Poland - Polish Zloty - Currency Guide

This is a currency guide to Poland, the Polish Zloty currency plus sending (PLN) transfers and travel tips for Poland.

 
 
CountryPoland
FlagPoland
Country CodePL
Domestic Currency Polish Zloty
Currency Symbol
Currency CodePLN
Exchange RateUSD/PLN = 4.1598
Telephone Prefix+48

Quick Conversions from US Dollar to Polish Zloty

USD

PLN

U$ 1
zł 4.1598
U$ 5
zł 20.80
U$ 10
zł 41.60
U$ 20
zł 83.20
U$ 50
zł 207.99
U$ 100
zł 415.98
U$ 250
zł 1,040
U$ 500
zł 2,080
U$ 1,000
zł 4,160
U$ 2,000
zł 8,320
U$ 5,000
zł 20,799
U$ 10,000
zł 41,598
U$ 50,000
zł 207,990
U$ 100,000
zł 415,980
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USD

PLN

U$ 0.2404
zł 1
U$ 1.2020
zł 5
U$ 2.4040
zł 10
U$ 4.8080
zł 20
U$ 12.02
zł 50
U$ 24.04
zł 100
U$ 60.10
zł 250
U$ 120.20
zł 500
U$ 240.40
zł 1,000
U$ 480.80
zł 2,000
U$ 1,202
zł 5,000
U$ 2,404
zł 10,000
U$ 12,020
zł 50,000
U$ 24,040
zł 100,000
More amounts

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

Poland Currency Info

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.


Frequently Asked Questions


What currency should I use in Poland?

The domestic currency in Poland is the Polish Zloty.

What is the Polish Zloty currency code and symbol?

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

How much is U$100 US Dollars in Polish Zloty?

U$ 100 converts to zł 415.98

Which countries use the Polish Zloty?

It is the domestic currency in Poland.

Is the Polish Zloty a closed currency?

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


Polish Zloty (PLN) in the markets

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

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USD/PLN at 4.1602 was trading 5.5% above AVG:3.9442 with LO:3.7728 and HI:4.2998 (90 days). ALERT: USD/PLN is DOWN 1.9% this 4-DAY period.
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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.

 

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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 Polish Zloty 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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Polish Zloty to US Dollar - Historical Rates

PeriodPLN/USDDate
1 Day0.242830 Mar 2020
7 Day0.234524 Mar 2020
30 Day0.255201 Mar 2020
3 Month0.263601 Jan 2020
1 Year0.260801 Apr 2019
5 Year0.266602 Apr 2015
10 Year0.350203 Apr 2010

Polish Zloty to Euro - Historical Rates

PeriodPLN/EURDate
1 Day0.220130 Mar 2020
7 Day0.217224 Mar 2020
30 Day0.230901 Mar 2020
3 Month0.235001 Jan 2020
1 Year0.232701 Apr 2019
5 Year0.245102 Apr 2015
10 Year0.258903 Apr 2010

Polish Zloty to Pound Sterling - 10 Year History

PeriodPLN/GBPDate
1 Day0.196330 Mar 2020
7 Day0.198924 Mar 2020
30 Day0.199701 Mar 2020
3 Month0.198901 Jan 2020
1 Year0.199601 Apr 2019
5 Year0.179702 Apr 2015
10 Year0.229503 Apr 2010

Polish Zloty to Australian Dollar - Historical Rates

PeriodPLN/AUDDate
1 Day0.393830 Mar 2020
7 Day0.392824 Mar 2020
30 Day0.394501 Mar 2020
3 Month0.375501 Jan 2020
1 Year0.366801 Apr 2019
5 Year0.351502 Apr 2015
10 Year0.381203 Apr 2010

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