Blessed2021: Top Highest Currencies in the World in 2023
Updated On – 02 Apr 2023
The US dollar, the British pound, or the euro come to mind when considering the highest currencies in the world. However, none of the aforementioned currencies is the most expensive in 2023. The ‘highest currency’ is determined by its high value when traded for INR.
The ‘Kuwaiti Dinar’ is the highest currency in the world in 2023. In spite of the US dollar being the world’s most traded and strongest currency, it is not the most expensive currency. Read on to know about the most valuable currencies in the world in 2023.
List of Highest Currencies in the World 2023
Kuwaiti Dinar (KWD)
The Kuwaiti Dinar (KWD) is the most valuable currency in the world. In Kuwait, the Indian expat group holds a strong presence which makes the INR to KWD rate the most popular Kuwait Dinar exchange rate. The Kuwaiti dinar continues to remain the highest currency in the world owing to Kuwait’s economic stability.
The country’s economy is primarily reliant on oil exports because it has one of the world’s largest reserves. You should also be aware that Kuwait does not impose any taxes on people who work there.
Currently, One KWD is now worth Rs. 268.35.
Bahraini Dinar (BHD)
The currency of Bahrain is the Bahraini Dinar or BHD. The INR to BHD rate is the most commonly used Bahrain Dinar exchange rate. BHD making it rank as the second-highest currency in the world.
Currently, One BHD is equal to Rs. 218.04.
Omani Rial (OMR)
Oman’s official currency is the Omani Rial or OMR. INR was the official currency of Oman until 1940. For this reason, the INR to OMR rate is the most often used Rial exchange rate.
Currently, One OMR is equal to Rs. 213.53.
Jordanian Dinar (JOD)
Jordanian dinar (JOD), Jordan’s official currency and the Israeli shekel were used by the West Bank. One of the primary reasons for the high value of this currency is its fixed exchange rates. The JOD to EUR rate is the most widely used Jordan Dinar exchange rate. The economy of Jordan is diversified in various sectors as it does not majorly depend on oil exports.
Currently, One JOD is worth Rs. 115.90.
British Pound (GBP)
The pound sterling (£) or GBP is the official currency of the United Kingdom. The EUR to GBP rate is the most commonly used UK Pound exchange rate. After the US dollar, the Euro, and the Japanese yen, sterling is the fourth most traded currency in the foreign exchange markets. The pound sterling also holds the record for being the oldest currency still in use.
Currently, one GBP is equal to Rs. 101.08 in INR.
Gibraltar Pound (GIP)
The official currency of Gibraltar is the Gibraltar pound (GIP). It is fixed to and exchangeable at par with the British pound sterling. The Government of Gibraltar is the central bank that controls the GIP and is in charge of minting coins and printing notes. Gibraltar’s economy is increasingly reliant on a variety of industries, including tourism and e-gaming.
Currently, one GIP is valued at Rs. 100.08.
Caymanian Dollar (KYD)
The Jamaican Dollar was the official currency of the Cayman Islands after which, the Cayman Islands Dollar took its place. The USD to KYD rate is the most widely used Cayman Islands Dollar exchange rate.
Currently, One KYD is currently equal to Rs. 98.74.
The Euro (EUR) is the official currency of the eurozone, which includes 19 of the European Union’s 27 member states. Following the US dollar, the Euro is the second largest reserve currency as well as the second most traded currency in the world.
Currently, one Euro is worth Rs. 88.84.
Swiss Franc (CHF)
The official currency of Switzerland and Liechtenstein is the Swiss Franc. The EUR to CHF rate is the most widely used Switzerland Franc exchange rate. When the country entered the currency union, it pegged the franc to the euro, deciding on a dual system instead of abolishing the franc.
Currently, One CHF is worth Rs. 89.83.
United States Dollar (USD)
The official currency of the United States of America is the US Dollar. It is the world’s most traded currency. The USD to EUR rate is the most often used US Dollar exchange rate. It is supported by the power of the United States in the international political landscape. The value of the USD has significantly risen over time.
Currently, one USD is worth Rs. 82.22.
FAQs on highest currency in the world
Which currency has the highest value in the world?
Kuwaiti Dinar (KWD) is the world’s most valuable currency. At present, one KWD is equal to Rs.260.00.
Which currency is the most stable in the world?
The Swiss Franc (CHF), the currency of Switzerland and Liechtenstein, is the most stable currency in the world.
Which currency is the most widely traded in the world?
The world’s most traded currency is the US dollar. It is held by both commercial and central banks worldwide for use in international trade, making it the main reserve currency of the world.
What factors cause a country’s currency to have the highest value in the world?
There are numerous elements that influence the value of a currency such as economic growth, inflation, interest rates, etc.
Which currencies are the most commonly traded?
Major crosses like EUR/USD, USD/JPY, and GBP/USD are among the most widely traded currency pairs because they all represent developed economies with substantial wealth.
Why is the Kuwaiti dinar so high?
The Kuwaiti currency’s strength can be linked to its involvement in the oil and gas industry. Kuwait is one of the world’s greatest oil exporters, with vast reserves spread across the country.
Which are the seven major currency pairs?
Approximately 75% of all forex trades conducted globally involve the seven most popular currency pairs. These include USD/CAD, GBP/EUR, AUD/USD, and EUR/USD.
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