Currencies around the world

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When you travel abroad, one of our primary concerns is to know what currency is being used in that particular country. There are 164 official national currencies around the world.

Below are some of them that I have exchanged during my travels. Some can make you an  instant millionaire for a day.

So, let’s set the ball rolling.

 

Bulgaria

The currency of Bulgaria is Bulgarian Lev, and the code is BGN.

1 USD = 1.65 BGN

Nicknames: Kint (masc), Kinta (fem)

Coins:
Freq Used: лв1, стотинки1, стотинки2, стотинки5, стотинки10, стотинки20, стотинки50

Banknotes:
Freq Used: лв2, лв5, лв10, лв20, лв50, лв100
Rarely Used: лв1

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The currency of Brunei is Brunei Dollar, and the code is BND.

1 USD = 1.34 BND

Coins:
Freq Used: 1, 5, 10, 20, 50

Banknotes:
Freq Used: $1, $5, $10

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The currency of Cambodia is Cambodian riel, and the code is KHR.

1 USD = 4,057 KHR

Coins:
Freq Used: ៛50, ៛100, ៛200, ៛500

Banknotes:
Freq Used: ៛50, ៛100, ៛200, ៛500, ៛1000, ៛2000, ៛5000, ៛10000, ៛20000, ៛50000, ៛100000

 

China

The currency of Cambodia is Chinese Yuan, and the code is CNY.

1 USD = 6.55 CNY

Nicknames: kuài, Mao

Coins:
Freq Used: ¥1, 5角, 1角

Banknotes:
Freq Used: ¥5, ¥10, ¥20, ¥50, ¥100, ¥1
Rarely Used: ¥2, 2角, 5角, 1角

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Czech Republic

The currency of Czech Republic is Czech Koruna, and the code is CZK.

1 USD = 21.72 CZK

Coins:
Freq Used: 1Kč, 2Kč, 5Kč, 10Kč, 20Kč, 50Kč

Banknotes:
Freq Used: 100Kč, 200Kč, 500Kč, 1000Kč, 2000Kč, 5000Kč

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The currency of Indonesia is Indonesian Rupiah, and the code is IDR.

1 USD = 13,558 IDR

Coins:

Freq Used: Rp100, Rp200, Rp500
Rarely Used: Rp50, Rp1000

Banknotes:
Freq Used: Rp1000, Rp2000, Rp5000, Rp10000, Rp20000, Rp50000, Rp100000

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The currency of Japan is Japanese Yen, and the code is JPY.

1 USD = 113.17 JPY

Coins:
Freq Used: ¥1, ¥5, ¥10, ¥50, ¥100, ¥500

Banknotes:
Freq Used: ¥1000, ¥5000, ¥10000
Rarely Used: ¥2000

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The currency of Malaysia is Malaysian Ringgit, and the code is MYR.

1 USD = 4 MYR

Coins:
Freq Used: sen5, sen10, sen20, sen50

Banknotes:
Freq Used: RM1, RM5, RM10, RM50, RM100

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The currency of Myanmar is Myanmar Kyat, and the code is MMK.

1 USD = 1,361.25 MMK

Coins:
Freq Used: K1, K5, K10, K50, K100, 1, 5, 10, 25, 50

Banknotes:
Freq Used: K1, K5, K10, K20, K50, K100, K200, K500, K1000, K5000, K10000, 50

 

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The currency of Laos is Lao Kip, and the code is LAK.

1 USD = 8,315.15 LAK

Coins:
Rarely Used: 10, 20, 50

Banknotes:
Freq Used: ₭500, ₭1000, ₭2000, ₭5000, ₭10000, ₭20000, ₭50000, ₭100000
Rarely Used: ₭1, ₭5, ₭10, ₭20, ₭50, ₭100

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The currency of Singapore is Singaporean dollar, and the code is SGD.

1 USD = 1.34 SGD

Nicknames: Sing

Coins:
Freq Used: $1, S¢5, S¢10, S¢20, S¢50
Rarely Used: S¢1

Banknotes:
Freq Used: $2, $5, $10, $50
Rarely Used: $1, $20, $25, $100, $500, $1000, $10000

 

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The currency of South Korea is South Korean won, and the code is KRW.

1 USD = 1,074.37 KRW

Coins:
Freq Used: ₩100, ₩500
Rarely Used: ₩1, ₩5, ₩10, ₩50

Banknotes:
Freq Used: ₩1000, ₩5000, ₩10000, ₩50000

 

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The currency of Taiwan is New Taiwan dollar, and the code is WD

1 USD = 29.94 TWD

Nicknames: kuài, máo, Taibi

Coins:
Freq Used: NT$1, NT$5, NT$10, NT$50
Rarely Used: NT$20

Banknotes:
Freq Used: NT$100, NT$500, NT$1000
Rarely Used: NT$200, NT$2000

 

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The currency of Thailand is Thai Baht, and the code is THB.

1 USD = 32.83 THB

Banknotes:
Freq Used: ฿20, ฿50, ฿100, ฿500, ฿1000

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The currency of Vietnam is Vietnamese dong, and the code is VND.

1 USD = 22,692 VND

Coins:
Freq Used: ₫200, ₫500, ₫1000, ₫2000, ₫5000

Banknotes:
Freq Used: ₫100, ₫200, ₫500, ₫1000, ₫2000, ₫5000, ₫10000, ₫20000, ₫500000

 

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The currency of 35 European states and some overseas territories is Euro, and the code is EUR.

1 USD = 0.84 EUR

Coins:
Freq Used: €1, €2, 5cent, 10cent, 20cent, 50cent
Rarely Used: 1cent, 2cent

Banknotes:
Freq Used: €5, €10, €20, €50, €100
Rarely Used: €200, €500

 

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USA

The currency of USA is US dollar which is the world’s most- traded currency, and the code is USD.

Nicknames: greenback, buck, green, dough, smacker, bones, dead presidents, scrillas, paper

Coins:
Freq Used: 1¢, 5¢, 10¢, 25¢
Rarely Used: $1, 50¢

Banknotes:
Freq Used: $1, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100
Rarely Used: $2

 

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Anna is a travel buff, logophile, choreophile, an adventurous foodie & glossophilia.She loves writing, dancing, traveling & learning languages. She speaks more than 5 languages and have been to more than 20 countries so far. In her leisure time, she loves to listen to music, dance & try cooking.

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