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Yemen - Yemeni Rial - Currency Guide


Foreign exchange guide to Yemen and the Yemeni Rial (YER)


USD/YER Trend (90-day)

USDYER at 250.35 is near its 90-DAY average, range 249.85-250.42.
🔔 USDYER is at 90-DAY HIGHS.
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Recent USD to YER Trend + Alerts

The above interactive chart shows the USD/YER Exchange Rate, Trends and Alerts - UP DOWN HIGH LOW


YER News, Forecasts and Trends

US Dollar to Yemeni Rial - Historical Rates

26 Feb 2021
0% ▼1 Week
03 Feb 2021
0% ▼30 Days
05 Dec 2020
0% ▲90 Days
05 Mar 2020
0% ▲1 Year
06 Mar 2016
16.5% ▲5 Years
08 Mar 2011
17.3% ▲10 Years

USD/YER 10 year historic rates & change to 05-Mar-2021 : 250.35


$10,000 USD
﷼2,503,501 YER

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

US Dollar to Yemeni Rial - Quick Convert

$ 1 250.35
$ 5 1,252
$ 10 2,504
$ 20 5,007
$ 50 12,518
$ 100 25,035
$ 250 62,588
$ 500 125,175
$ 1,000 250,350
$ 2,000 500,700
$ 5,000 1,251,750
$ 10,000 2,503,500
$ 50,000 12,517,500
$ 100,000 25,035,000
More amounts
$ 0.0040 ﷼ 1
$ 0.0200 ﷼ 5
$ 0.0399 ﷼ 10
$ 0.0799 ﷼ 20
$ 0.1997 ﷼ 50
$ 0.3994 ﷼ 100
$ 0.9985 ﷼ 250
$ 1.9970 ﷼ 500
$ 3.9940 ﷼ 1,000
$ 7.9880 ﷼ 2,000
$ 19.97 ﷼ 5,000
$ 39.94 ﷼ 10,000
$ 199.70 ﷼ 50,000
$ 399.40 ﷼ 100,000
More amounts

Frequently Asked Questions


What currency should I use in Yemen?

The domestic currency in Yemen is the Yemeni Rial.

What is the Yemeni Rial currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the Yemeni Rial is YER — symbol is .

Which countries use the Yemeni Rial?

It is the domestic currency in    Yemen.

Is the Yemeni Rial a closed currency?

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


Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Yemen

Today, travellers do not have the privilege of visiting, as the country is in crisis, with civil war taking a desperate toll on most of the population. Needless to say, it is not safe to travel there. Yemen is a difficult country to get around, but the rewards for the persevering visitor are an unforgettable experience, populated with very friendly and open hosts. Despite being adjacent to Saudi Arabia and on the same peninsula as the United Arab Emirates, Yemen is definitely a place apart. However, the country is embroiled in civil war and the situation on the ground continues to deteriorate.

The impressive grand mosques that grace each Peninsula capital city are often open to non-Muslims. A mosque tour can be inspirational in terms of cultural insights.

Is it safe to travel in Yemen?

Anyone entering the country should try to keep up-to-date on the exact security situation of their intended destinations and be prepared to change plans if the situation mandates it. Terrorist groups continue to plot and conduct attacks in Yemen and may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, and local government facilities.

Gay and Lesbian visitors are unlikely to encounter outright prejudice or harassment so long as they remain discreet. However, this may well change if you become involved with a local. Room sharing is generally not a problem (it will be assumed you're economising). The public consumption of alcohol is punishable under Islamic law in Yemen. Tap water should be avoided. To stay safe, it is recommended to stick to the bottled variety.

ATMs are rare in Yemen, if you want to find one you will want to look in the large cities as you there are almost none outside of them.


Travel money for Yemen

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


Send Money to Yemen - Best Rates

To get a good (and fair) exchange rate when sending money to Yemen 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 Yemen

When sending money to Yemen 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 Yemeni Rial 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 YER amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Yemen.

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

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