Algiers in detail

Money and Costs


There are banks all over the city centre and most now have ATMs that work with foreign cards. You can also try the airport or the lobby of one of the five-star hotels.

There is an open (but very much illegal) black market which offers considerably better exchange rates for euros (less so for other currencies). It's a good idea to ask a local to help you if you intend to change money here. Black market money changers congregate around the Hôtel Terminus.