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Georgia - Georgian Lari - Currency Guide


Foreign exchange guide to Georgia and the Georgian Lari (GEL)


GEL News, Forecasts and Trends

The below interactive chart shows the USD to GEL exchange rate, trend and recent alerts for the last 90 days.

Recent USD to GEL 90-day trend
14-DAY-LO (2d)
USD/GEL at 3.195 was trading 3.5% above AVG:3.087 with LO:2.785 and HI:3.46 (90 days). There are no current rate alerts.

US Dollar to Georgian Lari - Historical Rates

USD/GELPeriod to 28-MayDateRate
0.6% ▼1 Week21 May 20203.2100
0.5% ▼30 Days28 Apr 20203.2050
14.3% ▲90 Days28 Feb 20202.7900
13.7% ▲1 Year29 May 20192.8050
38.4% ▲5 Years30 May 20152.3047
78.8% ▲10 Years31 May 20101.7842
USD/GEL 10 year rates & changes to 28-May-2020 (3.1900)

US Dollar to Georgian Lari - Quick Conversions

U$ 1 3.1950
U$ 5 15.98
U$ 10 31.95
U$ 20 63.90
U$ 50 159.75
U$ 100 319.50
U$ 250 798.75
U$ 500 1,598
U$ 1,000 3,195
U$ 2,000 6,390
U$ 5,000 15,975
U$ 10,000 31,950
U$ 50,000 159,750
U$ 100,000 319,500
More amounts
U$ 0.3130 ლ 1
U$ 1.5650 ლ 5
U$ 3.1300 ლ 10
U$ 6.2600 ლ 20
U$ 15.65 ლ 50
U$ 31.30 ლ 100
U$ 78.25 ლ 250
U$ 156.50 ლ 500
U$ 313.00 ლ 1,000
U$ 626.00 ლ 2,000
U$ 1,565 ლ 5,000
U$ 3,130 ლ 10,000
U$ 15,650 ლ 50,000
U$ 31,300 ლ 100,000
More amounts

Frequently Asked Questions


What currency should I use in Georgia?

The domestic currency in Georgia is the Georgian Lari.

What is the Georgian Lari currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the Georgian Lari is GEL — symbol is .

Which countries use the Georgian Lari?

It is the domestic currency in    Georgia.

Is the Georgian Lari a closed currency?

No, the Georgian Lari is freely available and convertible. See guide: What is a closed currency?


Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Georgia

Travel money for Georgia

Save money and time by Ordering your Georgian Lari online from Travelex, you get better rates and can pick up the GEL cash locally or even on travel day at the airport.

Another popular option is to use a Pre-paid Travel Card. Your Debit/Credit Card provider will charge you 2% from market mid-rate, but your bank may also charge an extra 3% as an “Overseas Transaction Charge” plus “Overseas ATM” fees for withdrawing cash.

For card purchases if offered a choice of currencies always select to Pay in Georgian Lari otherwise you may get much worst exchange rates.


Sending money to Georgia

When searching around for information on how to get a good exchange rate when sending money to Georgia you need to start with finding out the latest Georgian Lari foreign-transfer exchange rate.

Then compare your bank's exchange rates to several licensed FX providers exchange rate and fees to see how much you can save (we make that calculation easy here).

Get a better deal for foreign transfers to Georgia

When sending money to Georgia it’s important to compare your bank’s rates & fees with those we have negotiated with our partner money transfer providers. To get a better deal you should follow these 4 simple steps :

  1. Open an account with a BER reviewed FX provider (id docs may be required)
  2. You specify the local or Georgian Lari amount you want to transfer
  3. Make a local currency domestic transfer for the requested amount to the provider's bank account in your country
  4. Once your funds are received by the provider the converted GEL amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Georgia.

Use our Send to Georgian Lari calculator to compare the exchange rates of FX specialist providers rates versus your bank's standard rates you can hopefully save around 5% and maybe more - end result is more Georgian Lari deposited into the recipient bank account and less margins and fees kept by the banks!

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