The local currency is the Ngultrumbut subdivided into 100 Chetrums. The currency is pegged to the Indian rupee on scale of 1:1. The Ngultrumbut was only introduced in 1974 before which the country had no currency, relying on a system of bartering to acquire goods. US Dollars and Travellers Cheques can be exchanged at banks and large hotels. Visa and Mastercard are not widely accepted.
Currency Exchange Rates
|A$ 1||A$ 5||A$ 10||A$ 100||A$ 1,000|
|Australia||A$ 1.00||A$ 5.00||A$ 10.00||A$ 100.00||A$ 1,000.00|
|Canada||C$ 1.05||C$ 5.26||C$ 10.52||C$ 105.18||C$ 1,051.80|
|Ireland||€ 0.81||€ 4.07||€ 8.14||€ 81.37||€ 813.70|
|New Zealand||NZ$ 1.30||NZ$ 6.49||NZ$ 12.98||NZ$ 129.81||NZ$ 1,298.15|
|South Africa||R 8.71||R 43.55||R 87.10||R 870.96||R 8,709.58|
|United Kingdom||£ 0.67||£ 3.36||£ 6.73||£ 67.28||£ 672.81|
|United States of America||US$ 1.03||US$ 5.15||US$ 10.30||US$ 102.99||US$ 1,029.87|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
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