The Low Down on Saudi Arabia Currency
Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority
SR or ر.س
5, 10, 50, 100, 500 riyals
1, 5, 10, 25, 50 halalas, 1 riyal, 2 riyals
The official currency in Saudi Arabia is the riyal which is abbreviated to SAR. 1 Riyal is divided into 100 halalas.
The riyal has been the currency in Saudi Arabia since it came into being in 1902 and was the currency of Hejaz before Saudi Arabia was formed.
Originally a coin-based currency, the Saudi Arabian monetary agency began issuing banknotes in 1961 for denominations of 1, 5, 10, 50 and 100 riyals.
In 1983 the 500 riyal banknote was introduced, and in 2000 banknotes were issued as a celebration of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s centenary.
Learn more about the AUD to SAR Exchange Rate and its economical influences.
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- What is the currency symbol in Saudi Arabia?
The Saudi riyal is often represented either as ‘SR’ or the symbol ر.س
- Is the riyal pegged to any other currencies?
Yes, the SAR is pegged to the USD at a rate of 1 USD to 3.75 SAR. These currencies were officially pegged in June 1986.
- What credit cards are accepted in Saudi Arabia?
The most commonly-accepted credit cards are Visa™ and MasterCard™ in Saudi Arabia. Discover and American Express are also accepted at certain establishments.
*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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