Yemen - Yemeni Rial - Currency Guide

This is a currency guide to Yemen, the Yemeni Rial currency plus sending (YER) transfers and travel tips for Yemen.

Country CodeYE
Domestic Currency Yemeni Rial
Currency Symbol
Currency CodeYER
Exchange RateUSD/YER = 250.35
Telephone Prefix+967

Quick Conversions from US Dollar to Yemeni Rial



U$ 1
﷼ 250.35
U$ 5
﷼ 1,252
U$ 10
﷼ 2,504
U$ 20
﷼ 5,007
U$ 50
﷼ 12,518
U$ 100
﷼ 25,035
U$ 250
﷼ 62,588
U$ 500
﷼ 125,175
U$ 1,000
﷼ 250,350
U$ 2,000
﷼ 500,700
U$ 5,000
﷼ 1,251,750
U$ 10,000
﷼ 2,503,500
U$ 50,000
﷼ 12,517,500
U$ 100,000
﷼ 25,035,000
More amounts



U$ 0.0040
﷼ 1
U$ 0.0200
﷼ 5
U$ 0.0399
﷼ 10
U$ 0.0799
﷼ 20
U$ 0.1997
﷼ 50
U$ 0.3994
﷼ 100
U$ 0.9985
﷼ 250
U$ 1.9970
﷼ 500
U$ 3.9940
﷼ 1,000
U$ 7.9880
﷼ 2,000
U$ 19.97
﷼ 5,000
U$ 39.94
﷼ 10,000
U$ 199.70
﷼ 50,000
U$ 399.40
﷼ 100,000
More amounts

To calculate specific USD/YER amounts use our Convert USD to YER quick calculator.

Yemen Currency Info

Frequently Asked Questions

What currency should I use in Yemen?

The domestic currency in Yemen is the Yemeni Rial.

What is the Yemeni Rial currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the Yemeni Rial is YER — symbol is .

How much is U$100 US Dollars in Yemeni Rial?

U$ 100 converts to ﷼ 25,035

Which countries use the Yemeni Rial?

It is the domestic currency in Yemen.

Is the Yemeni Rial a closed currency?

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

Yemeni Rial (YER) in the markets

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

USD to YER was steady at the 90-day average 250.34. There are no current rate alerts.
21-Feb 5PM-NY 10PM-LON | 22-Feb 9AM-SYD

Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Yemen

Today, travellers do not have the privilege of visiting, as the country is in crisis, with civil war taking a desperate toll on most of the population. Needless to say, it is not safe to travel there. Yemen is a difficult country to get around, but the rewards for the persevering visitor are an unforgettable experience, populated with very friendly and open hosts. Despite being adjacent to Saudi Arabia and on the same peninsula as the United Arab Emirates, Yemen is definitely a place apart. However, the country is embroiled in civil war and the situation on the ground continues to deteriorate.

The impressive grand mosques that grace each Peninsula capital city are often open to non-Muslims. A mosque tour can be inspirational in terms of cultural insights.

Is it safe to travel in Yemen?

Anyone entering the country should try to keep up-to-date on the exact security situation of their intended destinations and be prepared to change plans if the situation mandates it. Terrorist groups continue to plot and conduct attacks in Yemen and may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, and local government facilities.

Gay and Lesbian visitors are unlikely to encounter outright prejudice or harassment so long as they remain discreet. However, this may well change if you become involved with a local. Room sharing is generally not a problem (it will be assumed you're economising). The public consumption of alcohol is punishable under Islamic law in Yemen. Tap water should be avoided. To stay safe, it is recommended to stick to the bottled variety.

ATMs are rare in Yemen, if you want to find one you will want to look in the large cities as you there are almost none outside of them.


Travel money for Yemen

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


Yemen Trip Checklist    

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

Sending money to Yemen

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

When sending money to Yemen 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 Yemeni Rial 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 YER amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Yemen.

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


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Yemeni Rial to US Dollar - Historical Rates

1 Day0.00399417 Feb 2020
7 Day0.00399411 Feb 2020
30 Day0.00399419 Jan 2020
3 Month0.00399420 Nov 2019
1 Year0.00399518 Feb 2019
5 Year0.00465119 Feb 2015
10 Year0.00486020 Feb 2010

Yemeni Rial to Euro - Historical Rates

1 Day0.00368517 Feb 2020
7 Day0.00365811 Feb 2020
30 Day0.00360019 Jan 2020
3 Month0.00360620 Nov 2019
1 Year0.00353218 Feb 2019
5 Year0.00409219 Feb 2015
10 Year0.00358320 Feb 2010

Yemeni Rial to Pound Sterling - 10 Year History

1 Day0.00307117 Feb 2020
7 Day0.00308211 Feb 2020
30 Day0.00307119 Jan 2020
3 Month0.00309020 Nov 2019
1 Year0.00309118 Feb 2019
5 Year0.00301719 Feb 2015
10 Year0.00314920 Feb 2010

Yemeni Rial to Australian Dollar - Historical Rates

1 Day0.00595317 Feb 2020
7 Day0.00594611 Feb 2020
30 Day0.00580519 Jan 2020
3 Month0.00587620 Nov 2019
1 Year0.00560218 Feb 2019
5 Year0.00596819 Feb 2015
10 Year0.00543120 Feb 2010

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