Tajikistan - Tajikistani Somoni - Currency Guide

This is a currency guide to Tajikistan, the Tajikistani Somoni currency plus sending (TJS) transfers and travel tips for Tajikistan.

Country CodeTJ
Domestic Currency Tajikistani Somoni
Currency SymbolTJS
Currency CodeTJS
Exchange RateUSD/TJS = 9.6972
Telephone Prefix+992

Quick Conversions from US Dollar to Tajikistani Somoni



U$ 1
TJS 9.6972
U$ 5
TJS 48.49
U$ 10
TJS 96.97
U$ 20
TJS 193.94
U$ 50
TJS 484.86
U$ 100
TJS 969.72
U$ 250
TJS 2,424
U$ 500
TJS 4,849
U$ 1,000
TJS 9,697
U$ 2,000
TJS 19,394
U$ 5,000
TJS 48,486
U$ 10,000
TJS 96,972
U$ 50,000
TJS 484,860
U$ 100,000
TJS 969,720
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U$ 0.1031
U$ 0.5155
U$ 1.0310
TJS 10
U$ 2.0620
TJS 20
U$ 5.1550
TJS 50
U$ 10.31
TJS 100
U$ 25.78
TJS 250
U$ 51.55
TJS 500
U$ 103.10
TJS 1,000
U$ 206.20
TJS 2,000
U$ 515.50
TJS 5,000
U$ 1,031
TJS 10,000
U$ 5,155
TJS 50,000
U$ 10,310
TJS 100,000
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To calculate specific USD/TJS amounts use our Convert USD to TJS quick calculator.

Tajikistan Currency Info

Frequently Asked Questions

What currency should I use in Tajikistan?

The domestic currency in Tajikistan is the Tajikistani Somoni.

What is the Tajikistani Somoni currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the Tajikistani Somoni is TJS — symbol is TJS.

How much is U$100 US Dollars in Tajikistani Somoni?

U$ 100 converts to TJS 969.72

Which countries use the Tajikistani Somoni?

It is the domestic currency in Tajikistan.

Is the Tajikistani Somoni a closed currency?

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

Tajikistani Somoni (TJS) in the markets

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

USD/TJS at 9.6972 was trading near the 90-day average 9.691 with a range 9.6664 to 9.7004. ALERT: USD/TJS has risen to 90-DAY HIGHS.
21-Feb 5PM-NY 10PM-LON | 22-Feb 9AM-SYD

Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Tajikistan

The term 'predominantly mountainous' doesn't do justice to a country where over 90% of the land is upland. This fact of nature has given Tajikistan a precious advantage over its neighbours, namely some of the most inspiring, high-altitude landscape in the world. Within an hour of Dushanbe lie multi-hued lakes, peaks that beg to be climbed and high passes that thrill even reluctant travellers.

In among this natural splendour are scattered villages and towns that survive cheek-by-jowl through each extreme season. It hasn't been easy for these traditional communities to adapt to the changing world beyond their mountain strongholds, but despite this they are unfailingly welcoming of outsiders and cheerfully excuse cultural faux-pas as part and parcel of their proud democracy. For visitors tolerant of a few travelling hardships (outdoor loos, cold water, potholed roads), the country more than compensates with a rare glimpse into life lived on 'The Roof of the World'.

The Fann Mountains.

Rough and rugged Tajikistan is a place where few travellers venture, but with recent improvements in tourism infrastructure, now is the time to enter this amazing country. Whether you’re planning to take on one of the worlds most epic road trips (The Pamir Highway), or you just want to sip espresso from a cafe in Dushanbe, Tajikistan has it all. If you’re the type of traveller who seeks adventure where few other travellers go, then you’ve come to the right place. Tajikistan is one of the least visited countries in Central Asia, and Central Asia is one of the least visited regions on Earth… so get ready for an off the beaten path experience that you’ll never forget.

What currency to use in Tajukistan?

The currency in Tajikistan is called the Tajik Somoni or Som for short. The exchange rate at the time of writing was $1USD = 4.9 TJS. Denominations come in 1, 3, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 notes. There are no ATMs on the Pamir Highway except in Khorog, but even the ATM there can be unreliable. You can take out USD and TJS from ATMs in Dushanbe and some other cities. In small towns, you can withdrawal TJS only and sometimes you won’t be able to find an ATM at all. ATMs accept Visa, Mastercard and Maestro, which means that they usually also accept Plus and Maestro debit cards.

