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The Israeli Shekel is the primary currency of Israel. This currency is used by an estimated 8,883,800 people. Based on our estimate, Israeli Shekel is the #81 most popular currency is the world. Note: Also used by the Palestinian Authority.

The currency code for the Israeli Shekel is "ILS". The ISO 4217 number for this currency is 376. The currency symbol for the Shekel is "₪".

Israeli Shekel conversion rates, useful facts, and holiday schedule can be found below.

ILS Currency Demographics

The primary country using the Israeli Shekel is Israel.

There are approximately 8,883,800 people around the world who use the Israeli Shekel. The Israeli Shekel is the #81 most used widely currency is the world.

8,883,800 user population
Ranked #81 in the world

ILS Exchange Rates

1 Israeli Shekel equals:

Australian Dollar

$0.42

Inverse: ₪2.38
Euro

€0.26

Inverse: ₪3.84
British Pound

£0.22

Inverse: ₪4.56
Indian Rupee

₹20.54

Inverse: ₪0.049
Japanese Yen

¥31.28

Inverse: ₪0.032
US Dollar

$0.29

Inverse: ₪3.47

† Rates last updated at 15 minutes ago

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

ILS Currency Facts

ILS Details

ISO 4217 CodeILS
ISO 4217 Number376
Unit NameShekel
Symbol
Currency NicknamesN.a.

ILS Denominations

Minor Unit NameN.a.
Minor Unit Symbol N.a.
Minor Units2
Frequently Used banknotes₪20, ₪50, ₪100, ₪200
Rarely Used BanknotesN.a.
Frequently Used Coins₪0, ₪2, ₪5, ₪10, 10
Rarely Used CoinsN.a.

ILS Issuance

Central BankBank of Israel
Central Bank Websitehttp://www.bankisrael.gov.il/firsteng.htm

World Bank Statistics

Estimated User Population8,883,800 people
Population Rank#81
ILS Inflation Rate0.81%
Inflation Rank#100

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

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2019 ILS Currency Holidays

Based on holidays observed by the Bank of Israel. On these dates banks and payment systems may be closed. Settlement in Israeli Shekel may also be closed on these dates.

HolidayDateStatus
Feast of Purim March 21, 2019 Closed
Election Day April 9, 2019 Closed
Pesach Eve April 19, 2019 Partial Day
Pesach Day April 20, 2019 Closed
Pesach Day April 21, 2019 Partial Day
Pesach Day April 22, 2019 Partial Day
Pesach Day April 23, 2019 Partial Day
Pesach Day April 24, 2019 Partial Day
Pesach Day April 25, 2019 Partial Day
Pesach Day April 26, 2019 Closed
National Independence Eve May 8, 2019 Partial Day
National Independence Day May 9, 2019 Closed
Shavuot Eve June 8, 2019 Partial Day
Shavuot June 9, 2019 Closed
Fast of Ninth of Ab August 11, 2019 Closed
Election Day September 17, 2019 Closed
Rosh Hashana Eve September 29, 2019 Partial Day
Rosh Hashana September 30, 2019 Closed
Rosh Hashana 2nd day October 1, 2019 Closed
Yom Kippur Eve October 8, 2019 Closed
Yom Kippur October 9, 2019 Closed
Sucot Eve October 13, 2019 Partial Day
Sucot Day October 14, 2019 Closed
Sucot Day October 15, 2019 Partial Day
Sucot Day October 16, 2019 Partial Day
Sucot Day October 17, 2019 Partial Day
Sucot Day October 18, 2019 Partial Day
Sucot Day October 19, 2019 Partial Day
Sucot Day October 20, 2019 Partial Day
Sucot Day October 21, 2019 Closed

ILS Currency History

The Israeli Shekel was created in January 1986. The table below shows the history of currencies that ultimately became the Israeli Shekel.

Currency Active Replaced By
Israeli lira (ILP) January 1948 to February 1980 ILR
Israeli shekel (ILR) February 1980 to December 1985 ILS

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