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    Libya - Libyan dinar - Currency Guide


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

    What's in this Libya currency guide?

    1. USD/LYD trend
    2. Forecasts
    3. Travel Libya
    4. Spending LYD
    5. Send to Libya

    USD/LYD Trend (90-day)

    USD to LYD at 4.5506 is just above its 90-day average, range 4.5049-4.5637.

    The below interactive chart displays the USD/LYD trend and UP DOWN HIGH LOW alerts

    USD to LYD Currency Trend Chart

    US dollar to Libyan dinar - Historical Rates

    USD/LYD wasChangePeriod
    13 Oct 2021
    0.3% 2 Weeks
    29 Jul 2021
    0.7% 90 Days
    27 Oct 2020
    234.2% 1 Year
    28 Oct 2016
    224.5% 5 Years
    30 Oct 2011
    275.6% 10 Years
    01 Nov 2001
    588.5% 20 Years
    USD/LYD change over periods to 27-Oct-2021

    $10,000 USD
    ل.د45,506 LYD

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

    USD to LYD - Quick Amounts

    Sell USD   →   Buy LYD
    $ 1 ل.د 4.5506
    $ 5 ل.د 22.75
    $ 10 ل.د 45.51
    $ 20 ل.د 91.01
    $ 50 ل.د 227.53
    $ 100 ل.د 455.06
    $ 250 ل.د 1,138
    $ 500 ل.د 2,275
    $ 1,000 ل.د 4,551
    $ 2,000 ل.د 9,101
    $ 5,000 ل.د 22,753
    $ 10,000 ل.د 45,506
    $ 20,000 ل.د 91,012
    $ 50,000 ل.د 227,530
    $ 100,000 ل.د 455,060
    $ 0.2198 ل.د 1
    $ 1.0990 ل.د 5
    $ 2.1980 ل.د 10
    $ 4.3960 ل.د 20
    $ 10.99 ل.د 50
    $ 21.98 ل.د 100
    $ 54.95 ل.د 250
    $ 109.90 ل.د 500
    $ 219.80 ل.د 1,000
    $ 439.60 ل.د 2,000
    $ 1,099 ل.د 5,000
    $ 2,198 ل.د 10,000
    $ 4,396 ل.د 20,000
    $ 10,990 ل.د 50,000
    $ 21,980 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

    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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