How to get around in Tajikistan?

The bus/minibus network is limited, though the new Asia Express bus company is slowly expanding. For now shared taxis are the only public transport between Dushanbe and Penjikent or Khojand, while shared 4WDs are the main link to Khorog and Murgab.

Travellers commonly organise themselves into groups to rent chauffeured 4WD vehicles in the Pamirs or for chartering a whole shared taxi/vehicle to enable more frequent stops en route. Motorcylists struggle to negotiate the rough terrain along the Pamir Hwy, but this is becoming an increasingly popular form of transport that requires carefully planning from home.

Domestic flights are currently limited to Dushanbe–Khojand.

Many cyclists test their stamina on a multiday, multi-country trip through Tajikistan and Central Asia. This requires not just fitness but also basic mechanical knowledge and skills and some spare parts (not readily available in country) as remote sections of the Pamir Hwy take their toll on both bike and rider.

Travel tips for Tajikistan.

The Pamir Highway (M41) is the second highest road on earth (next to the Karakorum in Pakistan) and it traverses the Pamir Mountains through Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. The majority of the highway is in Tajikistan and it is one of the main tourist draw cards for the country. Most commonly, travellers drive the length of the Tajik highway between Osh (Kyrgyzstan) in the north and Khorog in the south (most travel South to North but trips can go both ways).

The trip can take anywhere from 1 week to 2 months depending on how much you stop and what you decide to see. You will pass through some of the most impressive mountain ranges on earth including the Hindu Kush (Hindu Killers) and the Pamirs themselves. The scenery on this drive is spectacular and it is a road trip like no other. What makes the drive so memorable are the many turnoffs and side trips that lead away from the M41 itself. Expect to trek to mountain lakes, spot endangered Marco Polo sheep and sleep in yurts along the way. It’s best to organize this trip from Dushanbe (heading north), Osh or Murghab (heading south).

Other than the Pamir Highway trip, this is probably the most popular excursion to take in Tajikistan. Located in the Sughd Province in northern Tajikistan, these stunning, snow-capped peaks are the perfect place for hikes, treks and exploration. The area is also known as “The Land Of Lakes”, thirty of which can be seen rather easily and each displays its own color. The Fann Mountains provide a great alternative for those who don’t want to embark on the epic Pamir Highway trip, but still want to see the beautiful scenery that Tajikistan is famous for.

The Fann Mountains.


Travel money for Tajikistan

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


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Sending money to Tajikistan

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

When sending money to Tajikistan 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 Tajikistani Somoni 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 TJS amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Tajikistan.

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


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Tajikistani Somoni to US Dollar - Historical Rates

1 Day0.103117 Feb 2020
7 Day0.103211 Feb 2020
30 Day0.103219 Jan 2020
3 Month0.103120 Nov 2019
1 Year0.106018 Feb 2019
5 Year0.184619 Feb 2015
10 Year0.229020 Feb 2010

Tajikistani Somoni to Euro - Historical Rates

1 Day0.095217 Feb 2020
7 Day0.094511 Feb 2020
30 Day0.093019 Jan 2020
3 Month0.093120 Nov 2019
1 Year0.093718 Feb 2019
5 Year0.162419 Feb 2015
10 Year0.168820 Feb 2010

Tajikistani Somoni to Pound Sterling - 10 Year History

1 Day0.079317 Feb 2020
7 Day0.079611 Feb 2020
30 Day0.079319 Jan 2020
3 Month0.079820 Nov 2019
1 Year0.082018 Feb 2019
5 Year0.119819 Feb 2015
10 Year0.148420 Feb 2010

Tajikistani Somoni to Australian Dollar - Historical Rates

1 Day0.153717 Feb 2020
7 Day0.153611 Feb 2020
30 Day0.149919 Jan 2020
3 Month0.151720 Nov 2019
1 Year0.148618 Feb 2019
5 Year0.236919 Feb 2015
10 Year0.255920 Feb 2010

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