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Foreign Exchange Guide to Georgia

Latest market mid-rate: 1.0 =

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Domestic Currency:
Georgian lari
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The domestic currency in Georgia is the Georgian lari with currency code GEL. Read this foreign exchange guide to Georgia and the Georgian lari with money transfer and travel tips plus Georgian lari exchange cross rates.

In this guide we review :

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

Georgian lari (GEL) general currency information

What is the Georgian lari currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the Georgian lari is GEL and the symbol is .

Which countries use the Georgian lari?

It is the domestic currency in Georgia.

Georgian lari (GEL) in the markets

The interactive chart below shows the GEL 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.

GEL-USD 3 Month chart
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GEL currency converter

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Travel money for Georgia

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


Travel Money for Georgia

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Sending money to Georgia

When searching around for information on how to get a good exchange rate when sending money to Georgia you need to start with finding out the latest Georgian lari 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).

Getting a better deal when sending money to Georgia

When sending money to Georgia 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 Georgian lari 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 GEL amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Georgia.

Use our Send to GEL 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 Georgian lari deposited into the recipient bank account and less margins and fees kept by the banks!


Bank Transfers to Georgia

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Georgian lari - exchange rates - live and historic

Major GEL cross rates
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GEL/USD - Georgian lari to U.S. dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.40831 Week
18 May 20180.40901 Month
19 Dec 20170.39486 Months
17 Jun 20170.41511 Year
17 Jun 20160.46082 Years
18 Jun 20130.60485 Years
19 Jun 20080.703110 Years

GEL/EUR - Georgian lari to Euro - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.34651 Week
18 May 20180.34691 Month
19 Dec 20170.33356 Months
17 Jun 20170.37081 Year
17 Jun 20160.40862 Years
18 Jun 20130.45175 Years
19 Jun 20080.453710 Years

GEL/GBP - Georgian lari to British pound sterling - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.30441 Week
18 May 20180.30361 Month
19 Dec 20170.29496 Months
17 Jun 20170.32491 Year
17 Jun 20160.32092 Years
18 Jun 20130.38665 Years
19 Jun 20080.356610 Years

GEL/JPY - Georgian lari to Japanese yen - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 201844.69331 Week
18 May 201845.31991 Month
19 Dec 201744.61096 Months
17 Jun 201746.02491 Year
17 Jun 201648.03612 Years
18 Jun 201357.61525 Years
19 Jun 200875.855310 Years

GEL/AUD - Georgian lari to Australian dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.53721 Week
18 May 20180.54461 Month
19 Dec 20170.51596 Months
17 Jun 20170.54461 Year
17 Jun 20160.62302 Years
18 Jun 20130.63825 Years
19 Jun 20080.740410 Years

GEL/CAD - Georgian lari to Canadian dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.52951 Week
18 May 20180.52731 Month
19 Dec 20170.50856 Months
17 Jun 20170.54851 Year
17 Jun 20160.59472 Years
18 Jun 20130.61715 Years
19 Jun 20080.713210 Years