Lebanon - Lebanese Pound - Currency Guide

This is a currency guide to Lebanon, the Lebanese Pound currency plus sending (LBP) transfers and travel tips for Lebanon.

 
 
CountryLebanon
FlagLebanon
Country CodeLB
Domestic Currency Lebanese Pound
Currency Symbol£
Currency CodeLBP
Exchange RateUSD/LBP = 1512.5
Telephone Prefix+961

Quick Conversions from US Dollar to Lebanese Pound

USD

LBP

U$ 1
£ 1,513
U$ 5
£ 7,563
U$ 10
£ 15,125
U$ 20
£ 30,250
U$ 50
£ 75,625
U$ 100
£ 151,250
U$ 250
£ 378,125
U$ 500
£ 756,250
U$ 1,000
£ 1,512,500
U$ 2,000
£ 3,025,000
U$ 5,000
£ 7,562,500
U$ 10,000
£ 15,125,000
U$ 50,000
£ 75,625,000
U$ 100,000
£ 151,250,000
More amounts

USD

LBP

U$ 0.0007
£ 1
U$ 0.0033
£ 5
U$ 0.0066
£ 10
U$ 0.0132
£ 20
U$ 0.0331
£ 50
U$ 0.0661
£ 100
U$ 0.1653
£ 250
U$ 0.3305
£ 500
U$ 0.6610
£ 1,000
U$ 1.3220
£ 2,000
U$ 3.3050
£ 5,000
U$ 6.6100
£ 10,000
U$ 33.05
£ 50,000
U$ 66.10
£ 100,000
More amounts

To calculate specific USD/LBP amounts use our Convert USD to LBP quick calculator.

Lebanon Currency Info


Frequently Asked Questions


What currency should I use in Lebanon?

The domestic currency in Lebanon is the Lebanese Pound.

What is the Lebanese Pound currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the Lebanese Pound is LBP — symbol is £.

How much is U$100 US Dollars in Lebanese Pound?

U$ 100 converts to £ 151,250

Which countries use the Lebanese Pound?

It is the domestic currency in Lebanon.

Is the Lebanese Pound a closed currency?

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


Lebanese Pound (LBP) in the markets

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

ALERT: 14-DAY LOWS 🔔 |
USD/LBP at 1512.52 was trading near the 90-day average 1512.61 with a range 1508.36 to 1522.89. ALERT: USD/LBP has dropped to 14-DAY LOWS.
21-Feb 5PM-NY 10PM-LON | 22-Feb 9AM-SYD

Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Lebanon

This diminutive Mediterranean nation is a fascinating nexus point of the Middle East and the West; of Christianity and Islam; of tradition and modernity. It’s a place where culture, family and religion are all-important, but where sectarian violence can too often erupt – claiming lives and scarring both the landscape and the national psyche.

Qadisha Valley.

What currency to use in Lebanon?

ATMs are readily available in the large cities, but tend to become scarce in the less touristy regions.

There are many money exchange kiosks in every city in Lebanon, especially in Beirut, however it does depend on where you are going to stay to determine if it is easy to reach one of them. Good advice is to have dollars (USD) with you when you arrive in Lebanon because it is used pretty much everywhere in Lebanon, and you can pay by using US Dollars. It will be very easy to end up with Lebanese pounds once you have spent some USD and recieved some change. You can get Lebanese Pounds from everywhere (shop, hotel, supermarket...) by asking to do an exchange. All credits cards are widely accepted.

How to get around in Lebanon?

There are no air services operating within Lebanon, but the country is so small that you don’t really need them (you can drive from one end to the other in half a day).

Minibuses travel between Beirut and all of Lebanon’s major towns; the only route that has large, Pullman-style buses is Beirut–Tripoli.

Buses usually have a route number and the destination displayed in the front window, but this is usually in Arabic only. Government-run buses have red number plates, and there are a number of independently owned microbuses that cover the same routes; note that the embassies of foreign countries recommend using the government-run buses only.

