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Foreign Exchange Guide to Poland

Read this currency guide to Poland with money transfer and travel tips.   [USD/PLN=3.8072]

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
02 Dec 20180.26451 Week
09 Nov 20180.26421 Month
12 Jun 20180.27446 Months
09 Dec 20170.28031 Year
09 Dec 20160.23812 Years
10 Dec 20130.32885 Years
11 Dec 20080.331510 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
02 Dec 20180.23321 Week
09 Nov 20180.23311 Month
12 Jun 20180.23366 Months
09 Dec 20170.23811 Year
09 Dec 20160.22552 Years
10 Dec 20130.23905 Years
11 Dec 20080.249410 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
02 Dec 20180.20741 Week
09 Nov 20180.20371 Month
12 Jun 20180.20526 Months
09 Dec 20170.20931 Year
09 Dec 20160.18942 Years
10 Dec 20130.19995 Years
11 Dec 20080.221810 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
02 Dec 201830.09131 Week
09 Nov 201830.07791 Month
12 Jun 201830.30886 Months
09 Dec 201731.80691 Year
09 Dec 201627.38742 Years
10 Dec 201333.83155 Years
11 Dec 200830.376410 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
02 Dec 20180.35871 Week
09 Nov 20180.36551 Month
12 Jun 20180.36236 Months
09 Dec 20170.37331 Year
09 Dec 20160.31962 Years
10 Dec 20130.35965 Years
11 Dec 20080.494210 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
02 Dec 20180.35061 Week
09 Nov 20180.34911 Month
12 Jun 20180.35716 Months
09 Dec 20170.36021 Year
09 Dec 20160.31412 Years
10 Dec 20130.34905 Years
11 Dec 20080.408610 Years

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