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Top 100 Highest Currencies In The World (2023)

The highest currencies in the world are some of the more stable legal tender. The value of a currency often reflects the strength of the country’s economy. This is because countries with strong economies usually attract trade from outside their borders. This trade from outside their countries is what drives the value up.

The laws of demand and supply clearly indicate that when demand far outweighs supply, the result is that the value (or price) of the item in question goes up.

These are therefore some of the currencies with the highest amount of demand.

Top 100 Highest Currencies In The World

1. Kuwaiti Dinar

The Kuwaiti Dinar is the highest currency in the world in terms of value. It currently exchanges for about 1 Kuwaiti Dinar for 3.31 US Dollars.

The laws of demand and supply have worked out well in their favor; the demand for this country’s currency comes from its main export- oil.

Kuwait is a country in the Middle East which has vast oil resources. The country also has a small population of about 4 million, which means there is plenty of wealth to go round.

2. Bahrain Dinar

The Bahrain Dinar is another Dinar that tops the world’s currency lists; it is the currency of Bahrain; a small kingdom in Western Asia and the Persian Gulf.

Bahrain also owes its economy to vast oil deposits and a small population. There are only about 1.4 million people in the country. The economy is also boosted by a growing financial market, as well as a services sector that makes the country quite comfortable for the many foreign business people living in the country.

The Bahraini Dinar exchanges for 1 Bahraini Dinar to 2.65 US Dollars.

3. Oman Rial

The Omani Rial is the currency of Oman. Oman is a country in Western Asia, which borders the United Arab Emirates and Yemen. This country is culturally and socially identical with other Middle East states.

It is also economically identical to its neighbors; Oman’s economy is tied to oil. After crude petroleum, the next biggest exports are petroleum gas and refined petroleum. Oman also has a small population of about 5 million citizens; which means the abundant wealth is shared by a small number of people.

4. Jordanian Dinar

The Jordanian Dinar is the currency of the country called Jordan. Following the examples set by those currencies above it, one can assume that this is another Middle East state. That assumption would be correct; Jordan is a country in Western Asia. The country is located at the crossroads of Asia, Africa and Europe.

The Jordanian Dinar is presently exchanged for about 1 Jordanian Dollar for 1.41 USD. That is one of the highest exchange rates in the world presently.

As is consistent in the region; the economy of Jordan thrives on oil exports. The population is also small, and the quality of life is quite good.

5. Pound Sterling

The Pound Sterling, better known as the Great British Pound is the currency of the United Kingdom. It is one of the most popular, and most traded currencies in the world.

The GBP exchanges for around 1 GBP to 1.24 USD. The Great British Pound is the currency of Britain which consists England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland.

The Great British pound gets its strength from interests in many former colonies including Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, as well as a thriving local economy which is built on Oil, Manufacturing, Services, Real Estate, and Agriculture.

6. Cayman Islands Dollar

The Cayman Islands dollar is surprisingly high on this list. It is a currency of a country with no oil, but plenty of beaches, and shiny blue waters which are good for swimming and diving. The Cayman Islands is an overseas territory of Britain, and is located in the Western Caribbean region.

The Cayman Islands Dollar exchanges for 1 Cayman Islands Dollar to 1.20 USD. The demand for this country’s currency comes from the fact that it is a favorite holiday spot for wealthy Americans and Europeans.

Cayman Islands is also a nice place to hide money; it has a very convenient banking system which is used to hide away money for future use.

7. Gibraltar Pound

The Gibraltar Pound is the currency of Gibraltar, which is another British Overseas Territory, this time located on the south coast of Spain. This was once a Spanish territory, but it now belongs to Britain, even though it has self governing status.

The Gibraltar Pound gets its strength from the fact that the country is a hub for international travel. People come into the country from all over the world to take part in the tourism, online gambling, shipping, and financial services.

The Gibraltar Pound exchanges for 1 Gibraltar Pound to 1.24 USD.

8. The Euro

The Euro is one of the most popular currencies in the world; it is the currency of the Eurozone; which is a large number of countries, most of which are located in Western and Central Europe. Being the currency of a large number of countries, this currency gets its strength from a number of economic factors.

This is one of the best recognized currencies, and also one of the most traded currencies in the world.

The Euro is also one of the most important currencies in the world, when global economics is concerned.  Presently it trades at 1 Euro to 1.09 USD.

9. Swiss Franc

The Swiss Franc is the currency of Switzerland; a country located at the confluence of Western, Central, and Southern Europe, but having mostly Western European cultural influences.

The Swiss Franc is one of the world’s most popular currencies; and it used to be one of the world’s most traded currencies as well, although that is changing quite quickly.

