Liechtenstein - Swiss Franc - Currency Guide

This is a currency guide to Liechtenstein, the Swiss Franc currency plus sending (CHF) transfers and travel tips for Liechtenstein.

 
 
CountryLiechtenstein
FlagLiechtenstein
Country CodeLI
Domestic Currency Swiss Franc
Currency SymbolFr
Currency CodeCHF
Exchange RateUSD/CHF = 0.983
Telephone Prefix+423

Quick Conversions from US Dollar to Swiss Franc

USD

CHF

U$ 1
Fr 0.9830
U$ 5
Fr 4.9150
U$ 10
Fr 9.8300
U$ 20
Fr 19.66
U$ 50
Fr 49.15
U$ 100
Fr 98.30
U$ 250
Fr 245.75
U$ 500
Fr 491.50
U$ 1,000
Fr 983.00
U$ 2,000
Fr 1,966
U$ 5,000
Fr 4,915
U$ 10,000
Fr 9,830
U$ 50,000
Fr 49,150
U$ 100,000
Fr 98,300
More amounts

USD

CHF

U$ 1.0173
Fr 1
U$ 5.0865
Fr 5
U$ 10.17
Fr 10
U$ 20.35
Fr 20
U$ 50.87
Fr 50
U$ 101.73
Fr 100
U$ 254.33
Fr 250
U$ 508.65
Fr 500
U$ 1,017
Fr 1,000
U$ 2,035
Fr 2,000
U$ 5,087
Fr 5,000
U$ 10,173
Fr 10,000
U$ 50,865
Fr 50,000
U$ 101,730
Fr 100,000
More amounts

To calculate specific USD/CHF amounts use our Convert USD to CHF quick calculator. To read more about the latest exchange rate trends and to compare FX provider rates view USD to CHF Rate Guide.

Liechtenstein Currency Info

Contributing to roughly 5% of the foreign exchange market daily turnover, the Swiss franc (ISO: CHF) is the world’s seventh most traded currency.

The Swiss franc is traditionally considered Europe’s safe haven currency due to factors including Switzerland’s traditional position as a politically neutral country, its reputation for stability, impressive financial system, historically low inflation and its ability to consistently run a trade surplus. For this reason, the franc is likely to increase in value during periods of economic uncertainty or when global geopolitical risk is elevated, or during bouts of high market volatility.

To prevent unwanted currency appreciation, between September 2011 and January 2015 the franc’s value was pegged to the euro at a rate of Fr. 1.2. When Switzerland’s central bank unexpectedly abandoned the peg in 2015 it caused significant market turmoil.

Since 1995, against the world’s reserve currency, the US dollar, the Swiss franc’s lowest valuation came in October 2000 when CHF/USD traded at just 0.5465. Its post-1995 high came in August 2011 at 1.4152.


Frequently Asked Questions


What currency should I use in Liechtenstein?

The domestic currency in Liechtenstein is the Swiss Franc.

What is the Swiss Franc currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the Swiss Franc is CHF — symbol is Fr.

How much is U$100 US Dollars in Swiss Franc?

U$ 100 converts to Fr 98.30

Which countries use the Swiss Franc?

It is the domestic currency in Switzerland and Liechtenstein.

Is the Swiss Franc a closed currency?

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


Swiss Franc (CHF) in the markets

The Swiss National Bank continues to reaffirm its commitment to an ultra-loose monetary policy, which includes negative interest rates and a willingness to intervene in FX markets, as part of an effort to spark inflation in the economy.

The SNB will be unhappy, therefore, with the franc’s strength in May.

Between April-23 and May-24 (the day of this report), the franc was the best performing G10 currency; it gained 2.2 percent against the euro, taking EUR/CHF back towards Fr1.12 and close to long-term lows (franc highs).

May’s strength reflected worsening sentiment towards the global economy, driven by a significant escalation in US-China trade tensions. As a safe haven, the franc typically gains value during tough times and sinks when investors gain confidence.

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

ALERT: 30-DAY HIGHS 🔔 |
USD/CHF at 0.983 is trading near the 90-day average 0.9806 with a range 0.9631 to 1.0003. ALERT: USD/CHF has risen to 30-DAY HIGHS.
18-Feb-2020 16:NY 21:LON 08:SYD+1d

Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Liechtenstein

Travel money for Liechtenstein

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

 
Travel Money Providers Amount CHF(Fr)Exchange RateFee USDTotal CostDeal Links
Travelex Online US logo
882.60 Fr
Best Overall
0.88260^10.15%
U.S. Bank Foreign Currency
U.S. Bank logo
856.10 Fr
Fr26 less
0.8561012.85%
Banks - Average Rate
U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo
847.54 Fr
Fr35 less
0.8561U$1013.72%
Wells Fargo Bank logo
838.98 Fr
Fr44 less
0.8561U$2014.59%
 
Travelex Online US logo
Travelex Online US: Travel Money USD→CHF
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:$0 - No fees for Debit & Credit Cards
Exchange Rate:0.8826 (10.15% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF)882.60 Fr
Total Cost:10.15%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Tue Feb 18 2020 18:00:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:FREE Home delivery & Branch pickup
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
 
: 4.3/5.0
Reviews:
 
U.S. Bank logo
U.S. Bank: Travel Money USD→CHF
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:0
Exchange Rate:0.8561 (12.85% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF)856.10 Fr
Total Cost:12.85%
Time:18:03 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Banks - Average Rate
Travel Money USD→CHF
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:U$10 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.8595 (12.5% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF)847.54 Fr
Total Cost:13.72%
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
 
Wells Fargo Bank logo
Wells Fargo Bank: Travel Money USD→CHF
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:U$20 USD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:0.8561 (12.85% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF)838.98 Fr
Total Cost:14.59%
Time:18:03 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 02/18/2020 - View latest rates

Liechtenstein Trip Checklist    

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

Sending money to Liechtenstein

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

When sending money to Liechtenstein 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 Swiss Franc 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 CHF amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Liechtenstein.

