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Foreign Exchange Guide to Poland

Read this currency guide to Poland with money transfer and travel tips.   [USD/PLN=3.8196]

 
Poland
Country Code:
PL
Domestic Currency:
Polish Zloty
Symbol - Code:
zł PLN
Telephone Prefix:
+48

This is a foreign exchange guide to Poland, the Polish Zloty currency plus PLN transfers and travel tips.

In this Poland currency guide we take a look at :

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

Polish Zloty (PLN) general currency information


What is the Polish Zloty currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the Polish Zloty is PLN and the symbol is .


Which countries use the Polish Zloty?

It is the domestic currency in Poland.

The Polish zloty, which is subdivided into 100 groszy, has an interesting but troubled history, beginning as early as the 14th century. It was once replaced as Poland’s currency and later reintroduced, and has also been redenominated several times. In Polish, the word “zloty” means “golden”.

The most recent redenomination of the zloty followed a period of hyperinflation in Poland in 1990, a year in which the annual inflation rate reached nearly 600% and monthly inflation exceeded 50%. After a period of price stability in the early 1990s (we use “stability” loosely as inflation was still above 30% in 1994), a redenomination took place in January 1995 and the old polish zloty (ISO: PLZ) was changed to the new zloty (ISO: PLN) at a rate of 10,000-to-1.

One of the conditions of Poland’s acceptance into the European Union in 2004 was that at some point it adopted the euro as its national currency. Since Poland has not yet joined ERM-II (a requirement for euro adoption), it is unlikely that the single currency will be used in Poland earlier than 2020. Poland’s former Deputy Prime Minister Janusz Piechociński said as much in 2014.

Since 1995, the zloty’s valuation has remained relatively stable. Against the US dollar, the currency was weakest in both May and October 2000 when USD/PLN reached 4.73. The currency was strongest in July 2008 when USD/PLN fell to just 2.01. Since the euro's introduction in 1999, EUR/PLN has traded between 3.19 and 4.94.


Polish Zloty (PLN) in the markets

The interactive chart below shows the USD to PLN 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.


USD-PLN 3 Month chart
USD-PLN 3 Month chart
USDPLN currency converter

Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Poland

 

Travel money for Poland

 

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

   

Poland Trip Checklist    

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

Sending money to Poland

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

When sending money to Poland 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 Polish Zloty 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 PLN amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Poland.

Use our Send to PLN 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 Polish Zloty deposited into the recipient bank account and less margins and fees kept by the banks!

   

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Popular PLN cross rates


PLN/USD - Polish Zloty to United States Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Feb 20190.26261 Week
18 Jan 20190.26491 Month
21 Aug 20180.26966 Months
17 Feb 20180.29851 Year
17 Feb 20170.24502 Years
18 Feb 20140.33155 Years
19 Feb 20090.271810 Years

PLN/EUR - Polish Zloty to Euro - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Feb 20190.23191 Week
18 Jan 20190.23311 Month
21 Aug 20180.23296 Months
17 Feb 20180.24061 Year
17 Feb 20170.23082 Years
18 Feb 20140.24095 Years
19 Feb 20090.214210 Years

PLN/GBP - Polish Zloty to British Pound Sterling - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Feb 20190.20301 Week
18 Jan 20190.20571 Month
21 Aug 20180.20896 Months
17 Feb 20180.21281 Year
17 Feb 20170.19742 Years
18 Feb 20140.19875 Years
19 Feb 20090.189510 Years

PLN/JPY - Polish Zloty to Japanese Yen - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Feb 201928.84061 Week
18 Jan 201929.08411 Month
21 Aug 201829.69046 Months
17 Feb 201831.73251 Year
17 Feb 201727.64992 Years
18 Feb 201433.90085 Years
19 Feb 200925.559010 Years

PLN/AUD - Polish Zloty to Australian Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Feb 20190.36981 Week
18 Jan 20190.36961 Month
21 Aug 20180.36636 Months
17 Feb 20180.37751 Year
17 Feb 20170.31952 Years
18 Feb 20140.36745 Years
19 Feb 20090.420410 Years

PLN/CAD - Polish Zloty to Canadian Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Feb 20190.34871 Week
18 Jan 20190.35131 Month
21 Aug 20180.35146 Months
17 Feb 20180.37481 Year
17 Feb 20170.32082 Years
18 Feb 20140.36315 Years
19 Feb 20090.340810 Years

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