange Rate, Trends and Alerts - UP DOWN HIGH LOW


LYD News, Forecasts and Trends

US dollar to Libyan dinar - Historical Rates

09 Apr 2021
0.3% ▼1 Week
17 Mar 2021
0.1% ▲30 Days
16 Jan 2021
0.7% ▲90 Days
16 Apr 2020
218% ▲1 Year
17 Apr 2016
232.3% ▲5 Years
19 Apr 2011
270.2% ▲10 Years

USD/LYD 10 year historic rates & change to 16-Apr-2021 : 4.5002


$10,000 USD
ل.د45,002 LYD

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

US dollar to Libyan dinar - Quick Convert

$ 1 ل.د 4.5002
$ 5 ل.د 22.50
$ 10 ل.د 45.00
$ 20 ل.د 90.00
$ 50 ل.د 225.01
$ 100 ل.د 450.02
$ 250 ل.د 1,125
$ 500 ل.د 2,250
$ 1,000 ل.د 4,500
$ 2,000 ل.د 9,000
$ 5,000 ل.د 22,501
$ 10,000 ل.د 45,002
$ 50,000 ل.د 225,010
$ 100,000 ل.د 450,020
More amounts
$ 0.2222 ل.د 1
$ 1.1110 ل.د 5
$ 2.2220 ل.د 10
$ 4.4440 ل.د 20
$ 11.11 ل.د 50
$ 22.22 ل.د 100
$ 55.55 ل.د 250
$ 111.10 ل.د 500
$ 222.20 ل.د 1,000
$ 444.40 ل.د 2,000
$ 1,111 ل.د 5,000
$ 2,222 ل.د 10,000
$ 11,110 ل.د 50,000
$ 22,220 ل.د 100,000
More amounts

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

To get a good (and fair) exchange rate when sending money to Libya you need to find and compare exchange rates for International Money Transfers (IMTs).

The available FX rates for sending money abroad can be very different to the mid-market (wholesale) rate which you see reported online and in the News.

You should especially compare your own bank's exchange rates to those available from Money Transfer specialists 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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