Georgia - Georgian Lari - Currency Guide

This is a currency guide to Georgia, the Georgian Lari currency plus sending (GEL) transfers and travel tips for Georgia.

Country CodeGE
Domestic Currency Georgian Lari
Currency Symbol
Currency CodeGEL
Exchange RateUSD/GEL = 2.78
Telephone Prefix+995

Quick Conversions from US Dollar to Georgian Lari



U$ 1
ლ 2.7800
U$ 5
ლ 13.90
U$ 10
ლ 27.80
U$ 20
ლ 55.60
U$ 50
ლ 139.00
U$ 100
ლ 278.00
U$ 250
ლ 695.00
U$ 500
ლ 1,390
U$ 1,000
ლ 2,780
U$ 2,000
ლ 5,560
U$ 5,000
ლ 13,900
U$ 10,000
ლ 27,800
U$ 50,000
ლ 139,000
U$ 100,000
ლ 278,000
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U$ 0.3597
ლ 1
U$ 1.7985
ლ 5
U$ 3.5970
ლ 10
U$ 7.1940
ლ 20
U$ 17.99
ლ 50
U$ 35.97
ლ 100
U$ 89.93
ლ 250
U$ 179.85
ლ 500
U$ 359.70
ლ 1,000
U$ 719.40
ლ 2,000
U$ 1,799
ლ 5,000
U$ 3,597
ლ 10,000
U$ 17,985
ლ 50,000
U$ 35,970
ლ 100,000
More amounts

To calculate specific USD/GEL amounts use our Convert USD to GEL quick calculator.

Georgia Currency Info

Frequently Asked Questions

What currency should I use in Georgia?

The domestic currency in Georgia is the Georgian Lari.

What is the Georgian Lari currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the Georgian Lari is GEL — symbol is .

How much is U$100 US Dollars in Georgian Lari?

U$ 100 converts to ლ 278.00

Which countries use the Georgian Lari?

It is the domestic currency in Georgia.

Is the Georgian Lari a closed currency?

No, the Georgian Lari is freely available and convertible. See guide: What is a closed currency?

Georgian Lari (GEL) in the markets

The interactive chart below shows the USD to GEL exchange rate and trend for the previous 3 months:

USD/GEL at 2.785 was trading 3.6% below the 90-day average 2.8903 with a range 2.785 to 2.985. ALERT: USD/GEL has dropped to 90-DAY LOWS.
25-FEB 5PM-NY 10PM-LON | 26-Feb 9AM-SYD

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.


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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).

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 Georgian Lari 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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Georgian Lari to US Dollar - Historical Rates

1 Day0.354023 Feb 2020
7 Day0.349017 Feb 2020
30 Day0.347225 Jan 2020
3 Month0.336126 Nov 2019
1 Year0.375224 Feb 2019
5 Year0.566425 Feb 2015
10 Year0.559526 Feb 2010

Georgian Lari to Euro - Historical Rates

1 Day0.326623 Feb 2020
7 Day0.322017 Feb 2020
30 Day0.314925 Jan 2020
3 Month0.305026 Nov 2019
1 Year0.330824 Feb 2019
5 Year0.498525 Feb 2015
10 Year0.410726 Feb 2010

Georgian Lari to Pound Sterling - 10 Year History

1 Day0.273323 Feb 2020
7 Day0.268417 Feb 2020
30 Day0.265625 Jan 2020
3 Month0.261426 Nov 2019
1 Year0.287224 Feb 2019
5 Year0.364825 Feb 2015
10 Year0.367526 Feb 2010

Georgian Lari to Australian Dollar - Historical Rates

1 Day0.535923 Feb 2020
7 Day0.520217 Feb 2020
30 Day0.508525 Jan 2020
3 Month0.495326 Nov 2019
1 Year0.524324 Feb 2019
5 Year0.718425 Feb 2015
10 Year0.625726 Feb 2010

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