The Low Down on Israeli Currency
Israeli new shekel
Bank of Israel
|Currency sub unit:|
agora (agoras, agorot)
₪20, ₪50, ₪100, ₪200
10 agorot, ₪½, ₪1, ₪2, ₪5, ₪10
The official currency in Israel is the new shekel - abbreviated to ILS - and is issued by the Bank of Israel. New shekel is divided into 100 agora.
The ‘new shekel’ is also referred to merely as the ‘shekel’, and was formerly known as the ‘new Israeli shekel’. The new shekel is also legal tender in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.
The term ‘shekel’ originates from an ancient biblical currency of the same name that was used in ancient Israel and related to the weight of certain grains or barley.
The most commonly used bills for the Israeli new shekel are the 20, 50, 100 and 200 notes.
What to spend your new shekel on**:
Entry to Tel Aviv Museum of Art
A cup of coffee
3 course meal for 2
A 1 km taxi ride
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Buying Buy Israeli new shekel online is easy
Order Buy Israeli new shekel online, lock in the rate and collect at your local store or at the airport before you fly.
- 1. Click the ‘Buy Buy Israeli new shekel franc Now’ button below
And tell us how much you need for your trip.
- 2. Choose how to get it
Collect your currency from 33 Travelex stores.
- 3. Pay online
Simply pay using either your debit card (recommended) or credit card and you’re all set!
*Rates are subject to change throughout the day. In-store rates vary compared to online.
**The figures provided are indicative only and are there to provide an idea of the amount of travel money you may need during your trip.