The Bulgarian Lev is the official currency of Bulgaria since 1881. The ISO currency code is BGN and identified by the symbol лв. The lev is divided in 100 stotinki. The name of the currency used to mean lion, but has since changed to its present name. Bulgaria joined the European Union on January 1, 2007, but not in euro area.

Exchange rates are published daily. These rates are provided for indicative purposes only.

The foreign exchange reference rates are published by the European Central Bank.

Monetary unit: Bulgaria

Currency Name: Bulgarian Lev
Official user(s): Bulgaria
Nicknames: Kint (masc), Kinta (fem)
Currency Symbol/Sign: лв
ISO code: BGN
Central bank: Bulgarian National Bank
Sub-Unit: 1 lev = 100 stotinki.
Plural leva
Banknotes: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 & 100 leva
Coins: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 stotinki, 1 lev
Currency Peg: Yes, to the Euro
Black Market for Currency: Yes
Currency Volatility: Low to Medium

Central Bank Rate

The current central bank interest rate is 0.01

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Exchange rates

Exchange rates today: Friday 28th of July 2017

Country Bulgarian Lev Euro
Bulgarian Lev, BGN 1 BGN = 0.5113 €
1.9558 BGN = 1 €
20 BGN = 10.2260 €
50 BGN = 25.5650 €
100 BGN = 51.1300 €
500 BGN   = 255.6499 €
1000 BGN = 511.2997 €

The rates are set on the basis of the regular daily concertation procedure between national central banks, which normally takes place at 2.15 p.m. CET. The exchange rates are for reference only and are published daily when TARGET system is open.