Other Useful Information


The official currency is Iranian Rials (IRR) which has an exchange rate of between 30,000 - 40,000 for 1 EUR. Nobody uses Rials though, every body uses Toman (which is 10 Rials) so 1 Euro is 3,000 to 4,000 Tomans


Oanda provides online information about the latest exchange rates and features an online currency converter.


Money: Your Credit/Debit cards doesn't work. Local cards are accepted in many places but Cash is accepted everywhere. Useful official bank notes are 1,000 Toman (10,000 Rials) 5,000 Toman (50,000 Rials) and 10,000 Toman (100,000) Rials. You will also see a lot of pink-ish money like travellers cheque which is 50,000 Tomans (500,000 Rials). That worth's 13 Euros or so.

Exchange: You can not exchange money easily in town, nor anywhere outside Iran. Your best bet is exchange enough money at the airport. Hotel will also do exchange EUR or USD but at a very (very) terrible rate


Here are the shape of the sockets and types of plugs used in Iran:

If none of your usual plugs are compatible with Iranian sockets, you should buy a universal travel adapter to be able to plug in your electric devices.

Emergency numbers

Ambulance 115

Directory inquiries 118

Fire Brigade 125

Police 110 (112 from mobile (cell) phones will also get you through to the local police)

Fire & Rescue 125

Time zone

The time zone in Tehran is UTC +4:30 hours

Time converter


Tehran features a semi-arid, continental climate (Köppen climate classification: BSk). Tehran's climate is largely defined by its geographic location, with the towering Alborz Mountains to its north and the central desert to the south. It can be generally described as mild in the spring and autumn, hot and dry in the summer, and cold in the winter.

In November, the temperature in Tehran varies between 5 and 17 degrees Celsius and there is the possibility of some rain.