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

  

USD to CHF International Money Transfers

  

Foreign Transfer Providers Receive CHF(Fr)Exchange RateFee USDTotal CostDeal Links
XE logo
9,700 Fr
Best Overall
0.9701.25%
OFX logo
9,648 Fr
Fr52 less
0.96480^1.78%
TransferWise logo
9,762.95 Fr
Fr63 more
0.9813U$510.61%
Wells Fargo Bank logo
9,437.98 Fr
Fr262 less
0.9455183.92%
HSBC logo
9,430.83 Fr
Fr269 less
0.9445U$153.99%
Banks - Average Rate
Bank of America logo U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo HSBC logo
9,374 Fr
Fr326 less
0.9429154.57%
Bank of America International Money Transfers
Bank of America logo
9,312.93 Fr
Fr387 less
0.9407U$1005.19%
U.S. Bank International Money Transfers
U.S. Bank logo
9,312.93 Fr
Fr387 less
0.9407U$1005.19%
 
XE logo
XE: Foreign Transfer USD→CHF
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:
Exchange Rate:0.9700 (1.25% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF)9,700 Fr
Total Cost:1.25%
Time:18:03 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone
Rating:
 
: 3.5/5.0
Reviews:
 
OFX logo
OFX: Foreign Transfer USD→CHF
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:0^ - No fees for BestExchangeRates users (normally $12 for smaller transfers)
Exchange Rate:0.9648 (1.78% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF)9,648 Fr
Total Cost:1.78%
Difference:
Fr52 CHF less than using XE
Time:
Rate Fetched: Tue Feb 18 2020 18:02:40 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
 
TransferWise logo
TransferWise: Foreign Transfer USD→CHF
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:U$51 USD (0.5% + U$1)
Exchange Rate:0.9813 (0.1% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF)9,762.95 Fr
Total Cost:0.61%
Difference:
Fr63 CHF more than using XE
Time:18:03 Local
Transfer Speed:0-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online, Foreign Currency Accounts + Multi-currency debit card
Rating:
 
: 4.6/5.0
Reviews:
 
Wells Fargo Bank logo
Wells Fargo Bank: Foreign Transfer USD→CHF
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:18
Exchange Rate:0.9455 (3.75% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF)9,437.98 Fr
Total Cost:3.92%
Difference:
Fr262 CHF less than using XE
Time:18:03 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
HSBC logo
HSBC: Foreign Transfer USD→CHF
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:U$15 USD (.15%)
Exchange Rate:0.9445 (3.85% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF)9,430.83 Fr
Total Cost:3.99%
Difference:
Fr269 CHF less than using XE
Time:18:03 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Banks - Average Rate
Foreign Transfer USD→CHF
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:0.9388 (4.43% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF)9,374 Fr
Total Cost:4.57%
Difference:
Fr326 CHF less than using XE
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
 
Bank of America logo
Bank of America: Foreign Transfer USD→CHF
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:U$100 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.9407 (4.23% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF)9,312.93 Fr
Total Cost:5.19%
Difference:
Fr387 CHF less than using XE
Time:18:03 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
U.S. Bank logo
U.S. Bank: Foreign Transfer USD→CHF
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:U$100 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.9407 (4.23% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF)9,312.93 Fr
Total Cost:5.19%
Difference:
Fr387 CHF less than using XE
Time:18:03 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 02/18/2020 - View latest rates

Swiss Franc to US Dollar - Historical Rates

PeriodCHF/USDDate
1 Day1.018616 Feb 2020
7 Day1.023110 Feb 2020
30 Day1.033718 Jan 2020
3 Month1.009619 Nov 2019
1 Year0.995417 Feb 2019
5 Year1.063818 Feb 2015
10 Year0.925219 Feb 2010

Swiss Franc to Euro - Historical Rates

PeriodCHF/EURDate
1 Day0.939516 Feb 2020
7 Day0.937710 Feb 2020
30 Day0.932018 Jan 2020
3 Month0.911419 Nov 2019
1 Year0.881317 Feb 2019
5 Year0.932918 Feb 2015
10 Year0.682119 Feb 2010

Swiss Franc to Pound Sterling - 10 Year History

PeriodCHF/GBPDate
1 Day0.780416 Feb 2020
7 Day0.792110 Feb 2020
30 Day0.794218 Jan 2020
3 Month0.781019 Nov 2019
1 Year0.771417 Feb 2019
5 Year0.688918 Feb 2015
10 Year0.599619 Feb 2010

Swiss Franc to Australian Dollar - Historical Rates

PeriodCHF/AUDDate
1 Day1.514516 Feb 2020
7 Day1.529410 Feb 2020
30 Day1.503918 Jan 2020
3 Month1.479419 Nov 2019
1 Year1.393317 Feb 2019
5 Year1.361518 Feb 2015
10 Year1.033819 Feb 2010

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