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Money, while on vacation in Turkey

Currency

Turkish Lira, TRY, ₺

You can exchange your currency at most banks. Alternatively, you can use the exchange offices, scattered around most of #Marmaris’ attractions. Check the commission rates – the difference between buying and selling rates may be different. Always check the rates before transaction and exchange large sums so that the rates are better for you. You can also withdraw euros at an ATM if exchanging money is a hassle for you.

While using credit cards, #Visa and #MasterCard are the best choices. American Express might not be accepted everywhere, so keep an eye out for the stickers on shop doors.

Tax Refunds

VAT Rate

Standard rate 18% accessories, electronics, watches, sunglasses, cosmetics, porcelain/ceramics and homeware

Other rate: 8% Textiles and clothes, leather goods, carpets, shoes, bags, optics, books, food

Minimum purchase amount

118 TRY (for VAT rate 18%)

108 TRY (for VAT rate 8%)

Who is eligible for Tax Free Shopping?

If you have permanent residence outside Turkey and have not spent more than 6 months in Turkey

Stamping period: 3 months from the issuing date

Validity of stamped Form: 3 months from date on the customs stamp.

Tax Free goods:

Refunds are paid on goods that are exported in the traveller’s personal luggage.

Tipping

In Turkey tipping is customary between 5% and 10%, depending on service. Don’t tip if you receive bad service. Tips must be in cash, preferably in Turkish Lira, and be given directly to the waiter.

If you dine in luxury you should tip between 10% and 15%. In big cities, such as Istanbul, a service charge of between 10% and 15% may already be added to your bill.



Money, while on vacation in Turkey
Money, while on vacation in Turkey

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