Rial or Toman

The Iranian Rial is the currency of Iran. Although the “Toman” is no longer an official unit of Iranian currency, Iranians commonly express amounts of money and prices of goods in "Tomans." For this purpose, one Toman equals 10 Rials. Despite this usage, amounts of money and prices of goods are virtually always written in Rials. For example, the sign next to a loaf of bread in a store would state the price in Rials, e.g., "100,000 Rials," even though the clerk, if asked, would say that the bread costs "10,000 tomans. Rials are the printed and Tomans are the discussed currencies.

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                                                                             100000 Rials=10000 Tomans


Currency Information

Currently, we use ten different banknotes (1000,000 , 500,000, 100,000, 50,000, 20,000, 10,000, 5,000, 2,000, 1,000 and 500 Rials) and five different coins (5000, 2000, 1000, 500 and 250 Rials).


If they’re not falling apart, Iranian banknotes are easy to read as the numbers and names are printed in Farsi and English. However, coins are only marked in Persian (Farsi).

Credit Cards

International credit cards are not accepted in Iran and most visitors opt for bringing cash and exchanging their currencies into rials once in Iran.

If you run out of cash while using these cards, you can contact us to choose from a variety of solutions we have prepared for you.

Please contact us via email for further inquiries.


What type of cash is acceptable? It is not important; US dollars; Euro; GBP are all accepted in Iran. You should change your money in a currency exchange,  and you will have no problem finding them all around the country. Use Iranian Rials when you are wondering out and shopping or eating (most places only accept Rials). Like everything in Iran, things can change overnight so make sure you check the exchange rate.

Exchange offices

Once you finish with passport check and retrieve your luggage there are several exchange booths before and after custom’s check, where you can change money and get the Iranian Rial. However, we advise that you only exchange a small amount to avoid the transaction rate which could be as high as 15 to 20 %. You will get a much better rate at exchange offices in the city.

Please note that depending on market trends and currency fluctuations, the exchange rate may not be fixed and could differ on a daily basis.


Tipping is not a big deal in Iran. In upmarket restaurants (mainly in Tehran) a 10% gratuity might be expected but everywhere else any money you leave will be a pleasant surprise. It’s normal to offer a small tip to anyone who guides you or opens a building that is normally closed. If your offer is initially refused, you should persist in making it three times before giving up. It takes time till you adopt with concept of Tarof!

Iran Duty Free

The following goods may be imported into Iran without incurring customs duty:

- A reasonable quantity of cigarettes.

- Reasonable quantity of perfume for personal use.

- Gifts on which the import duty/tax does not exceed US$80.

The import of the following goods into Iran is strictly prohibited:

Alcohol, narcotics, arms and ammunitions, radio apparatus, CDs and DVDs, any written, printed or recorded materials against the Islamic and national beliefs of the country (fashion magazines and obscene publications), Satellite telephones, all horticultural and agricultural goods including seeds and soil, and gambling tools. Penalties for being in possession of narcotics are very severe.

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