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Ghanaian Cedi (GHS)

The Ghanaian Cedi is the primary currency of Ghana. This currency is used by an estimated 29,767,108 people. Based on our estimate, Ghanaian Cedi is the #42 most popular currency is the world.

The currency code for the Ghanaian Cedi is "GHS". The ISO 4217 number for this currency is 936. The currency symbol for the Cedi is "GH¢".

Ghanaian Cedi conversion rates, useful facts, and holiday schedule can be found below.

GHS Currency Demographics

The primary country using the Ghanaian Cedi is Ghana.

There are approximately 29,767,108 people around the world who use the Ghanaian Cedi. The Ghanaian Cedi is the #42 most used widely currency is the world.

29,767,108 user population
Ranked #42 in the world

GHS Exchange Rates

1 Ghanaian Cedi equals:

Australian Dollar


Inverse: GH¢3.64


Inverse: GH¢6.32
British Pound


Inverse: GH¢7.20
Indian Rupee


Inverse: GH¢0.076
Japanese Yen


Inverse: GH¢0.053
US Dollar


Inverse: GH¢5.78

† Rates last updated at 18 minutes ago

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

GHS Currency Facts

GHS Details

ISO 4217 CodeGHS
ISO 4217 Number936
Unit NameCedi
Currency NicknamesN.a.

GHS Denominations

Minor Unit NamePesewa
Minor Unit Symbol Gp
Minor Units2
Frequently Used banknotesGH¢5, GH¢10, GH¢20, GH¢50, GH¢1
Rarely Used BanknotesN.a.
Frequently Used CoinsGH¢1, 10Gp, 20Gp, 50Gp
Rarely Used CoinsN.a.

GHS Issuance

Central BankBank of Ghana
Central Bank Website

World Bank Statistics

Estimated User Population29,767,108 people
Population Rank#42
GHS Inflation Rate9.84%
Inflation Rank#9

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

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2020 GHS Currency Holidays

Based on holidays observed by the Bank of Ghana. On these dates banks and payment systems may be closed. Settlement in Ghanaian Cedi may also be closed on these dates.

New Year's Day January 1, 2020 Closed
Constitution Day January 7, 2020 Closed
Independence Day March 6, 2020 Closed
Good Friday April 10, 2020 Closed
Easter Monday April 13, 2020 Closed
May Day May 1, 2020 Closed
Eid-el-Fitri May 24, 2020 Closed
Eid-el-Adha July 31, 2020 Closed
Founders' Day August 4, 2020 Closed
Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day September 21, 2020 Closed
Farmers' Day December 4, 2020 Closed
Christmas Day December 25, 2020 Closed
Boxing Day December 28, 2020 Closed

GHS Currency History

The Ghanaian Cedi was created in July 2007. The table below shows the history of currencies that ultimately became the Ghanaian Cedi.

Currency Active Replaced By
Ghanaian cedi (GHC) January 1967 to July 2007 GHS