The Low Down on Pakistan Currency
State Bank of Pakistan
|Currency sub unit:|
10, 20, 50, 100, 500, 1,000, 5,000 rupees
1, 2, 5,10 rupees
The official currency in Pakistan is the rupee which is abbreviated to the currency code PKR. The Pakistani rupee is subdivided into 100 paise.
The State Bank of Pakistan controls the issuance of the rupee and is the country’s central bank.
Common spellings for the rupee in Pakistan also include ‘rupees’, ‘rupaya’ or ‘rupaye’ and the most common abbreviation used is Rs.
Large values of rupees are used for denominations of thousands including; lakh (100,000), crore (10 million), arab (1 billion) and kharab (100 billion).
The most commonly used bills for US Pakistani rupee are the 10, 20, 50, 100, 500 and 1,000 notes.
What to spend your rupee on**:
Local train ticket
3 course meal for 2
Bottle of local beer
Bus tour of the Walled City
Must-sees in Pakistan
Buying Pakistan rupee online is easy
Order Pakistan rupee online, lock in the rate and collect at your local store or at the airport before you fly.
- 1. Click the ‘Buy Pakistan rupee Now’ button below
And tell us how much you need for your trip.
- 2. Choose where 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.