SAR - Saudi-Riyal

The Saudi-Riyal is the currency of Saudi-Arabien. Our currency rankings show that the most popular Saudi-Riyal exchange rate is the SAR to USD rate. The currency code for Rial is SAR, and the currency symbol is ﷼. Below, you'll find Saudi-Riyal rates and a currency converter. You can also subscribe to our currency newsletters with daily rates and analysis, read the Xe Currency Blog, or take SAR rates on the go with our Xe Currency Apps and website.

Prior to the 20th century, foreign currencies such as the Maria Theresa Thalers and British Gold Sovereigns circulated and served the monetary needs in Arabia, with the exchange rate of 1 Gold Sovereign being equal to 5 Theresa Thalers. In the early 1900's, the Hejaz Riyal was issued as official currency.

When Saudi Arabia was established in 1932, the Saudi Riyal was introduced. The exchange rate had multiple corrections in its history, with 1 riyal originally being equal to 22 qurush coins. In 1960, the currency changed to 20 qurush coins being equal to 1 riyal. In 1952, the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA) was established, with various reforms being introduced in order to establish a single currency system. In 1963, the currency was decimalized and a new subunit called the halala was introduced, dividing the riyal into 100 equal parts.

Saudi-Riyal Stats

Minor unit1/100 = Halala
Minor unit symbolHalala
Inflation-0,90 %
Top SAR conversionSAR to USD
Top SAR chartSAR to USD chart

Saudi-Riyal Profile

CoinsFreq used: Halala5, Halala10, Halala25, Halala50, Halala100
Bank notesFreq used: ﷼1, ﷼5, ﷼10, ﷼20, ﷼50, ﷼100, ﷼500
Central bankSaudi Arabian Monetary Agency


EUR / USD1,13243
GBP / EUR1,18253
USD / JPY114,420
GBP / USD1,33913
USD / CHF0,919932
USD / CAD1,28163
EUR / JPY129,573
AUD / USD0,722077

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WährungInterest Rate
JPY-0,10 %
CHF-0,75 %
EUR0,00 %
USD0,25 %
CAD0,25 %
AUD0,10 %
NZD0,50 %
GBP0,10 %