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Bhutan Currency

Money

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


AUD 1 AUD 5 AUD 10 AUD 100 AUD 1,000
Australia AUD 1.00 AUD 5.00 AUD 10.00 AUD 100.00 AUD 1,000.00
Canada CAD 1.01 CAD 5.05 CAD 10.10 CAD 101.03 CAD 1,010.26
Ireland EUR 0.67 EUR 3.33 EUR 6.67 EUR 66.69 EUR 666.92
New Zealand NZD 1.06 NZD 5.32 NZD 10.64 NZD 106.42 NZD 1,064.19
South Africa ZAR 9.66 ZAR 48.28 ZAR 96.56 ZAR 965.62 ZAR 9,656.21
United Kingdom GBP 0.58 GBP 2.88 GBP 5.77 GBP 57.68 GBP 576.81
United States of America USD 0.75 USD 3.75 USD 7.49 USD 74.90 USD 749.01

Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.

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