The official currency is the Syrian pound (SYP), which is divided into 100 piastres. Before the war, there were a few ATMs in the bigger towns, but not all cards were accepted. Credit cards were not widely used, but American Express and Diners Club were the most readily accepted.
Currency Exchange Rates
|Syria||SYP 1||SYP 5||SYP 10||SYP 100||SYP 1,000|
|Australia||AUD 0.66||AUD 6.58||AUD 65.77||AUD 657.75||AUD 6,577.49|
|Canada||CAD 0.62||CAD 6.19||CAD 61.95||CAD 619.48||CAD 6,194.83|
|Ireland||EUR 0.41||EUR 4.10||EUR 41.00||EUR 409.97||EUR 4,099.74|
|New Zealand||NZD 0.68||NZD 6.85||NZD 68.48||NZD 684.78||NZD 6,847.82|
|South Africa||ZAR 6.63||ZAR 66.25||ZAR 662.51||ZAR 6,625.12||ZAR 66,251.22|
|United Kingdom||GBP 0.35||GBP 3.53||GBP 35.27||GBP 352.69||GBP 3,526.92|
|United States of America||USD 0.47||USD 4.66||USD 46.61||USD 466.09||USD 4,660.92|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.