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Foreign Exchange Guide to Georgia

This currency guide to Georgia helps you choose the best way to save money on GEL transfers and travel money.    [USD/GEL=2.965]

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Domestic Currency:
Georgian Lari
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This is a foreign exchange guide to Georgia, the Georgian Lari currency plus sending GEL transfers and travel tips.

In this Georgia currency guide we take a look at :

  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 USD to GEL exchange rate and trend for the previous 3 months:

At 2.965 USD/GEL is trading above its 90 day average 2.9465 with range 2.985 to 2.875. There are currently no alerts. Updated: 08:50-AEDT 22:50-BST 17:50-EDT

Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Georgia


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.


Georgia Trip Checklist    

  1. Compare GEL travel cash rates - probably why you are here!
  2. Search Hotel deals - Save on your accomodation in Georgia
  3. Lonely Planet - world's best travel guide (coupon and deals)

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).

Get a better deal for foreign transfers 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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GEL/USD - Georgian Lari to United States Dollar - Historical Rates

1 Day0.336713 Oct 2019
7 Day0.337307 Oct 2019
30 Day0.337814 Sep 2019
3 Month0.351516 Jul 2019
1 Year0.408714 Oct 2018
5 Year0.568715 Oct 2014
10 Year0.596316 Oct 2009

GEL/EUR - Georgian Lari to Euro - Historical Rates

1 Day0.305313 Oct 2019
7 Day0.307407 Oct 2019
30 Day0.303514 Sep 2019
3 Month0.313516 Jul 2019
1 Year0.353814 Oct 2018
5 Year0.443515 Oct 2014
10 Year0.400516 Oct 2009

GEL/GBP - Georgian Lari to British Pound Sterling - 10 Year History

1 Day0.266913 Oct 2019
7 Day0.274507 Oct 2019
30 Day0.270114 Sep 2019
3 Month0.283216 Jul 2019
1 Year0.311914 Oct 2018
5 Year0.355415 Oct 2014
10 Year0.365016 Oct 2009

GEL/AUD - Georgian Lari to Australian Dollar - Historical Rates

1 Day0.495413 Oct 2019
7 Day0.500907 Oct 2019
30 Day0.491314 Sep 2019
3 Month0.501016 Jul 2019
1 Year0.575014 Oct 2018
5 Year0.645915 Oct 2014
10 Year0.650416 Oct 2009

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