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Costa Rican Colon (CRC)

The Costa Rican Colon is the primary currency of Costa Rica. This currency is used by an estimated 4,999,441 people. Based on our estimate, Costa Rican Colon is the #100 most popular currency is the world.

The currency code for the Costa Rican Colon is "CRC". The ISO 4217 number for this currency is 188. The currency symbol for the Colon is "₡".

Costa Rican Colon conversion rates, useful facts, and holiday schedule can be found below.

CRC Currency Demographics

The primary country using the Costa Rican Colon is Costa Rica.

There are approximately 4,999,441 people around the world who use the Costa Rican Colon. The Costa Rican Colon is the #100 most used widely currency is the world.

4,999,441 user population
Ranked #100 in the world

CRC Exchange Rates

1 Costa Rican Colon equals:

Australian Dollar


Inverse: ₡351.47


Inverse: ₡630.63
British Pound


Inverse: ₡717.84
Indian Rupee


Inverse: ₡7.57
Japanese Yen


Inverse: ₡5.38
US Dollar


Inverse: ₡577.54

† Rates last updated at 51 minutes ago

‡ Rates are the interbank rate and are only available on large transactions

CRC Currency Facts

CRC Details

ISO 4217 CodeCRC
ISO 4217 Number188
Unit NameColon
Currency NicknamesN.a.

CRC Denominations

Minor Unit NameN.a.
Minor Unit Symbol N.a.
Minor Units2
Frequently Used banknotes₡1000, ₡2000, ₡5000, ₡10000, ₡20000, ₡50000
Rarely Used BanknotesN.a.
Frequently Used Coins₡1, ₡5, ₡10, ₡20, ₡50, ₡100, ₡500
Rarely Used CoinsN.a.

CRC Issuance

Central BankCentral Bank of Costa Rica
Central Bank Website

World Bank Statistics

Estimated User Population4,999,441 people
Population Rank#100
CRC Inflation Rate2.22%
Inflation Rank#70

† Population and Inflation rate as based on data from the World Bank.

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2020 CRC Currency Holidays

Based on holidays observed by the Central Bank of Costa Rica. On these dates banks and payment systems may be closed. Settlement in Costa Rican Colon may also be closed on these dates.

New Year's Day January 1, 2020 Closed
Holy Thursday April 9, 2020 Closed
Good Friday April 10, 2020 Closed
Juan Santamaria April 11, 2020 Closed
Labour Day May 1, 2020 Closed
Anniversary of Annexation of Guanacaste July 25, 2020 Closed
Our Lady of Los Angeles August 2, 2020 Closed
Assumption/Mother's Day August 15, 2020 Closed
Independence Day September 15, 2020 Closed
Cultures Day October 12, 2020 Closed
Christmas Day December 25, 2020 Closed
New Year's Eve December 31, 2020 Closed