Georgia - Georgian Lari - Currency Guide


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


USD/GEL 90-day view

USD/GEL at 3.22 is 4.4% above its 90-DAY average, range 2.995 - 3.22 .
🔔 USD/GEL is UP 3.7% this 7-DAY period and at 90-DAY HIGHS.
Alerts:7-DAY3.7% | 90-DAY HIGHS |
Recent USD to GEL 90-day trend

GEL News, Forecasts and Trends

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

US Dollar to Georgian Lari - Historical Rates

USD/GEL rateChangePeriod
11 Sep 2020 : 3.10503.7% ▲1 Week
19 Aug 2020 : 3.09004.2% ▲30 Days
20 Jun 2020 : 3.05005.6% ▲90 Days
19 Sep 2019 : 2.96008.8% ▲1 Year
20 Sep 2015 : 2.449831.4% ▲5 Years
21 Sep 2010 : 1.829876% ▲10 Years

USD/GEL 10 year historic rates & change to 18-Sep-2020 : 3.2200


U$10,000 USD
ლ32,200 GEL

Converted at USD/GEL interbank rate, compare Send Money and Currency Exchange exchange rates.

US Dollar to Georgian Lari - Quick Conversions

U$ 1 3.2200
U$ 5 16.10
U$ 10 32.20
U$ 20 64.40
U$ 50 161.00
U$ 100 322.00
U$ 250 805.00
U$ 500 1,610
U$ 1,000 3,220
U$ 2,000 6,440
U$ 5,000 16,100
U$ 10,000 32,200
U$ 50,000 161,000
U$ 100,000 322,000
More amounts
U$ 0.3106 ლ 1
U$ 1.5530 ლ 5
U$ 3.1060 ლ 10
U$ 6.2120 ლ 20
U$ 15.53 ლ 50
U$ 31.06 ლ 100
U$ 77.65 ლ 250
U$ 155.30 ლ 500
U$ 310.60 ლ 1,000
U$ 621.20 ლ 2,000
U$ 1,553 ლ 5,000
U$ 3,106 ლ 10,000
U$ 15,530 ლ 50,000
U$ 31,060 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 exchange rate for foreign-transfers, which can be very different to the wholesale 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 in the below table.

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 the above 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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