Currency (Azerbaijan)

Azerbaijan is a cash-based economy. You'll need to pay cash in local currency for most goods and services.

While US dollars and Euros are common, the official currency in Azerbaijan is the Azerbaijani Manat (AZN). Bank notes come in denominations of 1, 5, 10, 50, 100, 250, 500, 1,000, 10,000 and 50,000. Coins come in denominations of 1, 3, 5, 10, 20 and 50 gapik. 

Here is a reference table of approximate exchange rates (for up-to-date exchange rates, please check before you travel).

1 unit of currency AZN
AU$1 1.11
NZ$1 1.03
US$1 1.69

Correct as of December 2023  


Please Note:

  • All foreign currency will need to be declared on arrival and departure (including non-cash forms of currency)
  • Ensure banknotes are in good condition before exchanging or accepting. Only use authorised foreign exchange providers.
  • Credit cards and ATMs are becoming common in major cities however credit cards may not be accepted in smaller restaurants and stores.