The monetary unit of Turkey is the Turkish lira. Watch the Turkish Lira exchange rate now online:
Preparing for a holiday in Turkey, tourists wonder what money to bring?
The most advantageous is to bring the required amount of money in euros or dollars and change them into Turkish liras at the place of rest. You can change currency into liras at any bank or currency exchange office. In both cases from you will take a small commission for an exchange, so watch the exchange rate lira to understand, whether favorable exchange offer in an exchanger or a bank. Banks in Turkey open for visitors at 8.30 and close at 17.30 (the break time at any bank is from 12.00 to 13.30). Weekends are Saturday and Sunday. In resort cities, some banks may also work without weekends.
Currency: The official currency of Turkey is the Turkish lira (TL). You can exchange US dollars or euros for lira in banks, exchange offices or hotels.
ATMs: There are many ATMs in Turkey that accept major credit cards such as Visa and Mastercard. Make sure you know your PIN code if you are going to use your card abroad.
cash: there are many places in Turkey where you can pay in cash, but keep in mind that some small stores or markets may only accept cash.
currency exchange: do not exchange currency on the street or in unreliable places. It is best to exchange money in banks or exchange offices.
Credit Cards: Many stores, restaurants, and hotels accept credit cards. Keep in mind, however, that many credit cards charge for use abroad.
Propina: In Turkey it is necessary to leave a tip for the staff in restaurants and cafes, usually about 10% of the bill.
Taxes: In Turkey, 18% VAT is charged on goods and services.
In large cities you can even pay in Russian rubles, but not for the fact that sellers will have change. So it is better to stock up on local currency.