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Foreign Exchange Guide to Georgia

Read this currency guide to Georgia with money transfer and travel tips.   [USD/GEL=2.65]

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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.

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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
10 Feb 20190.37811 Week
18 Jan 20190.37661 Month
21 Aug 20180.40326 Months
17 Feb 20180.40651 Year
17 Feb 20170.37902 Years
18 Feb 20140.57365 Years
19 Feb 20090.597210 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Feb 20190.33391 Week
18 Jan 20190.33131 Month
21 Aug 20180.34836 Months
17 Feb 20180.32761 Year
17 Feb 20170.35702 Years
18 Feb 20140.41695 Years
19 Feb 20090.470810 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Feb 20190.29231 Week
18 Jan 20190.29251 Month
21 Aug 20180.31246 Months
17 Feb 20180.28981 Year
17 Feb 20170.30532 Years
18 Feb 20140.34395 Years
19 Feb 20090.416410 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Feb 201941.51801 Week
18 Jan 201941.34651 Month
21 Aug 201844.39796 Months
17 Feb 201843.21811 Year
17 Feb 201742.76542 Years
18 Feb 201458.66345 Years
19 Feb 200956.167310 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Feb 20190.53241 Week
18 Jan 20190.52551 Month
21 Aug 20180.54776 Months
17 Feb 20180.51421 Year
17 Feb 20170.49422 Years
18 Feb 20140.63585 Years
19 Feb 20090.923910 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Feb 20190.50201 Week
18 Jan 20190.49951 Month
21 Aug 20180.52556 Months
17 Feb 20180.51051 Year
17 Feb 20170.49622 Years
18 Feb 20140.62835 Years
19 Feb 20090.748910 Years

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