Switzerland is best known for its financial system; it has a very efficient banking system which houses the wealth of many of the world’s richest and most powerful people.

10. US Dollar

The US Dollar is the most popular currency in the world, as well as the most traded and most important. It is the currency against which other currencies are measured to show strength, and weakness.

The US Dollar is the currency of the United States of America; and therefore it is supported by both the economy and government of that great country. However, the US dollar gets its strength from its international acceptance; it is the currency of international trade, and most governments of the world keep a reserve of it in the central banks, or other important reserve systems.

The following is a more extensive list of the 100 highest currencies in the world.

Position Currency Countries Used Exchange Rate
1 Kuwaiti Dinar Kuwait 3.31 US Dollars.
2 Bahraini Dinar Bahrain 2.65 US Dollars
3 Oman Rial OMR Oman 2.60 USD
4 Jordanian Dinar JOD Jordan
5 Pounds Sterling GBP England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland 1.25 USD
6 Cayman Islands  Dollar KYD Cayman Islands 1.20 USD
7 Gibraltar Pound GIP Gibraltar 1.24222
8 Euro EUR Austria, Belgium

Croatia, Cyprus

Estonia, Finland

France, Germany

Greece, Ireland

Italy, Latvia



Malta, Netherlands

Portugal, Slovakia

Slovenia, Spain

9 Swiss Franc CHF Switzerland 1.12 USD
10 US Dollar USD USA, and many other countries.
11 Canadian Dollar             CAD Canada 1.35CAD – 1USD
12 Bruneian Dollar BND Brunei BND   1.40- 1USD
13 Australian Dollar AUD Australia, Kiribati, Nauru, Norfolk Island, Tuvalu, Christmas Island, Cocos Island AUD   1.55- 1USD
14 New Zealand dollar             NZD New Zealand, Niue, Cook Islands, Pitcairn Islands, Tokelau NZD    1.69- 1 USD
15 Azerbaijani Manat             AZN Azerbaijan AZN    1.70- 1 USD
16 Aruban Florin AWG Aruba AWG 1.79- 1 USD
17 Belizean Dollar BZD Belize BZD    1.99- 1 USD
18 Bulgarian Lev BGN Bulgaria BGN   1.96- 1 USD
19 Fijian Dollar    FJD Fiji FJD     2.28 – 1USD
20 Maltese lira      MTL Malta 1 MTL -2.55326 USD
21 Georgian Lari GEL Georgia GEL    2.72-1USD
22 Singapore Dollar SGD Singapore SGD    1.40-1 USD
23 Tongan pa’anga             TOP Tonga TOP     2.43-1 USD
24 Samoan tala     WST Samoa WST    2.80-1USD
25 Caribbean dollar             XCD Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines      East XCD   2.70-1USD
26 Lithuanian litas             LTL Lithuania LTL 3.0245-1USD
27 Papua New Guinean kina     PGK Papua New Guinea PGK    3.52-1USD
28 Peruvian sol     PEN Peru PEN    3.95-1USD
29 Qatari rial        QAR Qatar QAR   3.64-1USD
30 Saudi riyal       SAR Saudi Arabia SAR    3.75-1USD
31 Tunisian dinar TND Tunisia TND    3.21-USD
32 Romanian leu RON Romania RON   4.89-USD
33 Polish zloty     PLN Poland PLN    4.68-USD
34 Malaysian ringgit             MYR Malaysia MYR 4.75-USD
35 Libyan dinar    LYD Libya LYD 4.95-USD
36 New Israeli shekel             ILS Israel, West Bank ILS 3.55-USD
37 Emirati dirham             AED United Arab Emirates AED 3.67-1USD
38 New Turkish lira             TRY Turkey TRY 5.375-1USD
39 Brazilian real   BRL Brazil BRL    5.12-1USD
40 Trinidad and Tobago dollar   TTD Trinidad and Tobago TTD 6.68-1USD
41 Bolivian boliviano             BOB Bolivia BOB 6.80-1USD
42 Renminbi         CNY China, People’s Republic of CNY 7.23-1USD
43 Danish krone   DKK Denmark, Faroe Islands, Greenland DKK 7.44- USD
44 Guatemalan quetzal Guatemala GTQ 7.70- 1 USD
45 Hong Kong dollar             HKD Hong Kong HKD 7.85- 1USD
46 Croatian kuna HRK Croatia HRK 7.54-1USD
47 Macau pataca MOP Macau MOP 8.09- 1USD
48 Solomon Islands dollar   SBD Solomon Islands SBD 8.21-USD
49 Salvadoran colon, U.S. dollar       SVC El Salvador SVC 8.75-USD


