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.

Country CodePL
Domestic Currency Polish Zloty
Currency Symbol
Currency CodePLN
Exchange RateUSD/PLN = 3.9539
Telephone Prefix+48

Quick Conversions from US Dollar to Polish Zloty



U$ 1
zł 3.9539
U$ 5
zł 19.77
U$ 10
zł 39.54
U$ 20
zł 79.08
U$ 50
zł 197.70
U$ 100
zł 395.39
U$ 250
zł 988.48
U$ 500
zł 1,977
U$ 1,000
zł 3,954
U$ 2,000
zł 7,908
U$ 5,000
zł 19,770
U$ 10,000
zł 39,539
U$ 50,000
zł 197,695
U$ 100,000
zł 395,390
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U$ 0.2529
zł 1
U$ 1.2645
zł 5
U$ 2.5290
zł 10
U$ 5.0580
zł 20
U$ 12.65
zł 50
U$ 25.29
zł 100
U$ 63.23
zł 250
U$ 126.45
zł 500
U$ 252.90
zł 1,000
U$ 505.80
zł 2,000
U$ 1,265
zł 5,000
U$ 2,529
zł 10,000
U$ 12,645
zł 50,000
U$ 25,290
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 395.39

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:

ALERTS: 1-DAY ▲ 0.6% 🔔 | 90-DAY HIGHS 🔔 |
USD/PLN at 3.9543 is trading 2.4% above the 90-day average 3.8625 with a range 3.781 to 3.9543. ALERTS: Today USD/PLN is UP 0.6% and has also risen to 90-DAY HIGHS.
18-Feb-2020 16:NY 21:LON 08:SYD+1d

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

1 Day0.254417 Feb 2020
7 Day0.256511 Feb 2020
30 Day0.261619 Jan 2020
3 Month0.257920 Nov 2019
1 Year0.261318 Feb 2019
5 Year0.272419 Feb 2015
10 Year0.337620 Feb 2010

Polish Zloty to Euro - Historical Rates

1 Day0.234717 Feb 2020
7 Day0.235011 Feb 2020
30 Day0.235819 Jan 2020
3 Month0.232820 Nov 2019
1 Year0.231018 Feb 2019
5 Year0.239619 Feb 2015
10 Year0.248920 Feb 2010

Polish Zloty to Pound Sterling - 10 Year History

1 Day0.195617 Feb 2020
7 Day0.198011 Feb 2020
30 Day0.201219 Jan 2020
3 Month0.199620 Nov 2019
1 Year0.202218 Feb 2019
5 Year0.176719 Feb 2015
10 Year0.218820 Feb 2010

Polish Zloty to Australian Dollar - Historical Rates

1 Day0.379217 Feb 2020
7 Day0.381911 Feb 2020
30 Day0.380219 Jan 2020
3 Month0.379420 Nov 2019
1 Year0.366418 Feb 2019
5 Year0.349519 Feb 2015
10 Year0.377320 Feb 2010

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