Liberia - Liberian Dollar - Currency Guide

This is a currency guide to Liberia, the Liberian Dollar currency plus sending (LRD) transfers and travel tips for Liberia.

 
 
CountryLiberia
FlagLiberia
Country CodeLR
Domestic Currency Liberian Dollar
Currency SymbolL$
Currency CodeLRD
Exchange RateUSD/LRD = 197.1
Telephone Prefix+231

Quick Conversions from US Dollar to Liberian Dollar

USD

LRD

U$ 1
L$ 197.10
U$ 5
L$ 985.50
U$ 10
L$ 1,971
U$ 20
L$ 3,942
U$ 50
L$ 9,855
U$ 100
L$ 19,710
U$ 250
L$ 49,275
U$ 500
L$ 98,550
U$ 1,000
L$ 197,100
U$ 2,000
L$ 394,200
U$ 5,000
L$ 985,500
U$ 10,000
L$ 1,971,000
U$ 50,000
L$ 9,855,000
U$ 100,000
L$ 19,710,000
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USD

LRD

U$ 0.0051
L$ 1
U$ 0.0254
L$ 5
U$ 0.0507
L$ 10
U$ 0.1015
L$ 20
U$ 0.2537
L$ 50
U$ 0.5074
L$ 100
U$ 1.2685
L$ 250
U$ 2.5370
L$ 500
U$ 5.0740
L$ 1,000
U$ 10.15
L$ 2,000
U$ 25.37
L$ 5,000
U$ 50.74
L$ 10,000
U$ 253.70
L$ 50,000
U$ 507.40
L$ 100,000
More amounts

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

Liberia Currency Info


Frequently Asked Questions


What currency should I use in Liberia?

The domestic currency in Liberia is the Liberian Dollar.

What is the Liberian Dollar currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the Liberian Dollar is LRD — symbol is L$.

How much is U$100 US Dollars in Liberian Dollars?

U$ 100 converts to L$ 19,710

Which countries use the Liberian Dollar?

It is the domestic currency in Liberia.

Is the Liberian Dollar a closed currency?

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


Liberian Dollar (LRD) in the markets

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

ALERT:14-DAY LOWS 🔔 |
USD/LRD at 197.1 was trading 1.6% above AVG:193.98 with LO:187.5 and HI:198.42 (90 days). ALERT: USD/LRD dropped to 14-DAY LOWS.
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Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Liberia

It's home to one of West Africa's best national parks, and still hangs on to a confident American spirit mixed with West African roots. And despite the ravages of the past, it is a fantastic place to travel, full of hope and energy. Liberia was founded by freed black slaves during the pre-Civil War antebellum era of the nineteenth century. The capital, Monrovia, was named after James Monroe. Liberia's flag closely resembles the American flag, reflecting the historical ties of Liberia to the United States.

After a decade of dusting themselves off and resuming normal life following their brutal civil war, Liberians experienced another deadly conflict in 2014 – the Ebola virus. While the nation is officially Ebola-free per the WHO, it's struggling economically to recover. With travel restrictions lifted, tourism can play a huge role in this.

English is the official language in Liberia, although dozens of tribal tongues are used, as well. If you’re traveling to remote areas, a local English-speaking guide will prove useful.

What currency should I use in Liberia?

Liberian dollars are the official currency, but US dollars are the usual means of payment for visitors and are accepted everywhere. Visitor should bring enough cash to cover their stay, as ATMs and credit cards are almost unheard of. Rumor has it that a few ATMs are being installed in Monrovia in the near future, but better to be safe than sorry. Other currencies can be exchanged at Monrovia’s Liberian Bank for Development and Investment on Randall Street, which also holds a Western Union office able to process urgent cash transfers overseas within 24 hours.

If someone gives you Liberian Dollars in change, accept it because it will be useful to have some on hand for very small purchases, but once you have a little, be sure to get dollars back (except when your change is less than a dollar, they use local currency in lieu of coins).

Best way to travel in Liberia?

Something to remember is that there are no internal flights within Liberia, nor is there train a service. There are no long distance buses for tourists. The government just received a few buses for public travel and they are usable for travel under the National Transit Authority (NTA) guidance with their main terminal in the Gardnerville suburb. Bush taxis go daily from Monrovia to most destinations, including Buchanan, Gbarnga, Ganta, Sanniquellie and the Sierra Leone border, although distant routes are severely restricted during the rainy season. Minivans (called 'buses') also ply most major routes, although they're more crowded and dangerous than bush taxis.

There is no passenger ferry service within Liberia, but you will find many unofficial canoes and boats providing transport on various waterways in the country.

The police can actually be a bit of a problem. While they're nowhere near as corrupt as they used to be, some members of the police force still stop foreign travellers and not release them until some form of bribe has been delivered, so watch out for that. Make sure you have a copy of your passport on you at all times, so if local authorities do decide to question you, you have readily available proof of identity and nationality.

 

Travel money for Liberia

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

 

Liberia Trip Checklist    

 
  1. Compare LRD travel cash rates - probably why you are here!
  2. Search Hotel deals - Save on your accomodation in Liberia
  3. Lonely Planet - world's best travel guide (coupon and deals)

Sending money to Liberia

When searching around for information on how to get a good exchange rate when sending money to Liberia you need to start with finding out the latest Liberian Dollar 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 Liberia

When sending money to Liberia 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 Liberian Dollar 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 LRD amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Liberia.

Use our Send to Liberian Dollars 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 Liberian Dollars deposited into the recipient bank account and less margins and fees kept by the banks!

 

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Liberian Dollar to US Dollar - Historical Rates

PeriodLRD/USDDate
1 Day0.00505723 Mar 2020
7 Day0.00504917 Mar 2020
30 Day0.00507623 Feb 2020
3 Month0.00533025 Dec 2019
1 Year0.00615925 Mar 2019
5 Year0.011826 Mar 2015
10 Year0.014227 Mar 2010

Liberian Dollar to Euro - Historical Rates

PeriodLRD/EURDate
1 Day0.00469823 Mar 2020
7 Day0.00458317 Mar 2020
30 Day0.00468323 Feb 2020
3 Month0.00480425 Dec 2019
1 Year0.00544325 Mar 2019
5 Year0.010926 Mar 2015
10 Year0.010627 Mar 2010

Liberian Dollar to Pound Sterling - 10 Year History

PeriodLRD/GBPDate
1 Day0.00436123 Mar 2020
7 Day0.00416717 Mar 2020
30 Day0.00391923 Feb 2020
3 Month0.00410925 Dec 2019
1 Year0.00466125 Mar 2019
5 Year0.00796626 Mar 2015
10 Year0.00958327 Mar 2010

Liberian Dollar to Australian Dollar - Historical Rates

PeriodLRD/AUDDate
1 Day0.00860723 Mar 2020
7 Day0.00843017 Mar 2020
30 Day0.00768523 Feb 2020
3 Month0.00769725 Dec 2019
1 Year0.00865525 Mar 2019
5 Year0.015126 Mar 2015
10 Year0.015827 Mar 2010

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