Different currency symbols of the world

Gert Svaiko
13.05.22
4 minute read

Every world currency has an assigned code, used on currency exchange markets, and a currency code symbol which is typically used when pricing goods in a store, or dishes in a restaurant for example. Some of them might be familiar - some less so. If you’re wondering which currency symbol you need, we have you covered.

Wherever you’re off to, here’s all you need to know about some of the different currency symbols of the world.

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World currencies symbols and signs

Currency symbols are a quick and easy way to show specific currency names in a written form. It’s a convenient shorthand, replacing the words with a graphic symbol for ease - for example $40 instead of the full version - 40 US dollars. It’s worth noting that currency symbols are fairly standardised, but do have small variations. For example, the symbol for USD could be written with 2 vertical lines instead of 1, without any change to the meaning.

When travelling somewhere new, it’s helpful to recognise the currency symbol as you’re likely to see it on restaurant menus, or in stores. You might also need to know how to type currency symbols - as only a small number are displayed on the average computer keyboard.

Do I write the currency symbol before or after the sum?

This depends on the currency and the local custom. Some currencies are fairly consistently written before the amount - especially in English speaking countries and South America. So in the US, for example, you’d see an amount written as $100.

However, in some European countries it is common to use the symbol at the end of the amount - so you might see 50€ written in France or Germany.

In other places, you’ll find the currency symbol in the place you might expect a decimal separator, so 20$00, for example.

List of currency symbols: Europe

Currency symbolCurrencyCountryCurrency code
EuroEuro area countriesEUR
LAlbanian lekAlbaniaALL
BrBelarusian rubleBelarusBYN
KMBosnia and Herzegovina convertible markBosnia and HerzegovinaBAM
лвBulgarian levBulgariaBGN
knCroatian kunaCroatiaHRK
Czech korunaCzechiaCZK
krDanish kroneDenmarkDKK
knCroatian KunaCroatiaHRK
Georgian lariGeorgiaGEL
krDanish kroneGreenlandDKK
ftHungarian forintHungaryHUF
kr, ÍkrIcelandic krónaIcelandISK
CHFSwiss francLiechtensteinCHF
LMoldovan leuMoldovaMDL
денSecond Macedonian denarNorth MacedoniaMKD
krNorwegian kroneNorwayNOK
Polish zlotyPolandPLN
leiRomanian leuRomaniaRON
Russian rubleRussiaRUB
RSDSerbian dinarSerbiaRSD
krSwedish kronaSwedenSEK
CHFSwiss francSwitzerlandCHF
Turkish liraTurkeyTRY
Ukrainian hryvnaUkraineUAH
£Pounds sterlingUnited KingdomGBP

List of currency symbols: the Americas

Currency symbolCurrencyCountryCurrency code
$United States DollarUS Dollar countriesUSD
$East Caribbean dollarOECS countriesXCD
ƒAruban florinArubaAWG
$Argentine pesoArgentinaARS
B$Bahamian dollarThe BahamasBSD
$Barbadian dollarBarbadosBBD
$Bermudian dollarBermudaBMD
BZ$Belize dollarBelizeBZD
BsBolivian bolivianoBoliviaBOB
R$Brazilian realBrazilBRL
CA$Canadian dollarCanadaCAD
CI$Cayman Islands dollarCayman IslandsKYD
$Chilean pesoChileCLP
$Colombian pesoColombiaCOP
Costa Rican colónCosta RicaCRC
CUC$Cuban pesoCubaCUP
ƒNetherlands Antillean guilderCuraçaoANG
RD$Dominican pesoDominican RepublicDOP
FK£Falkland Islands poundFalkland IslandsFKP
QGuatemalan quetzalGuatemalaGTQ
G$Guyanese dollarGuyanaGYD
GHaitian gourdeHaitiHTG
LHonduran lempiraHondurasHNL
J$Jamaican dollarJamaicaJMD
$Mexican pesoMexicoMXN
C$Nicaraguan córdobaNicaraguaNIO
B/.Panamanian balboaPanamaPAB
Paraguayan guaraníParaguayPYG
S/.Peruvian solPeruPEN
ƒNetherlands Antillean guilderSint MaartenANG
Sr$Surinamese dollarSurinameSRD
TT$Trinidad and Tobago dollarTrinidad and TobagoTTD
$UUruguayan pesoUruguayUYU
Bs.Venezuelan bolívarVenezuelaVED

