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Travel advise: payments in Azerbaijan
Jet off well-informed to Azerbaijan. Here are some handy facts about cash and card payments in Azerbaijan.
Most large shops, chain restaurants and international hotels in Azerbaijan will be able to accept international card payments by credit and debit card. This is especially the case in the capital city Baku and in provincial cities such as Sumqayit, Ganja and Lankaran. Card payments are generally accepted by most vendors in Azerbaijan.
Smaller vendors and shops in more remote areas of Azerbaijan may not always have a card terminal.
If you are going to pay by card in Azerbaijan: Be aware of significant card fees and currency conversion fees for card payments in Azerbaijani Manat: Your bank's AZN to GBP exchange rate may be dramatically bad. This is how banks make money.
Before using your bank card for payments in the Caucasus it's certainly a good idea to contact your bank. This will avoid your card becoming blocked due to international transactions that your bank may find suspicious.
We recommend taking some Azerbaijani Manats in cash with you on your trip to Azerbaijan, especially if you plan to travel beyond the capital Baku. Cash remains a popular, reliable and convenient payment method in Azerbaijan.
Azerbaijani's law makes it illegal for vendors to accept payment in foreign currency. Despite the Manat banknotes looking similar to Euros, you won't easily find a vendor willing to accept Euro banknotes for payment. For this reason you should make sure to bring Manat banknotes with you as a fallback option in case card payments aren't available.
Paying with cash in Azerbaijan will also help you to avoid the currency conversion fees linked to international card payments.
The cost of living is much lower in Azerbaijan than in the UK: Prices in Azerbaijan are on average 53% lower than prices in the UK
For a coffee in a cafe in Baku you will likely pay around 4-5 manat. A three-course meal in a mid-range restaurant costs in the area of 25 AZN.
Tipping in Azerbaijan is not mandatory but it's appreciated. In tourist areas you'll see people leaving a few coins or 1 manat bills on the table.
Banknotes in Azerbaijan
It's clear where Azerbaijan got the inspiration for its banknotes from: all Manat banknotes have a striking resemblance with Euro banknotes.
The denominations in circulation in Azerbaijan are 1 AZN, 5 AZN, 10 AZN, 20 AZN, 50 AZN, 100 AZN and 200 AZN.
Make sure only to accept the banknotes issued since 2005. Older banknotes are worthless.
Coins in Azerbaijan
Azerbaijani coins range from 1 qepic (0.01 AZN) to 50 qepic (0.50 AZN). Even the Azerbaijani coins seem similar to the coins from the Eurozone.
Azerbaijan's currency import and export regulations
There are no currency restrictions in Azerbaijan but travelers need to declare cash with a value of $10,000 or higher upon arrival and departure.
Ordering Azerbaijani Manat online
Order Azerbaijani Manat online and have them delivered fast and securely to your home or office, with Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed®. Or pick them up from our travel money shop near Heathrow. Click here to buy Azerbaijani Manat online.
Selling back Azerbaijani Manat
If you have Azerbaijani Manat to sell, follow this link to exchange Azerbaijani Manat to Pounds, click on 'sell currency' and select 'AZN Azerbaijani Manat'. We'll pay good rates for your leftover Azerbaijani Manat.