How to get your Bulgarian Lev

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How much spending money do I need for Bulgaria?

Since banks will charge you a fee for overseas transactions, it's best to bring a good amount of cash away with you. If you have Euros leftover, you can always exchange them back into Pounds when you get home with our buy back service. 

Prices will vary depending on where you are in the country, but here's how much you can expect to pay in Sofia: 

  • Three-course meal for 2 in a mid-range restaurant: 50 leva (£23.65) 
  • Domestic beer bottle: 2.50 leva (£1.18) 
  • Cappuccino: 2.37 leva (£1.12) 
  • Bottle of water: 1.13 leva (£0.54) 
  • One-way public transport ticket: 1.60 leva (£0.76) 

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Useful information about Bulgarian Lev

Bulgarian Lev Exchange Rate

At the current rate, £1 will get you 2.12 Bulgarian Lev. However, this will go up and down depending on the market. Click here for the latest rates. 


Notes:5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 leva
Coins: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 stotinki, 1 and 2 leva

Buy Back

Leftover Bulgarian Lev?

No problem. We'll buy back any notes you have leftover at excellent rates, leaving you with more cash in your pocket (and a tidier desk drawer).

We will buy back up to GBP300 worth of currency per order, as per our terms and conditions.

To request a buy back, email [email protected] with your order number. 

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Need a different currency?

Whether you'd like your cash home delivered, or prefer to collect it in-store, we have more than 40 currencies on offer.

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