List of currency symbols: Middle East

Currency symbolCurrencyCountryCurrency code
؋Afghan afghaniAfghanistanAFN
֏, դրArmenian dramArmeniaAMD
Azerbaijani manatAzerbaijanAZN
.د.بBahraini dinarBahrainBHD
EuroCyprusEUR
ლარიLariGeorgiaGEL
ع.دIraqi dinarIraqIQD
Iranian rialIranIRR
Israeli new shekelIsraelILS
ينارJordanian dinarJordanJOD
كKuwaiti dinarKuwaitKWD
ل.لLebanese poundLebanonLBP
Israeli shekelPalestineILS
£SSyrian poundSyriaSYP
AEDEmirati dirhamUnited Arab Emirates (UAE)AED
Israeli shekelIsraelILS
ر.عOmani rialOmanOMR
ر.قQatari riyalQatarQAR
SRSaudi riyalSaudi ArabiaSAR
Yemeni rialYemenYER

List of currency symbols: Africa

Currency symbolCurrencyCountryCurrency code
FCFACFA francWest AfricaXAF
CFACFA francCentral AfricaXOF
دجAlgerian dinarAlgeriaDZD
KzAngolan kwanzaAngolaAOA
PBotswana pulaBotswanaBWP
FBuBurundian francBurundiBIF
CVECape Verdean escudoCabo VerdeCVE
CFComorian francComorosKMF
FCCongolese francDemocratic Republic of the CongoCDF
FdjDjiboutian francDjiboutiDJF
Egyptian poundEgyptEGP
NkfEritrean nakfaEritreaERN
BrEthiopian birrEthiopiaETB
LLilangeniEswatiniSZL
DDalasiGambiaGMD
GH₵Ghanaian cediGhanaGHS
FGGuinean francGuineaGNF
KShKenyan shillingKenyaKES
LLesotho lotiLesothoLSL
LD$Liberian dollarLiberiaLRD
LDLibyan dinarLibyaLYD
ArMalagasy ariaryMadagascarMGA
KMalawian kwachaMalawiMWK
Mauritian rupeeMauritiusMUR
UMOuguiyaMauritaniaMRU
DHMoroccan dirhamMoroccoMAD
MTMozambican meticalMozambiqueMZN
N$Namibian dollarNamibiaNAD
Nigerian nairaNigeriaNGN
R₣Rwandan francRwandaRWF
DbSão Tomé and Príncipe dobraSao Tome and PrincipeSTN
SRSeychellois rupeeSeychellesSCR
LeSierra Leonean leoneSierra LeoneSLL
Sh.So.Somali shillingSomaliaSOS
RSouth african randSouth AfricaZAR
SS£South Sudanese poundSouth SudanSSP
SDGSudanese poundSudanSDG
TShTanzanian shillingTanzaniaTZS
د.تTunisian dinarTunisiaTND
UShUgandan shillingUgandaUGX
$United States DollarZimbabweUSD

