Bulgarian in Bulgaria

Banks and Money Exchanges

An ATM machine

ATM machines are usually placed conveniently in front of banks. Both banks and ATMs may charge processing fees for any of their services.

When one is exchanging money, it is wise to shop for the best rate among the various banks and bureaus. Although not always necessary, be prepared to present a passport when exchanging money. From time to time, American dollars will be accepted in lieu of local currency. Credit cards are only accepted by larger hotels, restaurants, and banks (for a cash advance). Therefore, it is always necessary to have ready access to cash.


Click on the text to hear the spoken phrase.
  • "Where is the nearest exchange Bureau?"



  • ATM welcome screen
    ATM welcome screen
  • Currency exchange booth
    Currency exchange booth
  • Sign displaying exchange rates
    Sign displaying exchange rates