The official currency in Georgia is the Georgian Lari usually indicated as GEL.One lari is divided into 100 tetri. Lari is the only legal means of payment on the entire territory of Georgia.
Banknotes come in denominations of one, two, five, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 lari; coins run from one tetri to two lari.
ATMs, generally accepting MasterCard, Visa, Cirrus and Maestro cards, are plentiful in cities and towns.
There are also plenty of banks and small money-exchange offices in most towns and cities, where you can exchange US dollars, euros and sometimes sterling and the currencies of Georgia's neighbouring countries.
You can make purchases with credit cards at many hotels, restaurants and shops, though less frequently outside Tbilisi.