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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 *

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    Local train ticket

    20 PKR *

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    3 course meal for 2

    1,027 PKR *

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    Bottle of local beer

    250 PKR *

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    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

Order Pakistan rupee online, lock in the rate and collect at your local store, at the airport before you fly or have it delivered at home

  • 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?

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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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So easy to do online and went to the…

So easy to do online and went to the post office as per instructions and there was the currency I ordered! Brilliant!

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Don't go past this one!

Good rates, user friendly on line service and great communication.


Excellent service

Excellent service

Arturo Andrade Hernandez

Overall great experience.

The website is very easy to navigate and online ordering was really easy. I had to change my pick up date and a simple email request was met with a quick response to accommodate my change. Pick up was also really quick and easy and the representative was very friendly. Overall, a great experience.


Highly recommend

Very easy to order online and pay via BPay to avoid credit card fees. Pick up at OOL airport was good, be aware the pickup counter is located through the screening gate in the domestic department area. There’s another counter in the check in area but this is not we’re you collect online orders.

Kylie Hunt

Sent too soon.

Worked well except for the currency being sent several days before the requested date, which meant I was not home to receive it, which meant a trip to the post office some Km away to collect it. That said, I would probably use the service again as the rates are better than the banks, etc.

Michael R

easy to use

easy to use, and so reliable. My money came a few days early too. Would definitely use them again, and recommend to friends.

Penelope Travis

Pick up was fast and hassle free

Pick up was fast and hassle free. Professional service.

Monica Kwan

the transaction was quick and easy

the transaction was quick and easy, love being able to buy online and pick up in store. it would be a 5 star except that I could not choose the denominations of currency and ended up with too many small notes of one currency and large notes for the other.

Bronwyn Turner

All went according to plan

All went according to plan

Luis Marcos Grimaldi

Straightforward and delivered exactly…

Straightforward and delivered exactly as asked

Vicki Amanda Taylor

Ordering my USD online.

I ordered my money online and then received a friendly phone call to be told my money had arrived and was ready to be collected, earlier than expected which was really helpful. On arrival to collect I was greeted with a smile and the lady behind the counter could not have been more helpful and even offered extra advice and information that was much appreciated. I wouldn’t hesitate to use Travelex again.

Sharan Weier

Better rates than the banks

Better rates than the banks. Good service from the kiosks.


The exchange rate was very good

The exchange rate was very good, and the online transaction went smoothly....highly recommended!!

Andrew S.

Quick and simple

An easy and hassle free order to place and collect.

Chelle Peters

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**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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