Currency Converter - current exchange rates

Updated on by Stefan Banse

The exchange rate calculator displays the euro exchange rates of the European Central Bank (ECB), which are updated and published at 3 p.m. (GMT) on every business day. These rates are based on the regular reconciliation procedure between central banks in Europe and worldwide at 1:15 p.m. (GMT). Using the foreign exchange calculator, you can convert any amount of money using the current exchange rates of many different currencies.

User guide for converting foreign currencies

Enter the amount to be converted in the currency converter and select the currency from and to which this amount is to be converted. You can use the reverse button to exchange the respective currencies. For example, instead of converting EUR into USD, the given amount is then converted from U.S. dollars into Euros. Additional useful information is hidden behind the question and exclamation marks in the currency calculator.

Current currency table based on ECB's euro reference rates (as of Jan 18, 2021)

The following table shows you the equivalent values of the currencies of some English-speaking countries based on the daily Euro reference rates published by the European Central Bank (ECB) on each business day.

Currency / Foreign exchange International abbreviation Value in
Australian Dollar (AUD) British Pound (GBP) Indian Rupee (INR) New Zealand Dollar (NZD) U.S. Dollar (USD) South African Rand (ZAR)
Australian Dollar (AUD) AUD 1.0000 0.5666 56.2537 1.0798 0.7674 11.7625
Brazilian Real (BRL) BRL 0.2460 0.1394 13.8377 0.2656 0.1888 2.8934
British Pound (GBP) GBP 1.7650 1.0000 99.2854 1.9057 1.3544 20.7604
Bulgarian Lew (BGN) BGN 0.8038 0.4554 45.2176 0.8679 0.6168 9.4549
Canadian Dollar (CAD) CAD 1.0200 0.5779 57.3779 1.1013 0.7827 11.9976
Chinese Yuan Renminbi (CNY) CNY 0.2006 0.1137 11.2861 0.2166 0.1540 2.3599
Croatian Kuna (HRK) HRK 0.2081 0.1179 11.7080 0.2247 0.1597 2.4481
Czech Crown (CZK) CZK 0.0600 0.0340 3.3774 0.0648 0.0461 0.7062
Danish Crown (DKK) DKK 0.2113 0.1197 11.8877 0.2282 0.1622 2.4857
Euro (EUR) EUR 1.5721 0.8907 88.4365 1.6975 1.2064 18.4919
Hong Kong Dollar (HKD) HKD 0.1681 0.0952 9.4546 0.1815 0.1290 1.9769
Hungarian Forint (HUF) HUF 0.0044 0.0025 0.2454 0.0047 0.0033 0.0513
Icelandic Crown (ISK) ISK 0.0100 0.0057 0.5640 0.0108 0.0077 0.1179
Indian Rupee (INR) INR 0.0178 0.0101 1.0000 0.0192 0.0136 0.2091
Indonesian Rupiah (IDR) IDR 0.0001 0.0001 0.0052 0.0001 0.0001 0.0011
Israeli Shekel (ILS) ILS 0.4029 0.2283 22.6656 0.4351 0.3092 4.7393
Japanese Yen (JPY) JPY 0.0126 0.0071 0.7065 0.0136 0.0096 0.1477
Malaysian Ringgit (MYR) MYR 0.3216 0.1822 18.0915 0.3473 0.2468 3.7829
Mexican Peso (MXN) MXN 0.0656 0.0371 3.6882 0.0708 0.0503 0.7712
New Zealand Dollar (NZD) NZD 0.9261 0.5247 52.0981 1.0000 0.7107 10.8936
Norwegian Crown (NOK) NOK 0.1514 0.0858 8.5151 0.1634 0.1162 1.7805
Philippine Peso (PHP) PHP 0.0271 0.0154 1.5251 0.0293 0.0208 0.3189
Polish Zloty (PLN) PLN 0.3464 0.1962 19.4841 0.3740 0.2658 4.0741
Romanian Leu (RON) RON 0.3225 0.1827 18.1434 0.3483 0.2475 3.7938
Russian Ruble (RUB) RUB 0.0175 0.0099 0.9871 0.0189 0.0135 0.2064
Singapore Dollar (SGD) SGD 0.9778 0.5540 55.0047 1.0558 0.7503 11.5014
South African Rand (ZAR) ZAR 0.0850 0.0482 4.7824 0.0918 0.0652 1.0000
South Korean Won (KRW) KRW 0.0012 0.0007 0.0662 0.0013 0.0009 0.0139
Swedish Crown (SEK) SEK 0.1548 0.0877 8.7095 0.1672 0.1188 1.8211
Swiss Franc (CHF) CHF 1.4628 0.8288 82.2895 1.5795 1.1225 17.2066
Thai Baht (THB) THB 0.0432 0.0245 2.4322 0.0467 0.0332 0.5086
Turkish Lira (TRY) TRY 0.1736 0.0984 9.7670 0.1875 0.1332 2.0423
U.S. Dollar (USD) USD 1.3031 0.7383 73.3061 1.4071 1.0000 15.3282

General information on the exchange rate

The exchange rate is the official exchange rate of two currencies (foreign exchange). Each foreign currency has a specific exchange rate. The most important foreign currencies are usually traded on the respective foreign exchange markets and officially quoted on the foreign exchange exchanges. The exchange rates are normally available for all foreign currencies. However, the exchange rates of two other currencies can be used to calculate them. The U.S. Dollar or Euro is then usually considered to be the lead currency or vehicle currency.

Price and Quantity Quotation

In order to express the interrelation between two currencies, price quotation (the price per unit of a foreign currency expressed in euros) and quantity quotation (the price per euro expressed in units of foreign currency) are differentiated. Price quotation is now used consistently across the EU. The exchange rate is always shown as the quantity of foreign currency exchanged for one euro.

Example price quotation 0,914 Euro = 1 U.S. Dollar
Example quantity quotation1,0944 U.S. Dollar = 1 Euro

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Upgrading und downgrading of the exchange rate

If the exchange rate changes, i.e. the price used to exchange two currencies is called the upgrading or downgrading of the respective currency. For example, this can be caused by massive buying or selling of currencies by central banks in order to regulate the currencies accordingly. This may be necessary, to avoid growth differences between countries. This may be necessary to avoid growth differences between countries, for example, the political stability, interest rate levels, inflation or foreign trade problems of these countries. The foreign exchange can also be devalued or revalued as a result of speculative transactions of international investors

Exchange rates are based on different quotations used in the currency calculator

Exchange rates of currencies are usually obtained from the foreign exchange market and they are not consistent:

  • The exchange rate quoted as the buying rate will be the (lower) buying rate of banks and forex traders.
  • The exchange rate as offered price is the (higher) selling rate.
  • The average exchange rate between the two is referred as the middle rate.
  • The difference between the buying and selling rate is called the spread.

Also, the exchange rate may fluctuate based on the transaction on the foreign exchange spot market or forward market. The exchange rates for foreign currencies (banknotes and coins) also tend to deviate significantly from the exchange rates due to higher transaction prices.

Quotations for the Euro reference rate of the ECB

As mentioned above, at 14:15 each business day, the euro reference rate is determined by a voting procedure between national and international central banks. The price quotation is then fixed at a specific time of day, unlike the continuous quotations on the foreign exchange markets.

Source information

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Last update on January 18, 2021

The pages of the "Exchange rates" category were last editorially reviewed by Stefan Banse on January 18, 2021. They all correspond to the current status.

Previous changes on October 25, 2020

  • January 18, 2021: Daily update of exchange rates in the currency converter.
  • Editorial revision of all texts in this category