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    Kuwait - Kuwaiti dinar - Currency Guide


    Foreign exchange guide to Kuwait and the Kuwaiti dinar (KWD)

    What's in this Kuwait currency guide?

    1. USD/KWD trend
    2. Forecasts
    3. Travel Kuwait
    4. Spending KWD
    5. Send to Kuwait

    USD/KWD Trend (90-day)

    USD to KWD at 0.3016 is just above its 90-day average, range 0.3002-0.3018.

    The below interactive chart displays the USD/KWD trend and UP DOWN HIGH LOW alerts

    USD to KWD Currency Trend Chart

    US dollar to Kuwaiti dinar - Historical Rates

    USD/KWD wasChangePeriod
    05 Oct 2021
    no change2 Weeks
    21 Jul 2021
    0.3% 90 Days
    19 Oct 2020
    1.4% 1 Year
    20 Oct 2016
    0.3% 5 Years
    22 Oct 2011
    9.4% 10 Years
    24 Oct 2001
    1.9% 20 Years
    USD/KWD change over periods to 19-Oct-2021

    $10,000 USD
    د.ك3,016 KWD

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

    USD to KWD - Quick Amounts

    Sell USD   →   Buy KWD
    $ 1 د.ك 0.3016
    $ 5 د.ك 1.5080
    $ 10 د.ك 3.0160
    $ 20 د.ك 6.0320
    $ 50 د.ك 15.08
    $ 100 د.ك 30.16
    $ 250 د.ك 75.40
    $ 500 د.ك 150.80
    $ 1,000 د.ك 301.60
    $ 2,000 د.ك 603.20
    $ 5,000 د.ك 1,508
    $ 10,000 د.ك 3,016
    $ 20,000 د.ك 6,032
    $ 50,000 د.ك 15,080
    $ 100,000 د.ك 30,160
    $ 3.3153 د.ك 1
    $ 16.58 د.ك 5
    $ 33.15 د.ك 10
    $ 66.31 د.ك 20
    $ 165.77 د.ك 50
    $ 331.53 د.ك 100
    $ 828.83 د.ك 250
    $ 1,658 د.ك 500
    $ 3,315 د.ك 1,000
    $ 6,631 د.ك 2,000
    $ 16,577 د.ك 5,000
    $ 33,153 د.ك 10,000
    $ 66,306 د.ك 20,000
    $ 165,765 د.ك 50,000
    $ 331,530 د.ك 100,000

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    Frequently Asked Questions


    What currency should I use in Kuwait?

    The domestic currency in Kuwait is the Kuwaiti dinar.

    What is the Kuwaiti dinar currency code and symbol?

    The three letter currency code for the Kuwaiti dinar is KWD — symbol is د.ك.

    Which countries use the Kuwaiti dinar?

    It is the domestic currency in    Kuwait.

    Is the Kuwaiti dinar a closed currency?

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


    Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Kuwait

    Getting around in Kuwait.

    Kuwait’s transport network is almost entirely contained within Kuwait City. Moreover, due to its size, all transport is road-based in the country, with buses providing the only form of public transport. The bus network in Kuwait is generally cheap and efficient, though don’t expect to be dropped off at any any major visitor attraction, as the network was designed with locals in mind. The majority of routes are run by the Kuwait Public Transport Company (KPTC) which has services going all over the county, as well as into other Gulf states. The KPTC also runs a ferry service to Failaka Island, a popular day trip for locals and tourists alike, which leaves daily from Ras Salmiya.

    Unusual vehicle patterns and unconventional driving habits usually make tourists choose not to rent a car in Kuwait. Kuwaiti driving is some of the worst in the world, and is the biggest killer in Kuwait. Hire a driver or get to know a good local taxi driver. While the roads are good in Kuwait, the driving skills and level of respect for road rules may not match those from other countries. The good news is that taxis are very reasonably priced. A taxi from the airport is about KD6 (approx U$20).

    Local laws and traditions in Kuwait.

    Kuwait is a Muslim country and while not as conservative as many of its Gulf neighbours, you should behave and dress in a respectful way.

    Respect local traditions, customs, laws and religions at all times and be aware of your actions to ensure that they do not offend other cultures or religious beliefs, especially during the holy month of Ramadan or if you intend to visit religious areas. Also, as Kuwait was part of the Gulf War, which was not all that long ago there are still unexploded munitions, including landmines in many rural areas, at beaches and recreational sites. Do not stray from well-travelled roads, stay on clearly identifiable tracks, and exercise great care, because there is a danger of unexploded ordnance even if an area has been officially cleared.

    In terms of weather and environmental concerns, sand and dust storms occur regularly and flooding is not uncommon. Being a Gulf state Kuwait often experiences extremely high temperatures.


    Travel money for Kuwait

    Save money and time by Ordering your Kuwaiti dinar online from Travelex, you get better rates and can pick up the KWD 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 Kuwaiti dinar otherwise you may get much worst exchange rates.


    Send Money to Kuwait - Best Rates

    To get a good (and fair) exchange rate when sending money to Kuwait you need to find and compare exchange rates for International Money Transfers (IMTs).

    The available FX rates for sending money abroad can be very different to the mid-market (wholesale) rate which you see reported online and in the News.

    You should especially compare your own bank's exchange rates to those available from Money Transfer specialists to see how much you can save - we make that calculation easy in the below table.

    Get a better deal for foreign transfers to Kuwait

    When sending money to Kuwait 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 Kuwaiti dinar 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 KWD amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Kuwait.

    Use the above Send to Kuwaiti dinar 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 Kuwaiti dinar deposited into the recipient bank account and less margins and fees kept by the banks!

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