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Rial or Toman

Damn it! Rial or Toman?

I know how confusing could be that a country has two different currencies. Here, Persian walk dedicates you the best way to get used to Iranian currency system.

Official currency in Iran is Rial (IRR) and it is written on official bank notes, on checks and in official letters and contracts. However, Iranian use Toman in their conversation and daily life. Each Toman is 10 Rial. When you look at the bank notes, the queue of zeros in front of one number seems horrible, but the rule of thumb is just remove one zero at the end, then you have your bank note in Toman.

Moreover, due to the number of zeros on the bank note, people create new version of Toman and it means than they just remove 4 zeros from Rial and use toman as one digit number. How?

As an example, the label price of one bottle of mineral water is 20000 Rial, which  is 2000 Toman and but it can also be appeared in hand writing menu or mentioned in conversation as 2 Toman. Got it??? No worries, you get used to  this system really fast.


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