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Foreign Exchange Guide to Kuwait

Latest market mid-rate: 1.0 =

Country Code:
Domestic Currency:
Kuwaiti dinar
Symbol - Code:
د.ك KWD
Telephone Prefix:

The domestic currency in Kuwait is the Kuwaiti dinar with currency code KWD. Read this foreign exchange guide to Kuwait and the Kuwaiti dinar with money transfer and travel tips plus Kuwaiti dinar exchange cross rates.

In this guide we review :

  1. Kuwaiti dinar info - general info about the Kuwaiti dinar
  2. Kuwaiti dinar in the markets - recent KWD moves and predictions from the FX markets
  3. Travelling in Kuwait - currency & money saving tips
  4. Buying Kuwaiti dinar cash online - travel money for Kuwait
  5. Sending money to Kuwait - save on Kuwaiti dinar bank transfers to Kuwait
  6. Kuwaiti dinar exchange rates - latest & historic exchange rates.

Kuwaiti dinar (KWD) general currency information

What is the Kuwaiti dinar currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the Kuwaiti dinar is KWD and the symbol is د.ك.

Which countries use the Kuwaiti dinar?

It is the domestic currency in Kuwait.

Kuwaiti dinar (KWD) in the markets

The interactive chart below shows the KWD to USD 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.

KWD-USD 3 Month chart
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KWD currency converter

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Travel money for Kuwait

Save money and time by Ordering your Kuwaiti dinar online from Travelex, you get better rates and can pick up the KWD 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 Kuwaiti dinar otherwise you may get much worst exchange rates.


Travel Money for Kuwait

Compare د.كKWD Cash rates


Sending money to Kuwait

When searching around for information on how to get a good exchange rate when sending money to Kuwait you need to start with finding out the latest Kuwaiti dinar 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).

Getting a better deal when sending money to Kuwait

When sending money to Kuwait 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 Kuwaiti dinar 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 KWD amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Kuwait.

Use our Send to KWD 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 Kuwaiti dinar deposited into the recipient bank account and less margins and fees kept by the banks!


Bank Transfers to Kuwait

Compare د.كKWD Transfer Rates


Kuwaiti dinar - exchange rates - live and historic

Major KWD cross rates
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KWD/USD - Kuwaiti dinar to U.S. dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20183.30981 Week
18 May 20183.31111 Month
19 Dec 20173.30906 Months
17 Jun 20173.29551 Year
17 Jun 20163.31702 Years
18 Jun 20133.53055 Years
19 Jun 20083.762810 Years

KWD/EUR - Kuwaiti dinar to Euro - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20182.80871 Week
18 May 20182.80851 Month
19 Dec 20172.79546 Months
17 Jun 20172.94351 Year
17 Jun 20162.94162 Years
18 Jun 20132.63655 Years
19 Jun 20082.428310 Years

KWD/GBP - Kuwaiti dinar to British pound sterling - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20182.46751 Week
18 May 20182.45811 Month
19 Dec 20172.47206 Months
17 Jun 20172.57941 Year
17 Jun 20162.31012 Years
18 Jun 20132.25675 Years
19 Jun 20081.908410 Years

KWD/JPY - Kuwaiti dinar to Japanese yen - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 2018362.27781 Week
18 May 2018366.87811 Month
19 Dec 2017373.94086 Months
17 Jun 2017365.38541 Year
17 Jun 2016345.81052 Years
18 Jun 2013336.31255 Years
19 Jun 2008405.945610 Years

KWD/AUD - Kuwaiti dinar to Australian dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20184.35411 Week
18 May 20184.40841 Month
19 Dec 20174.32446 Months
17 Jun 20174.32361 Year
17 Jun 20164.48492 Years
18 Jun 20133.72515 Years
19 Jun 20083.962510 Years

KWD/CAD - Kuwaiti dinar to Canadian dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20184.29241 Week
18 May 20184.26901 Month
19 Dec 20174.26206 Months
17 Jun 20174.35461 Year
17 Jun 20164.28152 Years
18 Jun 20133.60215 Years
19 Jun 20083.816510 Years