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Money and costs

Currency
Pounds (£)
Exchange Rates
Rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated July 22, 2016 12:38PM UTC

Lebanon’s currency is the Lebanese pound (LBP), also known locally as the Lebanese lira (LL). Banknotes are of the following denominations: 1000, 5000, 10,000, 20,000, 50,000 and 100,000; there are also 25, 50, 100, 250 and 500 pound coins.

US dollars are widely accepted countrywide, and higher-end establishments rarely quote prices in anything else.

ATMs are reliable and available, and dispense cash in both Lebanese lira and US dollars.

Tipping is widespread in Lebanon. For hotel porters and parking valets, tipping somewhere around LBP4000, depending on the level of service, will be appreciated. Waiters are usually tipped around 10%, but check your bill before doing so, since some places automatically add a 15% service charge.