Money and Currency

The most popular currencies that are being exchanged in Iran are USD and Euro’s. The easiest way to change money is at an official money- exchange office.

  • What currencies does Adventure Iran accept?
    Adventure Iran accepts US $ and Euro’s.
  • Currency: The Iranian currency is the Rial. The most flexible currency to take is the US dollar and Euro. Credit card and travellers cheques are not accepted, only cash to be taken. At Tehran airport Banks are open 24 hrs if you wish to exchange currency upon arrival.
  • Iranian Currency, banknotes and coins: Iran’s official currency is still Rial or IRR, but you must know that all Iranians will tell you the price in Toman and NOT in Rials..You better pronounce it “Toman” as this is Tehrani slang word. (1 Toman = 10 Rials)


The bank notes are:

  • 10,000 Toman (100,000Rials) in green
  • 2,000 Toman is in blue and 1,000 Toman is in light green and dark blue.
  • 5,000 Toman is in creamy yellowish. Be careful! Even some Iranians  make mistake when in rush since 5000 & 500 Toman notes are sometimes (!) nearly the same color and look .

There are NO bank notes over 10.000 Toman but there is another kind of cash named ’Chequepool” or Irancheque of 500,000 & 1000,000 Rials widely common everywhere.

  • Current coins: Small coins in yellow colour amounting 1000 Rials. Bigger ones in silver colour equal to 2000 Rials and another one also in silver amounting 5000 Rials. Old coins of 500 and 250 Rials are still in people’s hands. There are still valid bank notes of 500 Rials in full grey color, 1000 Rials in reddish brown and 2000 Rials but they are disappearing gradually!