Kuwait's currency is the Kuwait Dinar (KWD), which is divided into 1,000 fils. Major credit cards are widely accepted. Currency is best taken in US Dollars or British Pounds, however, the most common currency exchange is between the INR (Indian Rupee) and the KWD. There are banks with foreign exchange facilities in the large centres and ATMs are plentiful. Many banks are open from 8am to 3pm from Sunday to Thursday, but some banks have more varied hours; from 10am to 1:30pm, with a break, resuming again from 5pm to 8pm. ATMs are open 24 hours.
Currency Exchange Rates
|Kuwait||KWD 1||KWD 5||KWD 10||KWD 100||KWD 1,000|
|Australia||A$ 4.60||A$ 23.01||A$ 46.03||A$ 460.26||A$ 4,602.62|
|Canada||C$ 4.37||C$ 21.85||C$ 43.69||C$ 436.92||C$ 4,369.18|
|Ireland||€ 3.04||€ 15.22||€ 30.45||€ 304.49||€ 3,044.92|
|New Zealand||NZ$ 5.02||NZ$ 25.10||NZ$ 50.19||NZ$ 501.90||NZ$ 5,019.02|
|South Africa||R 47.26||R 236.30||R 472.60||R 4,726.00||R 47,260.00|
|United Kingdom||£ 2.15||£ 10.77||£ 21.53||£ 215.31||£ 2,153.11|
|United States of America||US$ 3.28||US$ 16.39||US$ 32.79||US$ 327.87||US$ 3,278.69|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
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