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Iran’s currency and the exchange rate is confusing for tourists; several exchange rates, 2 main currency Rial and Toman make it really tough and shocking for travelers to Iran if they are not aware.
Currency in Iran
Rial is the currency of Iran. Although the “Toman” (تومان) is no longer an official unit of currency in Iran especially in the everyday language of Iranian people, they hardly ever use Rial while the bank system is still Rial.
Whenever you would like to pay in pose machines or get cash from ATMs which is possible with DaricPay Iran Travel Card you must pay by Rial. 1 Rial equals 10 Rials for instance if coffee is 16000 Tomans in pose machine you pay 160.000 Rials.
Also, you can read about everything you must know about Iranian money before traveling to Iran.
Where to Exchange money in Iran?
In Iran, there are some official and illegal places to exchange your money from Exchange offices in the airport or in cities to vendors on the streets some banks also exchange your money. The rates might be confusing because in Iran there are two currency exchanges the first one is the government exchange rate and another one is the free market to know the differences read more about the money exchange rate in Iran.
1.Exchange offices and Banks in Iran
At the airports and in the cities, there are exchange offices wich exchange your money but what you get is a huge amount of cash that might be shocking and worrying to carry during your trip to Iran.
The rates might change even in a day! If it changes a lot sometimes the exchange offices refuse to exchange your money or change it with a lower rate.but in DaricPay we guarantee to change your money with the best possible rate daily and charge your card right away.
In different cities in Iran there some areas where you can find the exchange offices, here is the list of more touristy cities exchange offices areas
1.In Tehran as the capital of Iran, you can find the exchange office at Imam Khomeini Airport (IKA) or near Ferdowsi square that a lot of exchange offices are located.
2. In Esfahan, there are some exchange markets near Sepah street and also Hakim Nezami street.
3. In Yazd, you will find it in Imam Khomeini street in front of the Zoroastrian fire temple near Dad hotel.
4. In Shiraz, there are in Mali Abad Blvd and Karim Khan Square.
You can also find exchange offices in all Iranian cities but you still need to carry cash during your trip which is not advisable.
There are also some Banks in Iran that exchange money but as a tourist, we do not recommend to stay in line for a couple of hours and even the rate is usually lower than the free-market.
2.Hotels and some shops
Inside the hotels and some shops, you will face some exchange offices but sometimes it is at a lower rate.
There are some people on the street that show the money in front of exchange offices and banks or even near the touristy areas offer to exchange your money, what you get is a huge amount of cash in the crowd where it is not safe to count and if it is not a right amount you do not have time to count every single note. It is known as an illegal way to exchange and buy Dollar/Euro or other currencies. It can be risky and if you get fake money you can not prove it.
4.DaricPay Iran Travel Card
As you know all the possibilities to exchange your currency in Iran Daric has solved your concern about exchanging process and worries about carrying cash to make a safer and more enjoyable memory of Iran.we give the best possible exchange rate and charge your card directly your card if you do not want to bring cash to Iran you can also pay by PayPal, from your country and get your card charged in Iran at the airport, hotel or wherever you are. Just Register your DaricPay Iran Travel Card, Our Daric Pal Staff contact you and answer all your questions.