Top 10 most expensive currencies in the world

Most Russians closely follow the rates of such currencies as the Euro and the US dollar. Although if we talk about purchasing power, these units will not be the leaders in comparison with other currencies.
Today we suggest to study in more detail Top-10 most expensive in the world of currencies .No matter how insulting for the Russian ruble, the leaders of the tens were the currencies of the oil-producing countries of the East.


  • 10. Swiss franc( CHF, 34.41 rubles)
  • 9. Cayman Islands Dollar( KYD, 39.16 rubles)
  • 7. Jordanian Dinar( JOD, RUB 39.84)
  • 8. The Azerbaijanimanat( AZN, 40.18 rubles)
  • 6. Euro( EUR, 42.62 RUR)
  • 5. British Pound( GBP, 49.45 RUB)
  • 4. Latvian Lats( LVL, 57.48 rubles.)
  • 3. Omani Rial( OMR, RUB 81.11)
  • 2. Bahraini Dinar( BHD, RUB 82.97)
  • 1. Kuwet Dinar( RUB 108.74)

10. Swiss Franc( CHF, 34, 41 rub.)

Swiss francs are issued by the Swiss Central Bank, and coins are minted by the federal mint. The Swiss monetary unit is the only franc that has survived in the territory of modern Europe. One Swiss franc is equal to a hundred rapines.

9. Cayman Islands Dollar( KYD, 39.16 rub.)

The currency was put into circulation in 1972 and replaced the Jamaican dollar on the Cayman Islands. The dollar rate of the Cayman Islands is clearly linked to the US dollar rate in the ratio of 1 KYD = 1.2 USD.About 75 million KYD are circulating in the world.

7. Jordanian dinar( JOD, 39.84 rubles.)

On the denominations of the currency of Jordan depicts portraits of representatives of the royal dynasty of the country. Both coins and bills have inscriptions in two languages: Arabic and English. The currency appeared in 1949, replacing the Palestinian pound.

8. AZN AZN, 40.18 rubles.

The design of banknotes of the manat is very similar to the Euro, as the same Austrian designer Roberto Kalina worked on the design of both currencies. Azerbaijani manat twice underwent a denomination - in 1992 and in 2006

6. Euro( EUR, 42.62 rubles)

The official currency of the European Union is the only legal currency for 17 countries, and in 9 states it operates along with other monetary units. In the non-cash turnover of the Euro appeared in 1999, and in the form of cash Eurocurrency began to be used since 2002.

5. British Pound( GBP, 49.45 RUB)

The monetary unit of the United Kingdom is called the Pound Sterling since 1694, at the same time in the country, the issue of banknotes was started. The pound is the third most prevalent currency in the world. One pound consists of hundreds of pence, until 1971, there were also shillings, coffins, crowns and farthings.

4. Latvian Lats( LVL, 57.48 rubles)

Lats were the official currency of Latvia from 1922 to 1940, and then returned to circulation in 1993.After the Cypriot pound and the Maltese lira came out of circulation, the lat became the most weighty currency in the Eurozone. However, the Latvian armor will remain in circulation only until January 1, 2014 - then the country will switch to the Euro.

3. Omani rial( OMR, 81.11 rub.)

Omani rial banknotes have inscriptions in both English and Arabic. But coins do not have English "dubbing".It may very well be that in the near future the currencies of the oil-producing states of the East will be replaced by a single currency, a kind of "Arab Euro".

2. Bahraini Dinar( BHD, 82.97 rub.)

Until 1973, this currency was applied not only in Bahrain itself, but also on the territory of the UAE, while there it was not replaced by Dirham. The Bahraini dinar exchange rate directly depends on the US dollar, although at a cost higher than the US currency from 2.5 times.

1. The Kuwaiti dinar( 108.74 rubles.)

Every fifteenth Kuwaiti resident is a millionaire. Dwarf oil-producing state has on its territory 10% of the world's oil reserves. Not surprisingly, the currency, which is used by only 3 million people, is valued so highly.