Foreign Currencies North America Central & South America Europe Africa & Middle East Asia Southeast Asia, Oceania and Australia Return to the initial state Text Alternative for the World Currency Map Page ContentTo explore the currencies of the world, select a region by hovering over one of the six regions, then clicking into the part of the map you'd like to explore. Once zoomed to a region, click on the country that you'd like to learn more about. This will show you the country's currency, flag and a link to learn more about that country. To return to the map, click the "X" at the top right of the country detail screen. You can also return to the world map by clicking "Back to World Map" in the bottom right of the map. Before the invention of money, people traded what they had for other goods and services they needed. What if money wasn’t invented and you needed to figure out how to trade a cow to buy a new backpack? You can see money was needed to make it easier for people and countries to buy sell goods to each other. Over time money became more important than bartering. Because we have a single economy, in the United States money is how we pay for goods and services. Imagine how confusing it would be if every state had its own currency. That was the case in the early colonial days. Today all 50 states - and several other countries, including Ecuador, El Salvador, and Panama - use the U.S. dollar. The dollar is also an international currency that is accepted around the world. If you were to travel to a foreign country, you would find most other countries have money that looks different than ours. Some countries use the same name for their own currency (e.g. Canadian dollars and U.S. dollars). Several countries use the same currency (e.g. the euro), or a country may declare the currency of another country to be its legal tender. Did you know that each currency typically has one fractional currency, often valued at 1/100 of the main currency? For example: 100 cents = 1 dollar 100 centimes = 1 franc AfghanistanAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustralia Austria Azerbaijan Bahamas, The Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belgium Belize Benin Bermuda Bhutan Bolivia Bonaire Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Brazil British Indian Ocean Territory British Virgin Islands Brunei Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Canada Cape Verde Cayman Islands Central African Republic Chad Chile China, People's Republic of Colombia Comoros Congo, Republic of the Cook Islands Costa Rica Croatia Curaçao Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark DjiboutiDominica Dominican Republic Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Estonia Ethiopia Falkland Islands Fiji Finland France French Guiana French Polynesia Gabon Gambia, The Georgia Germany Ghana Greece Grenada Guatemala Guernsey Guinea Guinea-Bissau Guyana Haiti Honduras Hong Kong Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Ireland Isle of Man Israel Italy Jamaica Japan Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Kiribati Korea, South Kosovo Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Laos Latvia Lebanon Lesotho Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Macau Macedonia, Republic of Madagascar Malawi Malaysia Maldives Mali Malta Marshall Islands Mauritania Mauritius Mexico Micronesia Moldova Monaco Mongolia Montenegro Montserrat Morocco Mozambique Namibia Nauru Nepal Netherlands New Caledonia New Zealand Nicaragua Niger Nigeria Norway Oman Pakistan Palau Panama Papua New Guinea Paraguay Peru Philippines Poland Portugal Qatar Romania Russia Rwanda Saint Helena Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Lucia Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Samoa San Marino Saudi Arabia Senegal Serbia Seychelles Sierra Leone Singapore Sint Eustatius Sint Maarten Slovakia Slovenia Solomon Islands South Africa South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Spain South Sudan Sri Lanka Suriname Swaziland Sweden Switzerland Taiwan (Republic of China) Tajikistan Tanzania Thailand Togo Tonga Trinidad and Tobago Tunisia Turkey Turkmenistan Turks and Caicos Islands Tuvalu Uganda Ukraine United Arab Emirates United Kingdom United States Uruguay Uzbekistan Vanuatu Vatican City Venezuela Vietnam Yemen Zambia Disclaimer: The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) provides this information for educational purposes only. In doing so, NCUA cannot provide advice on, or assistance with, investing in foreign currencies or the ability to conduct a financial transaction. NCUA cannot guarantee the accuracy of exchange rates used by a currency conversion calculator as they are subject to change without notice.