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Kenyan Shilling (KES)

The Kenyan Shilling is the primary currency of Kenya. This currency is used by an estimated 51,393,010 people. Based on our estimate, Kenyan Shilling is the #25 most popular currency is the world.

The currency code for the Kenyan Shilling is "KES". The ISO 4217 number for this currency is 404. The currency symbol for the Shilling is "KSh".

Kenyan Shilling conversion rates, useful facts, and holiday schedule can be found below.

KES Currency Demographics

The primary country using the Kenyan Shilling is Kenya.

There are approximately 51,393,010 people around the world who use the Kenyan Shilling. The Kenyan Shilling is the #25 most used widely currency is the world.

51,393,010 user population
Ranked #25 in the world

KES Exchange Rates

1 Kenyan Shilling equals:

Australian Dollar


Inverse: KSh63.60


Inverse: KSh114.58
British Pound


Inverse: KSh130.12
Indian Rupee


Inverse: KSh1.39
Japanese Yen


Inverse: KSh0.98
US Dollar


Inverse: KSh106.043

† Rates last updated at 49 minutes ago

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

KES Currency Facts

KES Details

ISO 4217 CodeKES
ISO 4217 Number404
Unit NameShilling
Currency NicknamesBob

KES Denominations

Minor Unit NameCent
Minor Unit Symbol c
Minor Units2
Frequently Used banknotesKSh50, KSh100, KSh200, KSh500, KSh1000
Rarely Used BanknotesN.a.
Frequently Used CoinsKSh1, KSh5, KSh10, KSh20
Rarely Used Coinsc50, c40

KES Issuance

Central BankCentral Bank of Kenya
Central Bank Website

World Bank Statistics

Estimated User Population51,393,010 people
Population Rank#25
KES Inflation Rate4.69%
Inflation Rank#26

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

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2020 KES Currency Holidays

Based on holidays observed by the Central Bank of Kenya. On these dates banks and payment systems may be closed. Settlement in Kenyan Shilling may also be closed on these dates.

New Year's Day January 1, 2020 Closed
Good Friday April 10, 2020 Closed
Easter Monday April 13, 2020 Closed
Labour Day May 1, 2020 Closed
Id-ul-Fitr May 24, 2020 Closed
Madaraka Day June 1, 2020 Closed
Mashujaa Day October 20, 2020 Closed
Jamhuri Day December 12, 2020 Closed
Christmas Day December 25, 2020 Closed
Boxing Day December 26, 2020 Closed