Convertible Currency and Currency Regulation:
The Bulgarian monetary unit is the Bulgarian Lev (BGN). 1 Lev = 100 stotinki. Presently, coins in circulation are of nominal values 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 stotinki, and 1 lev. The banknotes are: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, and 100 leva.
The exchange rate of the Lev is pegged to the Euro, one Euro being exchanged for BGN 1.9 on average. Exchange of foreign currency takes place in all banks in Bulgaria or in the network of change bureaus in the towns and resorts. Banks and some exchange offices charge commission fees.