50 Norwegian krone             NOK Norway, Svalbard NOK 10.25-USD
51 Moroccan dirham             MAD Morocco, Western Sahara MAD   10.93-USD
52 Swedish krona             SEK Sweden SEK 10.86-USD
53 Tajik somoni    TJS Tajikistan TJS 10.05-USD
54 Botswana pula             BWP Botswana BWP   13.23-USD
55 Ghanaian cedi             GHS Ghana GHS 14.06-USD
56 Estonian kroon             EEK Estonia EEK14.2802-USD
57 Eritrean nakfa ERN Eritrea ERN 15.00-USD
58 Maldivian rufiyaa             MVR Maldives MVR 15.38-USD
59 Seychellois rupee             SCR Seychelles SCR 14.35-1USD
60 Namibian dollar, South African rand             NAD, ZAR             17.75 Namibia NAD, ZAR     17.75-USD
61 South African rand             ZAR    17.75 Lesotho, South Africa, Swaziland ZAR    17.75-USD
62 Mexican peso MXN Mexico MXN 19.47-USD
63 Moldovan leu MDL Moldova MDL 19.06-USD
64 Honduran lempira HNL Honduras HNL 24.34- USD
65 Egyptian pound             EGP    24.32 Egypt EGP 24.32-USD
66 Republic          Czech koruna             CZK Czech CZK 24.32-USD
67 Slovak koruna             SKK Slovakia SKK 26.39-USD
68 Surinamese dollar             SRD Suriname SRD    29.71-USD
69 Nicaraguan córdoba             NIO Nicaragua NIO     35.45-USD
70 Ukrainian hryvnia             UAH Ukraine UAH   36.76-USD
71 Thai baht         THB Thailand THB    37.36-1 USD
72 Uruguayan peso             UYU Uruguay UYU 39.89-1 USD
73 Ethiopian birr ETB Ethiopia ETB 52.91- 1USD
74 Philippine peso             PHP     58.40 Philippines PHP 58.40-USD
75 Macedonian denar             MKD North Macedonia MKD   61.81
76 Gambian dalasi The Gambia GMD   61.01
77 Indian rupee    INR India INR     81.93
78 Russian ruble   RUR Russia RUR/RUB      61.31- 1 USD
79 Mozambique metical             MZN Mozambique MZN   63.87- 1 USD
80 Kyrgyzstani som             KGS Kyrgyzstan KGS 84.00- 1 USD
81 Icelandic króna             ISK Iceland ISK 146.04- 1 USD
82 Serbian dinar   RSD Serbia and Montenegro RSD 117.29- 1 USD
83 Kenyan shilling             KES Kenya KES 121.60- 1 USD
84 Japanese yen   JPY Japan JPY 146.62- 1 USD
85 Haitian gourde             HTG Haiti HTG 129.03- 1 USD
86 Algerian dinar             DZD Algeria DZD 140.29- 1 USD
87 Liberian dollar             LRD Liberia LRD 153.73- 1 USD
88 Jamaican dollar             JMD Jamaica JMD 151.59- 1 USD


89 Djiboutian franc             DJF Djibouti DJF 177.78- 1 USD
90 Guyanese dollar             GYD   205.69 Guyana GYD 205.69 – 1 USD
91 Pakistani rupee             PKR    221.50 Pakistan PKR 221.50- 1 USD
92 Sri Lankan rupee             LKR    364.50 Sri Lanka LKR 364.50 – 1 USD
93 Hungarian forint             HUF Hungary HUF 400.21- 1USD
94 Comorian franc             KOF Comoros KOF430.94 – 1 USD
95 Kazakh tenge KZT Kazakhstan KZT 464.05- 1 USD
96 Nigerian Naira NGN Nigeria NGN460.53- 1 USD
97 North Korean won             KPW North Korea KPW   899.98- 1 USD
98 Malawian kwacha             MWK Malawi MWK 1,011.6- 1 USD
99 Rwandan franc             RWF Rwanda RWF 1,050.75- 1 USD
100 Myanma kyat MMF Myanmar MMF   1,531.78- 1 USD



Those are the top 100 highest currencies in the world. However, the list above is intended to provide a general idea; it may not reflect the most recent changes because currency exchange rates are never constant, but susceptible to various types of economic shocks.

The information above has been painstakingly curated using well known information sources; but even those source may experience issues such as lagging data or inaccurate inputs.

Furthermore, please note that countries whose currencies are pegged to the Dollar or GBP are left out because they offer no value; they only take up space. People who need such data may just check the exchange rates of their principal currencies instead.

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