Albania - Albanian Lek - Currency Guide

This is a currency guide to Albania, the Albanian Lek currency plus sending (ALL) transfers and travel tips for Albania.

Country CodeAL
Domestic Currency Albanian Lek
Currency Symbol
Currency CodeALL
Exchange RateUSD/ALL = 112.7
Telephone Prefix+355

Quick Conversions from US Dollar to Albanian Lek



U$ 1
U$ 5
U$ 10
U$ 20
U$ 50
U$ 100
U$ 250
U$ 500
U$ 1,000
U$ 2,000
U$ 5,000
U$ 10,000
U$ 50,000
U$ 100,000
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U$ 0.0089
U$ 0.0444
U$ 0.0887
U$ 0.1775
U$ 0.4437
U$ 0.8873
U$ 2.2183
U$ 4.4365
U$ 8.8730
U$ 17.75
U$ 44.37
U$ 88.73
U$ 443.65
U$ 887.30
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To calculate specific USD/ALL amounts use our Convert USD to ALL quick calculator.

Albania Currency Info

Frequently Asked Questions

What currency should I use in Albania?

The domestic currency in Albania is the Albanian Lek.

What is the Albanian Lek currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the Albanian Lek is ALL.

How much is U$100 US Dollars in Albanian Lek?

U$ 100 converts to 11,270

Which countries use the Albanian Lek?

It is the domestic currency in Albania.

Is the Albanian Lek a closed currency?

No, the Albanian Lek is freely available and convertible. See guide: What is a closed currency?

Albanian Lek (ALL) in the markets

The interactive chart below shows the USD to ALL exchange rate and trend for the previous 3 months:

USD/ALL at 112.7 was trading 1.8% above the 90-day average 110.73 with a range 108.45 to 113.23. There are no current rate alerts.
21-Feb 5PM-NY 10PM-LON | 22-Feb 9AM-SYD

Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Albania

Albania is an unknown destination for so many people but it needn’t be. It’s a beautiful country with a fascinating history and culture dating back thousands of years. It’s a safe and affordable destination and with more airlines planning to offer cheap flights it’s about to become much more accessible. Albania history is intriguing and you would be doing yourself a disservice by not reading up on a bit of it before you go. If not to understand that you are headed to a country that was totally isolated from the rest of the world for the latter half of the 20th Century because of a paranoid android Communist dictator, then to know what people are talking about when they say “Great Albania” because odds are, you are going to hear it mentioned at some point.

What currency to use in Albania?

It is impossible to buy or use Leks anywhere else -- you cannot even exchange Leks outside of Albania, as it is a restricted currency. They do accept Euro in some places in Tirana, and also Pounds and American Dollars. There are plenty of banks; at least in Tirana and in Durres there are also ATMs where you can get cash using a Cirrus or Maestro bank card. Visa and Mastercard credit cards are accepted in some places. There are also money exchange shops and Western Union outlets for you to change your money; as a last resort, there are lots of men walking around the city center waving big wads of money about - you can go to them and haggle for a better exchange rate for your money.

Getting around in Albania?

Albania’s famous furgons (mini-buses) have now been banned from operating in most parts of the country leaving official buses as the only public transport option. When travelling Albania, you will have to learn to trust the transport system. There are timetables but quite often they are wrong or have been changed. There’s no rail system so it’s all about renting, buses and hitchhiking.

In Tirana, there are two bus stations – one for buses going north and one for buses going south. They are about a 15-minute walk from each other so make sure you get the right one! The station for buses going south is the further one away from the city. In Saranda, the buses go from a few places, but they are all very near to each other. There is a couple of ‘bus roads’ in the middle of the city. Usually, the ones to and from Greece go from outside the ticket office, which is opposite the red building called Partizani. The buses that go within Albania are found on the street Rruga Flamurit, near the ruins and the park.


Travel money for Albania

Save money and time by Ordering your Albanian Lek online from Travelex, you get better rates and can pick up the ALL cash locally or even on travel day at the airport.

Another popular option is to use a Pre-paid Travel Card. Your Debit/Credit Card provider will charge you 2% from market mid-rate, but your bank may also charge an extra 3% as an “Overseas Transaction Charge” plus “Overseas ATM” fees for withdrawing cash.

For card purchases if offered a choice of currencies always select to Pay in Albanian Lek otherwise you may get much worst exchange rates.


Albania Trip Checklist    

  1. Compare ALL travel cash rates - probably why you are here!
  2. Search Hotel deals - Save on your accomodation in Albania
  3. Lonely Planet - world's best travel guide (coupon and deals)

Sending money to Albania

When searching around for information on how to get a good exchange rate when sending money to Albania you need to start with finding out the latest Albanian Lek 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).

Get a better deal for foreign transfers to Albania

When sending money to Albania 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 Albanian Lek 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 ALL amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Albania.

Use our Send to Albanian Lek 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 Albanian Lek deposited into the recipient bank account and less margins and fees kept by the banks!


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Albanian Lek to US Dollar - Historical Rates

1 Day0.00887216 Feb 2020
7 Day0.00896910 Feb 2020
30 Day0.00909718 Jan 2020
3 Month0.00902619 Nov 2019
1 Year0.00907517 Feb 2019
5 Year0.00810818 Feb 2015
10 Year0.00975619 Feb 2010

Albanian Lek to Euro - Historical Rates

1 Day0.00818416 Feb 2020
7 Day0.00822110 Feb 2020
30 Day0.00820218 Jan 2020
3 Month0.00814819 Nov 2019
1 Year0.00803517 Feb 2019
5 Year0.00711018 Feb 2015
10 Year0.00719319 Feb 2010

Albanian Lek to Pound Sterling - 10 Year History

1 Day0.00679816 Feb 2020
7 Day0.00694410 Feb 2020
30 Day0.00698918 Jan 2020
3 Month0.00698219 Nov 2019
1 Year0.00703317 Feb 2019
5 Year0.00525118 Feb 2015
10 Year0.00632319 Feb 2010

Albanian Lek to Australian Dollar - Historical Rates

1 Day0.013216 Feb 2020
7 Day0.013410 Feb 2020
30 Day0.013218 Jan 2020
3 Month0.013219 Nov 2019
1 Year0.012717 Feb 2019
5 Year0.010418 Feb 2015
10 Year0.010919 Feb 2010

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