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 0.64||AUD 6.37||AUD 63.71||AUD 637.10||AUD 6,371.01|
|Canada||CAD 0.62||CAD 6.19||CAD 61.88||CAD 618.78||CAD 6,187.84|
|Ireland||EUR 0.41||EUR 4.10||EUR 40.96||EUR 409.60||EUR 4,096.01|
|New Zealand||NZD 0.68||NZD 6.79||NZD 67.93||NZD 679.33||NZD 6,793.29|
|South Africa||ZAR 6.38||ZAR 63.80||ZAR 638.05||ZAR 6,380.47||ZAR 63,804.71|
|United Kingdom||GBP 0.36||GBP 3.64||GBP 36.42||GBP 364.16||GBP 3,641.58|
|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.