Currency (Georgia)

The official currency in Georgia is the Georgian Lari (GEL). Bank notes come in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100. Coins come in denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 tetri and also in 1, 2 Lari.

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

1 unit of currency GEL
AU$1 1.74
NZ$1 1.62
US$1 2.66

Correct as of December 2023  


Please Note:

  • All foreign currency will need to be declared on arrival and departure. This includes all forms of currency, and is not limited to just cash.
  • Ensure banknotes are in good condition before exchanging or accepting. Only use authorised foreign exchange providers.
  • USD can be readily exchanged.  Exchange any unspent local currency before you leave. 
  • Credit cards are widely used in Tbilisi but less so in regional areas
  • ATMs are available in major towns