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Foreign Exchange Guide to Cambodia

Read this currency guide to Cambodia with money transfer and travel tips.

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

In this guide we review :

  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 .

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 KHR to USD 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 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

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

Cambodia Trip Checklist    

  1. Compare KHR travel cash rates - probably why you are here!
  2. Search Hotel deals - Save on your accomodation in Cambodia
  3. 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!


Bank Transfers to Cambodia

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Cambodian riel - exchange rates - live and historic

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KHR/USD - Cambodian riel to U.S. dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
08 Jul 20180.0002471 Week
15 Jun 20180.0002461 Month
16 Jan 20180.0002456 Months
15 Jul 20170.0002461 Year
15 Jul 20160.0002462 Years
16 Jul 20130.0002495 Years
17 Jul 20080.00024110 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
08 Jul 20180.0002111 Week
15 Jun 20180.0002121 Month
16 Jan 20180.0002006 Months
15 Jul 20170.0002141 Year
15 Jul 20160.0002232 Years
16 Jul 20130.0001895 Years
17 Jul 20080.00015210 Years

KHR/GBP - Cambodian riel to British pound sterling - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
08 Jul 20180.0001861 Week
15 Jun 20180.0001851 Month
16 Jan 20180.0001776 Months
15 Jul 20170.0001881 Year
15 Jul 20160.0001862 Years
16 Jul 20130.0001655 Years
17 Jul 20080.00012010 Years

KHR/JPY - Cambodian riel to Japanese yen - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
08 Jul 20180.02731 Week
15 Jun 20180.02721 Month
16 Jan 20180.02706 Months
15 Jul 20170.02761 Year
15 Jul 20160.02582 Years
16 Jul 20130.02475 Years
17 Jul 20080.025510 Years

KHR/AUD - Cambodian riel to Australian dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
08 Jul 20180.0003331 Week
15 Jun 20180.0003301 Month
16 Jan 20180.0003076 Months
15 Jul 20170.0003141 Year
15 Jul 20160.0003242 Years
16 Jul 20130.0002695 Years
17 Jul 20080.00024710 Years

KHR/CAD - Cambodian riel to Canadian dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
08 Jul 20180.0003241 Week
15 Jun 20180.0003251 Month
16 Jan 20180.0003046 Months
15 Jul 20170.0003111 Year
15 Jul 20160.0003182 Years
16 Jul 20130.0002595 Years
17 Jul 20080.00024110 Years