World’s Top 10 Highest and Least Valuable Currencies

When we talk about currencies in the world, the first thing that crosses our mind is the United States Dollar (USD). However, USD is not highest in value, but it is still very popular because USD is widely accepted around the world and this could not be the case for some currencies. Well, we are not here to talk about popularity, but the value. So here are the top 10 highest and least valuable currencies in the world.

Top 10 Highest Valuable Currencies in the World and Their Values in USD

1. Kuwaiti Dinar (KWD)

  • 1 KWD = Around 3.27 USD
  • Kuwaiti coins are known as Fills, e.g. 20 fills, 50 fills
  • Currency Symbol: د.ك.

2. Bahraini Dinar (BHD)

  • 1 BHD = Around 2.65 USD
  • Bahraini coins are also known as Fills, e.g. 25 fills, 50 fills
  • Currency Symbol: .د.ب

3. Omani Rial (OMR)

  • 1 OMR = 2.60 USD
  • Omani Coins are called Baisa, e.g. 25 Baisa, 50 Baisa
  • Currency Symbol: ر.ع.

4. British Pound (GBP)

  • 1 GBP = 1.23 USD
  • Coins are known as Pence or Penny, e.g. 20 pence, 50 pence
  • Currency Symbol: £ for Pound, p for penny/pence, e.g. £50, 25p

5. Euro (EUR)

  • 1 EUR = 1.05 USD
  • Coins are called Cent, e.g. 10 cents, 20 cents
  • Currency Symbol: € for Euro, for cent, e.g. €5, €10, 10c, 20c, 50c

6. United States Dollar (USD)

  • 1 USD = 1 USD ?
  • Coins: Cent, also known as penny
  • Currency Symbol: $ for Dollar, ¢ for cent, e.g. $20, 10¢

7. Swiss Franc (CHF)

  • 1 CHF = $0.98
  • Coins: Centimes
  • Currency Symbol: Fr.

Note: Swiss Franc has recently come down in value, else it was slightly higher a couple of months ago. It may go up again and can push USD at 7th position.

8. Singapore Dollar (SGD)

  • 1 SGD = $0.69
  • Coins: Cent
  • Currency Symbol: S$

9. Bruneian Dollar (BND)

  • 1BND = $0.69
  • Coins: Cent
  • Currency Symbol: B$

10. Libyan Dinar (LYD)

  • 1 LYD = $0.69
  • Coins: Dirham
  • Currency Symbol: .ل.د

Note: Singapore Dollar (SGD), Bruneian Dollar (BND), and Libyan Dinar (LYD) keep changing their position frequently. However, they are not likely to reach 7th position soon.

10 Least Valuable Currencies and How they are compared with USD

1. Iranian Riyal

  • 1 USD = 32,372.94
  • Currency Symbol: ﷼

2. São Tomé and Príncipe Dobra (STD)

  • 1 USD = 23,185.72
  • Currency Symbol: Db

3. Vietnamese dong (VND) 

  • 1 USD = 22,768.67 VND
  • Currency Symbol: ₫

4. Indonesian Rupiah (IDR)

  • 1 USD = 13,485.99 IDR
  • Currency Symbol:  Rp

5. Laotian Kip (LAK)

  • 1 USD = 8,173.27 LAK
  • Currency Symbol: ₭ or ₭N

6. Paraguayan guaraní (PYG)

  • 1 USD = 5,737.56 PYG
  • Currency Symbol: ₲

7. Sierra Leonean Leone (SLL)

  • 1 USD = 5,519.37 SLL
  • Currency Symbol: Le

8. Cambodian Riel (KHR)

  • 1 USD = 4,039.26 KHR
  • Currency Symbol: ៛

9. Ugandan Shilling (UGX)

  • 1 USD = 3,609.98 UGX
  • Currency Symbol: USh

10. Malagasy Ariary (MGA)

  • 1 USD = 3,364.28 MGA
  • Currency Symbol: Ar

I am damn sure that there are countries in the list that you haven’t even heard of. Don’t get surprised to see the value of currency. It doesn’t mean that you visit those countries with $100 and can move all around the country. Things are expensive the way they are in our countries. Some items are expensive and some are affordable. The bank notes in those countries are also higher in numbers compared to other countries. For example, Iran has even 100,000 Riyal Banknote.

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