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The Low Down on Pakistan Currency


Pakistan rupee

Currency code:


Central Bank:

State Bank of Pakistan


Rupayya, Paisay

Currency symbol:

Currency sub unit:


Bank notes:

10, 20, 50, 100, 500, 1,000, 5,000 rupees


1, 2, 5,10 rupees

The official currency in Pakistan is the rupee which is abbreviated to the currency code PKR. The Pakistani rupee is subdivided into 100 paise.

The State Bank of Pakistan controls the issuance of the rupee and is the country’s central bank.

Common spellings for the rupee in Pakistan also include ‘rupees’, ‘rupaya’ or ‘rupaye’ and the most common abbreviation used is Rs.

Large values of rupees are used for denominations of thousands including; lakh (100,000), crore (10 million), arab (1 billion) and kharab (100 billion).

The most commonly used bills for US Pakistani rupee are the 10, 20, 50, 100, 500 and 1,000 notes.

What to spend your rupee on**:

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    Movie ticket

    550 PKR *

  • *

    Local train ticket

    20 PKR *

  • *

    3 course meal for 2

    1,027 PKR *

  • *

    Bottle of local beer

    250 PKR *

  • *

    Bus tour of the Walled City

    200 PKR *

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Must-sees in Pakistan

Swat District
  • Swat District
  • Known for its unparalleled natural beauty, the Swat region sits in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Stunning lakes and mountain ranges, rolling rivers and green hills, meadows, waterfalls and thick forests make this place an unforgettable and must-see destination.
Walled City of Lahore
  • Walled City of Lahore
  • The walled city of Lahore refers to the historic core of the ancient city of Lahore. Established in around 1000 BCE, it is home to the Lahore Fort, the Moti Masjid or pearl mosque and many pavilions and museums.
  • Karachi
  • Karachi is the capital of Pakistan and offers a selection of sights and activities to entertain even the most seasoned traveller. Wander down Clifton Beach and soak up the sun, take in the majestic Mazar-e-Quaid, escape to Hilal Park for a stroll, or hit the beautiful Mohatta Palace Museum.

Buying Pakistan rupee online is easy

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  • 1. Click the ‘Buy Pakistan rupee Now’ button below
  • And tell us how much you need for your trip.

  • 2. Choose how to get it
  • Get your currency home-delivered or choose to collect at more than 3,600 pick up locations.

  • 3. Pay online
  • Simply pay using either your debit card (recommended) or credit card and you’re all set!

Travelling to Pakistan in the Future?

Travelling to Pakistan in the Future?

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FAQ Relating to Pakistani Currency

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  • What are the most commonly-used coins in Pakistan?

    Coins commonly used in Pakistan include 1, 2 and 5 rupees.

  • What is the symbol used for the Pakistani rupee?

    The symbol and abbreviation used for the Pakistani rupee is Rs.

  • Whose likeness is shown on Pakistani money?

    The person whose likeness is shown on Pakistani money is the founder of the country; Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

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*Rates are subject to change throughout the day. In-store rates vary compared to online.

**The figures provided are indicative only and are there to provide an idea of the amount of travel money you may need during your trip.

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