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Foreign Exchange Guide to Cambodia

Read this currency guide to Cambodia with money transfer and travel tips.   [USD/KHR=4038.0305]

Cambodia
Country Code:
KH
Domestic Currency:
Cambodian Riel
Symbol - Code:
៛ KHR
Telephone Prefix:
+855

This is a foreign exchange guide to Cambodia, the Cambodian Riel currency plus KHR transfers and travel tips.


In this Cambodia currency guide we take a look at :

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

Cambodian Riel (KHR) general currency information


What is the Cambodian Riel currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the Cambodian Riel is KHR and the symbol is .


Is the Cambodian Riel a closed currency?

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


Which countries use the Cambodian Riel?

It is the domestic currency in Cambodia.


Cambodian Riel (KHR) in the markets

The interactive chart below shows the USD to KHR 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.


USD-KHR 3 Month chart
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Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Cambodia

 

Cambodia is a very cheap country to travel in. Visas are available on arrival (also known as the "VOA"), cost US$30 and take about 20-30 minutes to process. One can also apply for the visa online. Note that at some border crossings they do not accept the e-visa, be sure to check which crossings accept them on the site prior to purchasing the e-visa.

If you're out in the crowded streets of Phnom Penh, trying to enjoy the sights of this captivating city, but you're constantly approached by locals trying to sell you stuff you don't want. Although selling over-priced merchandise or pestering relatively wealthy tourists isn't a crime, some find it really annoying.

Tuk Tuks are the cheapest way to get around in a city, set your price before jumping in and pay on arrival. Local city transportation is cheap, costing only a few dollars. You can get a bus anywhere in the country at a good price.

While in Siem Reap or Phnom Penh you can gain a lot by hiring one tuk tuk driver during your whole stay.This is one way to build a rapport, to get good continuous service and to remove some of the hassle factor in having to flag down a tuk tuk.

Booking internal  travel from Siem Reap to other centres such as Battambang or Phnom Penh is generally easy with most every hotel and guest house having good local knowledge. Ask your hotel/guest house manager and they will be sure to help.

 

Travel money for Cambodia

 

As mentioned above, the Cambodian Riel is a closed currency. Which means that you will not be able to purchase the currency (KHR) before departure and will need to buy it upon arrival in Cambodia.

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 KHR you will incur currency conversion or foreign transaction fees if you use a travel money card in Cambodia.

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.

   

Cambodia Trip Checklist    

 
  1. Search Hotel deals - Save on your accomodation in Cambodia
  2. Lonely Planet - world's best travel guide (coupon and deals)

Sending money to Cambodia

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

When sending money to Cambodia 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 Cambodian Riel 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 KHR amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Cambodia.

Use our Send to KHR 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 Cambodian Riel deposited into the recipient bank account and less margins and fees kept by the banks!

   

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Major KHR cross rates


KHR/USD - Cambodian Riel to United States Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
11 Nov 20180.0002461 Week
19 Oct 20180.0002461 Month
22 May 20180.0002466 Months
18 Nov 20170.0002481 Year
18 Nov 20160.0002482 Years
19 Nov 20130.0002515 Years
20 Nov 20080.00024610 Years

KHR/EUR - Cambodian Riel to Euro - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
11 Nov 20180.0002171 Week
19 Oct 20180.0002131 Month
22 May 20180.0002096 Months
18 Nov 20170.0002101 Year
18 Nov 20160.0002352 Years
19 Nov 20130.0001865 Years
20 Nov 20080.00019710 Years

KHR/GBP - Cambodian Riel to British Pound Sterling - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
11 Nov 20180.0001901 Week
19 Oct 20180.0001881 Month
22 May 20180.0001836 Months
18 Nov 20170.0001881 Year
18 Nov 20160.0002012 Years
19 Nov 20130.0001565 Years
20 Nov 20080.00016610 Years

KHR/JPY - Cambodian Riel to Japanese Yen - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
11 Nov 20180.02801 Week
19 Oct 20180.02771 Month
22 May 20180.02726 Months
18 Nov 20170.02781 Year
18 Nov 20160.02752 Years
19 Nov 20130.02525 Years
20 Nov 20080.023410 Years

KHR/AUD - Cambodian Riel to Australian Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
11 Nov 20180.0003411 Week
19 Oct 20180.0003451 Month
22 May 20180.0003246 Months
18 Nov 20170.0003281 Year
18 Nov 20160.0003392 Years
19 Nov 20130.0002675 Years
20 Nov 20080.00039810 Years

KHR/CAD - Cambodian Riel to Canadian Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
11 Nov 20180.0003251 Week
19 Oct 20180.0003221 Month
22 May 20180.0003156 Months
18 Nov 20170.0003171 Year
18 Nov 20160.0003352 Years
19 Nov 20130.0002635 Years
20 Nov 20080.00031510 Years

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