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Financial Information

     Bulgarian Lev

     Currency Unit         

     Bulgarian Lev (BGN). 1 lev = 100 stotinki. Presently coins in circulation are of nominal values 1, 2, 5, 10, 20

and 50 stotinki, as well as banknotes of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 leva.


       Money Exchange:           

     The Lev (BGN) is pegged to EURO at an exchange rate EURO 1: BGN 1,95. You may change cash in banks or in the numerous change bureaus, many of which are open during weekends, too. Euro-checks may be cashed in many

Cash machines are widely available in cities and larger towns and provide a convenient access to local currency. All major European and North American debit cards are accepted.


        Credit Cards:                     

     Credit cards are accepted and they can be used for the payment of all standard services: hotel accommodation, restaurants, nightclubs, shopping, car rentals, plane tickets, etc. Many of the bigger hotels accept VISA or Master Card. American Express is less popular. Note: Although most hotels, shops and restaurants in Sofia accept credit cards, this is not so in smaller towns and rural areas. Cash is the accepted form of payment, so keep plenty of small notes in you.