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Libya - Libyan Dinar - Currency Guide

 

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

     

LYD News, Forecasts and Trends

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

   
Recent USD to LYD 90-day trend
 
90-DAY-LO 1-DAY0.5% (2d)
USD to LYD at 1.3948 was trading 1% below AVG:1.409 with LO:1.3926 and HI:1.4234 (90 days). There are no current rate alerts.

US Dollar to Libyan Dinar - Historical Rates

USD/LYD rateChangePeriod
08 Jul 2020 : 1.39740.2% ▼1 Week
15 Jun 2020 : 1.40030.4% ▼30 Days
16 Apr 2020 : 1.41531.4% ▼90 Days
16 Jul 2019 : 1.39590.1% ▼1 Year
17 Jul 2015 : 1.36881.9% ▲5 Years
18 Jul 2010 : 1.28548.5% ▲10 Years
USD/LYD 10 year historic rates & changes to 15-Jul-2020 : 1.3948
 

U$1,000 USD
=
ل.د1,395 LYD

Converted at USD/LYD wholesale exchange rate, compare foreign transfer and spend/travel exchange rates.

 
 

US Dollar to Libyan Dinar - Quick Conversions

USD LYD
U$ 1 ل.د 1.3948
U$ 5 ل.د 6.9740
U$ 10 ل.د 13.95
U$ 20 ل.د 27.90
U$ 50 ل.د 69.74
U$ 100 ل.د 139.48
U$ 250 ل.د 348.70
U$ 500 ل.د 697.40
U$ 1,000 ل.د 1,395
U$ 2,000 ل.د 2,790
U$ 5,000 ل.د 6,974
U$ 10,000 ل.د 13,948
U$ 50,000 ل.د 69,740
U$ 100,000 ل.د 139,480
More amounts
USD LYD
U$ 0.7170 ل.د 1
U$ 3.5850 ل.د 5
U$ 7.1700 ل.د 10
U$ 14.34 ل.د 20
U$ 35.85 ل.د 50
U$ 71.70 ل.د 100
U$ 179.25 ل.د 250
U$ 358.50 ل.د 500
U$ 717.00 ل.د 1,000
U$ 1,434 ل.د 2,000
U$ 3,585 ل.د 5,000
U$ 7,170 ل.د 10,000
U$ 35,850 ل.د 50,000
U$ 71,700 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.

 

Sending money to Libya

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, which can be very different to the wholesale 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 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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