You need to be a competent driver with very steady nerves to contemplate driving in Lebanon, since rules are cheerfully flouted. A three-lane road, for example, can frequently become seven lanes and intersections are a survival-of-the-fittest experience. Hairpin bends and pot-holed roads are frequent in the mountains, and few roads are gritted after a snowfall.

Most routes around Lebanese towns and cities are covered by service, or shared, taxis, which are usually elderly Mercedes with red licence plates and a taxi sign on the roof. You can hail them at any point on their route and also get out wherever you wish by saying ‘anzil huun’ (drop me off here). Be sure to ask ‘servees?’ before getting in (if it’s an empty car), to ensure the driver doesn’t try to charge you a private taxi fare.

Travel tips for Lebanon.

The official language in Lebanon is Standard Arabic, but the most common tongue heard is Lebanese Arabic. Many locals also speak English and some French. This is especially true of people who work in the tourism and business sectors. Travelers should expect English to become less common when travelling outside of the cities and in the more remote areas.

Accommodation in Lebanon is expensive. Nevertheless, since it is a small country, you can find a budget hotel in Beirut and use it as a base to explore the rest of the country, for practically your whole stay. In many towns and villages, there’s no budget accommodation. The main modes of transport are service taxis, bus and car. There are no railway systems in Lebanon. All types of public transportation vehicles (taxis, buses, minivans and even trucks) can be identified by their red-colored license plate.

One of the breadbaskets of ancient Rome, the Bekaa Valley is littered with ancient sites. The world-class ruins of Baalbek, site of the Roman solar cult Heliopolis, are the valley’s star attraction. The soaring Temple of Bacchus, circa 200 AD, is one of the best preserved and most majestic Roman ruins in the world, featuring more than a dozen 19m-high columns and exquisitely preserved reliefs.

 

Travel money for Lebanon

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

 

Lebanon Trip Checklist    

 
  1. Compare LBP travel cash rates - probably why you are here!
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  3. Lonely Planet - world's best travel guide (coupon and deals)

Sending money to Lebanon

When searching around for information on how to get a good exchange rate when sending money to Lebanon you need to start with finding out the latest Lebanese Pound 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 Lebanon

When sending money to Lebanon 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 Lebanese Pound 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 LBP amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Lebanon.

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

 

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Lebanese Pound to US Dollar - Historical Rates

PeriodLBP/USDDate
1 Day0.00066116 Feb 2020
7 Day0.00066110 Feb 2020
30 Day0.00066118 Jan 2020
3 Month0.00066119 Nov 2019
1 Year0.00066217 Feb 2019
5 Year0.00066418 Feb 2015
10 Year0.00066419 Feb 2010

Lebanese Pound to Euro - Historical Rates

PeriodLBP/EURDate
1 Day0.00061016 Feb 2020
7 Day0.00060610 Feb 2020
30 Day0.00059618 Jan 2020
3 Month0.00059719 Nov 2019
1 Year0.00058717 Feb 2019
5 Year0.00058218 Feb 2015
10 Year0.00049019 Feb 2010

Lebanese Pound to Pound Sterling - 10 Year History

PeriodLBP/GBPDate
1 Day0.00050616 Feb 2020
7 Day0.00051110 Feb 2020
30 Day0.00050818 Jan 2020
3 Month0.00051119 Nov 2019
1 Year0.00051317 Feb 2019
5 Year0.00043018 Feb 2015
10 Year0.00043019 Feb 2010

Lebanese Pound to Australian Dollar - Historical Rates

PeriodLBP/AUDDate
1 Day0.00098316 Feb 2020
7 Day0.00098810 Feb 2020
30 Day0.00096218 Jan 2020
3 Month0.00096919 Nov 2019
1 Year0.00092717 Feb 2019
5 Year0.00084918 Feb 2015
10 Year0.00074219 Feb 2010

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