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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?

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.

Ordering home delivery online

I am very pleased with Travelex. One point though, tried three times to order home delivery of cash as I wanted to avoid carrying cash from the Post Office. In the end I gave up and picked the cash up myself from PO. Fortunately no problems! Otherwise great service, always on time. Thank you. Rita Willard


very easy process

very easy process


Easy to order your travel money online

Easy to order your travel money online, lots of convenient pickup points, no hassles

Bronwyn Gardiner

Great service

Great service

Kerryanne Margaret Ryan

Good service

Good service. Quick response. You must book at least a week ahead.

Norm Marsh

Travelex was efficient and very…

Travelex was efficient and very professional.

A Dunstan

Hawaiian Traveller

All good, simple transactions.

Hawaiian Traveller

Fast cash.

My only complaint would be the apparent lack of an outlet at Sydney international terminal. Collecting from Belconnen Canberra was fast and seamless. Ordering cash online and payment via BPay were all super easy.

Steve Yeo.

Such an easy and efficent process

Such an easy and efficient process, a great mix of notes supplied and am really happy with the great service.

Narelle B

Quick and Easy

Using the website was easy and uncomplicated. The money arrives at a convenient location for pickup.


Great service

Great service! Great rate !

Simon Parnell

Easy, quick and simple

Easy to order online Very pleasant lady at the collection desk

Anne Thompson

Good service

Ordering and processing online was straightforward and efficient . Wait time at the pickup kiosk was longer than expected.



Simple, quick and convenient.

Paul Kenneth Dacey

Easy Peasy

Easy ordering online, no fees, easily accessible collection kiosks, friendly helpful staff behind the counter.

Steve H

*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.

^^Based on mid-market and Travelex Online AUD to FX exchange rates as of the date of the relevant social media post and/or email communication. Rates are subject to change throughout the day. Any rates and savings are quoted as a guide only.

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