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Foreign Exchange Guide to Georgia

Read this currency guide to Georgia with money transfer and travel tips.   [USD/GEL=2.9319]

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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 and trend for the previous 3 months:

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 Day0.342718 Aug 2019
1 Week0.341912 Aug 2019
1 Month0.347820 Jul 2019
6 Months0.376320 Feb 2019
1 Year0.403919 Aug 2018
5 Years0.574220 Aug 2014
10 Years0.594621 Aug 2009

GEL/EUR - Georgian Lari to Euro - Historical Rates

1 Day0.309018 Aug 2019
1 Week0.304812 Aug 2019
1 Month0.309820 Jul 2019
6 Months0.331620 Feb 2019
1 Year0.353119 Aug 2018
5 Years0.433120 Aug 2014
10 Years0.415021 Aug 2009

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

1 Day0.281918 Aug 2019
1 Week0.283112 Aug 2019
1 Month0.278220 Jul 2019
6 Months0.288520 Feb 2019
1 Year0.316919 Aug 2018
5 Years0.346020 Aug 2014
10 Years0.360021 Aug 2009

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

1 Day0.505018 Aug 2019
1 Week0.506112 Aug 2019
1 Month0.494020 Jul 2019
6 Months0.524920 Feb 2019
1 Year0.552619 Aug 2018
5 Years0.618420 Aug 2014
10 Years0.712721 Aug 2009

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