For the longest time we have suffered from a very low exchange rate for our American dollar.
It was in the low 70's about 6 months ago. That meant that we lost about 30 cents for every dollar that we exchanged into leke...plus exchange fees on international banking..ugh! Well, today the exchange rate it $1= 97.7 leke! That is good news for us! Our teammates remember when it was $1=150leke...those were the good ole days :0)! Before living overseas I never thought or cared what the value of our dollar was in other countries....now it's a different story. Below is a link that we use to see how much our dollar is worth from day to day...if you are interested.
Currency Converter Currency Convertor for all Currencies - Yahoo! Finance UK