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Foreign Exchange Guide to Iran

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Iranian Rial
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The domestic currency in Iran is the Iranian Rial with currency code IRR. Read this foreign exchange guide to Iran and the Iranian Rial with money transfer and travel tips plus Iranian Rial exchange cross rates.

In this guide we review :

  1. Iranian Rial info - general info about the Iranian Rial
  2. Iranian Rial in the markets - recent IRR moves and predictions from the FX markets
  3. Travelling in Iran - currency & money saving tips
  4. Buying Iranian Rial cash online - travel money for Iran
  5. Sending money to Iran - save on Iranian Rial bank transfers to Iran
  6. Iranian Rial exchange rates - latest & historic exchange rates.

Iranian Rial (IRR) general currency information

What is the Iranian Rial currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the Iranian Rial is IRR and the symbol is .

Which countries use the Iranian Rial?

It is the domestic currency in Iran.

Iranian Rial (IRR) in the markets

The interactive chart below shows the IRR to USD exchange rate for the previous 3 months with rate alerts for days when the exchange rate moved up or down significantly or for 30 day highs and lows.

IRR-USD 3 Month chart
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IRR currency converter

Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Iran

The currency is Iranian Rials and when you are wandering out and shopping or eating (most places only accept Rials). Even common, major credit cards like Visa and MasterCard are not accepted in Iran, so bring cash. It is usually not possible to change travellers’ cheques. You should bring enough hard currency with you ($US or Euros) so you can exchange a decent amount on arrival.

It is illegal to change money on the street however money exchange shops are all over Iran so you will have no problem finding one. Take note however that you need to have bank notes in very good conditions without anything being written or stamped on them.

Iran also has another unit of currency which is Toman (a sub unit), 1 Toman is equivalent to 10 Rials. Thanks to the rapid inflation, Iranians often use Tomans and this is how they count money but it is always better to ask. I can be confusing at first but will become normal to you pretty fast. Just be sure to confirm which unit you are exchanging into first to avoid confusion.

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Travel money for Iran

Save money and time by Ordering your Iranian Rial online from Travelex, you get better rates and can pick up the IRR 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 Iranian Rial otherwise you may get much worst exchange rates.


Travel Money for Iran

Compare ﷼IRR Cash rates


Sending money to Iran

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

Getting a better deal when sending money to Iran

When sending money to Iran 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 Iranian Rial 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 IRR amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Iran.

Use our Send to IRR 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 Iranian Rial deposited into the recipient bank account and less margins and fees kept by the banks!


Bank Transfers to Iran

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Iranian Rial - exchange rates - live and historic

Major IRR cross rates
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IRR/USD - Iranian Rial to U.S. dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.0000241 Week
18 May 20180.0000241 Month
19 Dec 20170.0000286 Months
17 Jun 20170.0000311 Year
17 Jun 20160.0000332 Years
18 Jun 20130.0000815 Years
19 Jun 20080.00010810 Years

IRR/EUR - Iranian Rial to Euro - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.0000201 Week
18 May 20180.0000201 Month
19 Dec 20170.0000246 Months
17 Jun 20170.0000281 Year
17 Jun 20160.0000292 Years
18 Jun 20130.0000615 Years
19 Jun 20080.00006910 Years

IRR/GBP - Iranian Rial to British pound sterling - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.0000181 Week
18 May 20180.0000181 Month
19 Dec 20170.0000216 Months
17 Jun 20170.0000241 Year
17 Jun 20160.0000232 Years
18 Jun 20130.0000525 Years
19 Jun 20080.00005510 Years

IRR/JPY - Iranian Rial to Japanese yen - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.0025931 Week
18 May 20180.0026371 Month
19 Dec 20170.0031956 Months
17 Jun 20170.0034171 Year
17 Jun 20160.0034372 Years
18 Jun 20130.0077635 Years
19 Jun 20080.011610 Years

IRR/AUD - Iranian Rial to Australian dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.0000311 Week
18 May 20180.0000321 Month
19 Dec 20170.0000376 Months
17 Jun 20170.0000401 Year
17 Jun 20160.0000452 Years
18 Jun 20130.0000865 Years
19 Jun 20080.00011310 Years

IRR/CAD - Iranian Rial to Canadian dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.0000311 Week
18 May 20180.0000311 Month
19 Dec 20170.0000366 Months
17 Jun 20170.0000411 Year
17 Jun 20160.0000432 Years
18 Jun 20130.0000835 Years
19 Jun 20080.00010910 Years