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Foreign Exchange Guide to Georgia

Read this currency guide to Georgia with money transfer and travel tips.   [USD/GEL=2.695]

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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 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 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-GEL 3 Month chart
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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!


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GEL/USD - Georgian Lari to United States Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
07 Apr 20190.37241 Week
15 Mar 20190.37241 Month
16 Oct 20180.40696 Months
14 Apr 20180.41171 Year
14 Apr 20170.42012 Years
15 Apr 20140.56905 Years
16 Apr 20090.602610 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
07 Apr 20190.33201 Week
15 Mar 20190.32861 Month
16 Oct 20180.35156 Months
14 Apr 20180.33361 Year
14 Apr 20170.39592 Years
15 Apr 20140.41195 Years
16 Apr 20090.457110 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
07 Apr 20190.28561 Week
15 Mar 20190.27991 Month
16 Oct 20180.30856 Months
14 Apr 20180.28901 Year
14 Apr 20170.33562 Years
15 Apr 20140.34025 Years
16 Apr 20090.404110 Years

GEL/JPY - Georgian Lari to Japanese Yen - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
07 Apr 201941.60611 Week
15 Mar 201941.49931 Month
16 Oct 201845.71086 Months
14 Apr 201844.19261 Year
14 Apr 201745.61902 Years
15 Apr 201457.93505 Years
16 Apr 200959.747010 Years

GEL/AUD - Georgian Lari to Australian Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
07 Apr 20190.52451 Week
15 Mar 20190.52531 Month
16 Oct 20180.57006 Months
14 Apr 20180.53021 Year
14 Apr 20170.55422 Years
15 Apr 20140.60835 Years
16 Apr 20090.837210 Years

GEL/CAD - Georgian Lari to Canadian Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
07 Apr 20190.49811 Week
15 Mar 20190.49691 Month
16 Oct 20180.52646 Months
14 Apr 20180.51941 Year
14 Apr 20170.55992 Years
15 Apr 20140.62485 Years
16 Apr 20090.727010 Years

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