List of currency symbols: Asia & The Pacific region

Currency symbolCurrencyCountryCurrency code
A$Australian dollarAustraliaAUD
Bangladeshi takaBangladeshBDT
NuBhutanese ngultrumBhutanBTN
B$Brunei dollarBruneiBND
Cambodian rielCambodiaKHR
¥ /元Chinese yuanChinaCNY
$ / HK$ / “元”Hong Kong dollarHong KongHKD
RpIndonesian rupiahIndonesiaIDR
Indian rupeeIndiaINR
¥Japanese yenJapanJPY
Kazakhstani tengeKazakhstanKZT
somKyrgyzstani somKyrgyzstanKGS
Lao kipLaosLAK
MOP$Macanese patacaMacauMOP
RMMalaysian ringgitMalaysiaMYR
MRfMaldivian rufiyaaMaldivesMVR
Mongolian tögrögMongoliaMNT
KKyatMyanmarMMK
RsNepalese rupeeNepalNPR
$New Zealand dollarNew ZealandNZD
North Korean wonNorth KoreaKPW
RsPakistani rupeePakistanPKR
Philippine pesoPhilippinesPHP
S$Singapore dollarSingaporeSGD
South Korean wonSouth KoreaKRW
RsSri Lankan rupeeSri LankaLKR
NT$New Taiwan dollarTaiwanTWD
TJSSomoniTajikistanTJS
US$US DollarTimor-LesteUSD
฿Thai bahtThailandTHB
mTurkmen new manatTurkmenistanTMT
somUzbekistan somUzbekistanUZS
Vietnamese đồngVietnamVND

List of currency symbols: Cryptocurrencies

Most cryptocurrencies like Monero, Litecoin and Ethereum use existing characters to mark their currency.

Currency symbolCurrencyCurrency code
BitcoinBTC or XBT
ΞEthereumETH
ŁLitecoinLTC
ɱMoneroXMR
XRPRipplesXRP
TetherUSDT

List of currency symbol shortcuts on keyboard

Currency symbolCurrency symbol on Mac keyboardCurrency symbol on Windows keyboardCurrencyCurrency code
Shift+Option+2Alt+EEuroEUR
£Option+3Alt+LPounds sterlingGBP
$Shift+4Shift+4US dollarUSD
¥Option+YJapanese yenJPY

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How to insert currency symbols in MS Word and Excel

If you need to enter an unfamiliar currency symbol into a Word document, it can be done pretty simply with just a few steps.

Here’s how to insert a currency symbol:

  1. Open a document
  2. Click Insert , and then choose Symbol or Advanced Symbol on iOS
  3. Select a common symbol or click on More Symbols
  4. Choose Currency Symbols from the drop down box
  5. Click on the symbol you wish to enter

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If you’re using an Excel document, you have 2 options; you can either follow the steps above, or you can format the cell.

Here’s how to format the cell to show currency symbols:

  1. Open a document
  2. Select the cell you want to format
  3. Right click and choose Format Cells
  4. Choose Currency from the drop down list
  5. Find the symbol you need
  6. Click OK

MS-Excel-insert-currency-function

If you format your cell, you can type in a number, and hit return. You’ll see it’s turned into a currency format, with the symbol you selected. So for example, if you chose the £ sign, and typed in 54, the cell would show £54.00. Smart, huh?

If you struggle to find a currency symbol, it could be because the font you’re using isn’t set up to handle that particular symbol. Try switching to a different font and follow the steps again.

How to insert currency signs in Google Docs and Sheets

Adding currency symbols in Google Docs and Sheets is quite straightforward. However, there’s a slightly different route you need to take for both. So, let’s take a look.

Here’s a step-by-step guide for Google Docs:

  1. Open a document
  2. Click Insert and choose Special characters
  3. Pick Currency from the second drop down menu
  4. Click on the symbol to insert it

Google-Docs-currency-options

It’s a bit different in Google Sheets. Instead of using the Insert function, you need to format the cell instead.

Here’s how to add currency symbols in Google Sheets:

  1. Open a document
  2. Choose a cell or cells you want to format
  3. Click Format, navigate to Number and choose Custom currency
  4. Choose the correct currency and click Apply

Google-Sheets-currency-formatting

For more information on HTML and Unicode characters, check out these resources:

Toptal's HTML characters

Compart's Unicode characters

Whether you're travelling abroad and curious about the local currency or just were looking for how to add a currency symbol to your document - hopefully you’ve found it.


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