Nepal - Nepalese Rupee - Currency Guide

This is a currency guide to Nepal, the Nepalese Rupee currency plus sending (NPR) transfers and travel tips for Nepal.

Country CodeNP
Domestic Currency Nepalese Rupee
Currency Symbol
Currency CodeNPR
Exchange RateUSD/NPR = 123.12
Telephone Prefix+977

Quick Conversions from US Dollar to Nepalese Rupee



U$ 1
₨ 123.12
U$ 5
₨ 615.60
U$ 10
₨ 1,231
U$ 20
₨ 2,462
U$ 50
₨ 6,156
U$ 100
₨ 12,312
U$ 250
₨ 30,780
U$ 500
₨ 61,560
U$ 1,000
₨ 123,120
U$ 2,000
₨ 246,240
U$ 5,000
₨ 615,600
U$ 10,000
₨ 1,231,200
U$ 50,000
₨ 6,156,000
U$ 100,000
₨ 12,312,000
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U$ 0.0081
₨ 1
U$ 0.0406
₨ 5
U$ 0.0812
₨ 10
U$ 0.1624
₨ 20
U$ 0.4061
₨ 50
U$ 0.8122
₨ 100
U$ 2.0305
₨ 250
U$ 4.0610
₨ 500
U$ 8.1220
₨ 1,000
U$ 16.24
₨ 2,000
U$ 40.61
₨ 5,000
U$ 81.22
₨ 10,000
U$ 406.10
₨ 50,000
U$ 812.20
₨ 100,000
More amounts

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

Nepal Currency Info

Frequently Asked Questions

What currency should I use in Nepal?

The domestic currency in Nepal is the Nepalese Rupee.

What is the Nepalese Rupee currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the Nepalese Rupee is NPR — symbol is .

How much is U$100 US Dollars in Nepalese Rupee?

U$ 100 converts to ₨ 12,312

Which countries use the Nepalese Rupee?

It is the domestic currency in Nepal.

Is the Nepalese Rupee a closed currency?

Yes the Nepalese Rupee is a closed currency. Which means that you may find it difficult to purchase the currency (NPR) before departure and will probably need to buy it upon arrival. If you do manage to buy some of the currency or have some left over from a previous trip, make sure you are aware if you are allowed to bring this closed currency into the country.

For more information and a full list of closed currencies please refer to our guide: What is a closed currency?

Nepalese Rupee (NPR) in the markets

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

ALERTS:4-DAY3.4% 🔔| 90-DAY HIGHS 🔔 |
USD/NPR at 123.12 was trading 6.3% above AVG:115.84 with LO:113.08 and HI:123.12 (90 days). ALERTS: USD/NPR was UP 3.4% this 4-DAY period and also rose to 90-DAY HIGHS.

Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Nepal

Nepal might be my favourite place, lovely people, stunning ancient cities, and of course the Himalayas. Do not trek alone, there are frequent changes to the paths due to avalanches and some can be risky. If you hear mule bells on a high path hug the wall. The mules coming will push everything out of their way and you want to be on the good side of that. Avoid water that is not bottled or boiled. Avoid raw vegetables and pre-cut fruit as much as possible.

Do not give money to beggars that you see on the streets. Even though they look pitiful, your giving away of money that will probably go to someone else.  Be sure to exchange back all the Nepalese currencies before you leave. They are not accepted (or even exchanged for that matter) outside of Nepal.

Do not fully rely on schedules and times that are committed to you whether in verbal or written while you are in Nepal . They may not commence in time as stated or committed and may end up disrupting all your subsequent schedule. Have time buffer as much as you can between your major plans and activities, especially if you have a hard stop date that you need to fly out by. You can get a visa for Nepal on arrival at the airport, if you are planning to apply for the Visa at the airport, make sure to have passport size photo available. Plan B is to have your photo taken at the booth at the airport.


Travel money for Nepal

As mentioned above, the Nepalese Rupee is a closed currency. Which means that you may find it difficult (or be permitted) to purchase the currency (NPR) before departure and will need to buy it upon arrival in Nepal.

For these types of destinations, using a pre-paid travel card is a good solution. As no travel cards support loading closed currencies like the NPR you will incur currency conversion or foreign transaction fees if you use a travel money card in Nepal.

However, using a pre-paid travel card is still a good idea as you can avoid ATM fees and also you can avoid using (and losing!) your main bank or debit/credit card.


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Sending money to Nepal

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

When sending money to Nepal 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 Nepalese Rupee 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 NPR amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Nepal.

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


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Nepalese Rupee to US Dollar - Historical Rates

1 Day0.00826830 Mar 2020
7 Day0.00820424 Mar 2020
30 Day0.00865601 Mar 2020
3 Month0.00871101 Jan 2020
1 Year0.00901601 Apr 2019
5 Year0.010002 Apr 2015
10 Year0.014103 Apr 2010

Nepalese Rupee to Euro - Historical Rates

1 Day0.00749730 Mar 2020
7 Day0.00759724 Mar 2020
30 Day0.00783301 Mar 2020
3 Month0.00776401 Jan 2020
1 Year0.00804601 Apr 2019
5 Year0.00922302 Apr 2015
10 Year0.010403 Apr 2010

Nepalese Rupee to Pound Sterling - 10 Year History

1 Day0.00668530 Mar 2020
7 Day0.00695924 Mar 2020
30 Day0.00677301 Mar 2020
3 Month0.00657301 Jan 2020
1 Year0.00689901 Apr 2019
5 Year0.00676402 Apr 2015
10 Year0.00925603 Apr 2010

Nepalese Rupee to Australian Dollar - Historical Rates

1 Day0.013430 Mar 2020
7 Day0.013724 Mar 2020
30 Day0.013401 Mar 2020
3 Month0.012401 Jan 2020
1 Year0.012701 Apr 2019
5 Year0.013202 Apr 2015
10 Year0.015403 Apr 2010

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