FAQ

Where can I Exchange my money in Iran?

All the big cities in Iran have official money exchange places. These shops are called “Saraffi” and there are boards and monitors showing the current exchange rate like Euro, US dollar. You can find the best places for Exchange or “Saraffi’s” in Tehran is Ferdowsi Sq.


What is Iran’s currency?

Iranian Rial (IRR) is the official currency in Iran. all notes are printed in Iranian Rial. But in Iran absolutely no one talks about Rial in every conversation. “So what currency do they use?” The answer is Toman.

It’s a little confusing, you are right. But we will tell you how to understand.

Toman is just another way to tell the price of goods and services.

Here is the trick: whatever it is in Iranian Rial, delete one zero of the amount and you have the price in Toman and vice versa


Are credit cards accepted in Iran?

No credit card are not currently acceptable in Iran. No official services for the internationally known credit cards are provided in Iran. In some particular shops you can purchase some items like carpets, handicrafts, jewels, etc by credit cards like in some major hotels or some other shops outside hotels. There are several attempts to arrange international credit cards in Iran recently.
But as for now, we recommended to take some cash with you while traveling in Iran.

 


Where can I Exchange my money in Iran?

All the big cities in Iran have official money exchange places. These shops are called “Saraffi” and there are boards and monitors showing the current exchange rate like Euro, US dollar. You can find the best places for Exchange or “Saraffi’s” in Tehran is Ferdowsi Sq.


What is Iran’s currency?

Iranian Rial (IRR) is the official currency in Iran. all notes are printed in Iranian Rial. But in Iran absolutely no one talks about Rial in every conversation. “So what currency do they use?” The answer is Toman.

It’s a little confusing, you are right. But we will tell you how to understand.

Toman is just another way to tell the price of goods and services.

Here is the trick: whatever it is in Iranian Rial, delete one zero of the amount and you have the price in Toman and vice versa


Are credit cards accepted in Iran?

No credit card are not currently acceptable in Iran. No official services for the internationally known credit cards are provided in Iran. In some particular shops you can purchase some items like carpets, handicrafts, jewels, etc by credit cards like in some major hotels or some other shops outside hotels. There are several attempts to arrange international credit cards in Iran recently.
But as for now, we recommended to take some cash with you while traveling in Iran.