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)

What denominations does the Bulgarian Lev come in?

The Bulgarian Lev comes in the following denominations:


5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 leva


1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 stotinki, 1 and 2 leva

Leftover Bulgarian Lev?

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

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