If you decided to visit Azerbaijan, then you should consider that, starting from 2015, the exchange rate of the Azerbaijani manat devalued by almost 100%. At the time of writing, the official dollar exchange rate was 1.7246 AZN. This is certainly an attractive prospect for tourists who are in possession of euros or dollars. But this situation has its downside. Due to the fact that during the wave of devaluation the population and large companies have been massively buying up foreign currency, there is a deficit of dollars in Azerbaijan
Therefore, having arrived in the country, we strongly recommend that you change only as much money as you will need. Because, it is highly likely, that upon departure, you will not be able to exchange manats back into dollars.
And besides, in shops, cafes and restaurants, you can freely use bank cards.
We wish you a pleasant stay!