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Foreign Exchange Guide to Armenia

Read this currency guide to Armenia with money transfer and travel tips.   [USD/AMD=484.5341]

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Armenian Dram
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This is a foreign exchange guide to Armenia, the Armenian Dram currency plus AMD transfers and travel tips.

In this Armenia currency guide we take a look at :

  1. Armenian Dram info - general info about the Armenian Dram
  2. Armenian Dram in the markets - recent AMD moves and predictions from the FX markets
  3. Travelling in Armenia - currency & money saving tips
  4. Buying Armenian Dram cash online - travel money for Armenia
  5. Sending money to Armenia - save on Armenian Dram bank transfers to Armenia
  6. Armenian Dram exchange rates - latest & historic exchange rates.

Armenian Dram (AMD) general currency information

What is the Armenian Dram currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the Armenian Dram is AMD.

Is the Armenian Dram a closed currency?

Yes the Armenian Dram is a closed currency. Which means that you will not be able to purchase the currency (AMD) before departure and will need to buy it upon arrival. For more information and a full list of closed currencies please refer to our guide: What is a closed currency?

Which countries use the Armenian Dram?

It is the domestic currency in Armenia.

The dram (Armenian: Դրամ; code: AMD) is the monetary unit of Armenia and the neighboring unrecognized Republic of Artsakh. It is subdivided into 100 luma (Armenian: լումա). The word "dram" translates into English as "money" and has the same linguistic derivation with the Greek drachma and the Arabic dirham. The first instance of a dram currency was in the period from 1199 to 1375, when silver coins called dram were issued.

Armenian Dram (AMD) in the markets

The interactive chart below shows the USD to AMD exchange rate for the previous 3 months with rate alerts for days when the exchange rate moved up or down significantly or for 30 day highs and lows.

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Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Armenia


Armenia's currency is the Armenian Dram (AMD). US Dollars, Euro and Russian Roubles are widely used and often prices for goods and services are quoted in these currencies but by law, payment must be made in Armenian Dram.

There are many ATMs in Yerevan which accept major credit cards and debit cards with the Maestro/Cirrus or Visa sign displayed on the card. Outside the capital however you will need to carry sufficient local currency. Take note Western Union does not operate in Armenia, however, MoneyGram currently does.


Travel money for Armenia


As mentioned above, the Armenian Dram is a closed currency. Which means that you will not be able to purchase the currency (AMD) before departure and will need to buy it upon arrival in Armenia.

For these types of destinations, using a pre-paid travel card is a good solution. As no travel cards support loading closed currencies like the AMD you will incur currency conversion or foreign transaction fees if you use a travel money card in Armenia.

However, using a pre-paid travel card is still a good idea as you can avoid ATM fees and also you can avoid using (and losing!) your main bank or debit/credit card.


Armenia Trip Checklist    

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Sending money to Armenia

When searching around for information on how to get a good exchange rate when sending money to Armenia you need to start with finding out the latest Armenian Dram 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 Armenia

When sending money to Armenia 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 Armenian Dram 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 AMD amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Armenia.

Use our Send to AMD 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 Armenian Dram deposited into the recipient bank account and less margins and fees kept by the banks!


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Popular AMD cross rates

AMD/USD - Armenian Dram to United States Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
09 Dec 20180.0020611 Week
16 Nov 20180.0020621 Month
19 Jun 20180.0020746 Months
16 Dec 20170.0020641 Year
16 Dec 20160.0020642 Years
17 Dec 20130.0024465 Years
18 Dec 20080.00323010 Years

AMD/EUR - Armenian Dram to Euro - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
09 Dec 20180.0018081 Week
16 Nov 20180.0018051 Month
19 Jun 20180.0017906 Months
16 Dec 20170.0017561 Year
16 Dec 20160.0019782 Years
17 Dec 20130.0017765 Years
18 Dec 20080.00225210 Years

AMD/GBP - Armenian Dram to British Pound Sterling - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
09 Dec 20180.0016211 Week
16 Nov 20180.0016061 Month
19 Jun 20180.0015756 Months
16 Dec 20170.0015491 Year
16 Dec 20160.0016542 Years
17 Dec 20130.0015035 Years
18 Dec 20080.00212810 Years

AMD/JPY - Armenian Dram to Japanese Yen - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
09 Dec 20180.23191 Week
16 Nov 20180.23261 Month
19 Jun 20180.22836 Months
16 Dec 20170.23241 Year
16 Dec 20160.24342 Years
17 Dec 20130.25125 Years
18 Dec 20080.287910 Years

AMD/AUD - Armenian Dram to Australian Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
09 Dec 20180.0028711 Week
16 Nov 20180.0028111 Month
19 Jun 20180.0028076 Months
16 Dec 20170.0026991 Year
16 Dec 20160.0028222 Years
17 Dec 20130.0027475 Years
18 Dec 20080.00464810 Years

AMD/CAD - Armenian Dram to Canadian Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
09 Dec 20180.0027481 Week
16 Nov 20180.0027111 Month
19 Jun 20180.0027546 Months
16 Dec 20170.0026561 Year
16 Dec 20160.0027532 Years
17 Dec 20130.0025935 Years
18 Dec 20080.00386310 Years

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