Budget planning tool
Punch in your holiday deets below to use crowd-sourced Numbeo data* to help you plan your spending money.
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Planning your trip to Turkey
Holiday Budget Calculator
We get it, doing your holiday budget is a snore fest. It's important though, so we've made it super easy for you to do now. Just punch in your holiday deets and we'll combine destination spend data with our exchange rates so you know how much to take. Easy peasy budget donesy!
About the currency
Coins and notes
Turkish lira (₺) is subdivided into 100 kuruş (kr). Currently circulating coins include 5kr, 10kr, 25kr, 50kr and ₺1. 1kr coins are very rare and probably useless (keep digging into those pockets!). Banknotes are available in ₺5, ₺10, ₺20, ₺50, ₺100 and ₺200 variations.
Facts about the currency
- The Guinness Book of Records ranked the Turkish lira as the world's least valuable currency in 1995 and 1996, and again from 1999-2004.
- The lira is the former currency of Italy, Malta, San Marino and the Vatican City. These countries replaced the lira with the euro in 2002. It was also the currency of Israel until it was replaced with the old shekel in 1980.
- The Ottoman lira was introduced as Turkey’s main unit of currency in 1844, while the former currency, kuruş, remained as a 1⁄100 subdivision. The Ottoman lira stayed in circulation until the end of 1927.
Ready to get your hands on some foreign currency? The rates chart shows how the Turkish lira has performed against the New Zealand dollar in the past. Looking for a certain rate? We can help! Simply sign up for currency alerts and we'll let you know when the lira is looking good.