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Travel advise: payments in North Macedonia
Jet off well-informed to North Macedonia. Here are some handy facts about cash and card payments in North Macedonia.
Yes. Card payments by international credit and debit cards are widely accepted in North Macedonia. Vendors may have a minimum amount for card payments and may charge a fee, since EU rules don't apply to North Macedonia as it is not an EU member state.
Contactless payments are available for purchases of up to 750 MKD.
Be aware of currency conversion fees: British banks may charge heavily for international card payments made in North Macedonia. In addition, your bank's MKD to GBP exchange rate may not be so good. This is how banks make money. Before using your bank card for payments in the Republic of North Macedonia, 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 that you take some MKD cash with you on your trip to North Macedonia. Cash remains a popular means of payment in North Macedonia, especially in areas outside downtown Skopje and tourist-heavy Lake Ohrid.
Cash is a useful fallback option if card payments aren't available, or if you want to avoid the currency exchange fee associated with cross-currency card payments.
Additionally, you'll need cash for paying taxi drivers, tipping, smaller purchases and for shopping on local street markets.
A coffee in a cafe will cost around 80 to 100 denari. A three-course meal in a mid-range restaurant costs around 900 denari.
North Macedonia is a great place to visit if you are looking for cheap prices. The overall cost of living in the Republic of North Macedonia is around 50% lower than the cost of living in the UK.
Tipping is very common practice in North Macedonia. All the locals tip and as a tourist you are expected to join in and tip 10-15%, given of course that you're happy about the service you received.
Banknotes in North Macedonia
North Macedonia has started with introducing polymer banknotes. The 10 and 50 denari notes have been introduced in a polymer version and this has replaced the paper versions.
Denari banknotes in circulation are 10 MKD, 50 MKD, 100 MKD, 200 MKD, 500 MKD, 1000 MKD, 2000 MKD and 5000 MKD.
Coins in North Macedonia
Macedonian coins range from 50 deni (0.50 MKD) to 50 denari. Did you get back from North Macedonia with some leftover coins? Our sister company Leftover Currency can help you to exchange Macedonian Denar coins back to cash.
Macedonia's currency import and export regulations
There are no restrictions on the amount of currency you can import/export into or from the Republic of North Macedonia, but you need to make a cash declaration if you are carrying more than €10,000 EUR or equivalent in local or foreign currency, both upon entering or exiting the country.
Travelers are allowed to export an amount of currency not greater than the amount declared upon entry in North Macedonia.
Ordering Macedonian Denari online
Order Macedonian Denari 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 Macedonian Denari online.
Selling back Macedonian Denari
If you have Macedonian Denari to sell, follow this link to exchange Macedonian Denari to Pounds, click on 'sell currency' and select 'MKD Macedonian Denar'. We'll pay good rates for your leftover Macedonian Denari.