The monetary unit in the Republic of Bulgaria is the lev (BGN), which is equal to 100 stotinki (st.). Since 1997, the country has been governed by a currency board and the value of the lev has been pegged to the Euro, at a fixed rate of 1 EUR – 1.95583 BGN.

You can find current currency information on the site of the Bulgarian National Bank:

Currency can be exchanged in banks or in any of the country’s many currency exchange offices. Some of these exchange offices also work on holidays. Euro-cheques can be exchanged in banks.

Credit cards: Most Bulgarian hotels and stores now accept VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Diners Club credit cards.

Banks with branches in the town of Sandanski:

  1. Alpha Bank
  2. DSK Bank
  3. Societe Generale Expresbank 
  4. United Bulgarian Bank
  5. Municipal Bank
  6. Piraeus Bank
  7. Postbank
  8. Raiffeisen Bank
  9. Ci Bank
  10. UniCredit BulBank
  11. Central Cooperative Bank
  12. International Asset Bank