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:
† Rates last updated at 34 minutes ago
‡ Rates are the interbank rate and are only available on large transactions
KES Currency Facts
|ISO 4217 Code||KES|
|ISO 4217 Number||404|
|Minor Unit Name||Cent|
|Minor Unit Symbol||
|Frequently Used banknotes||KSh50, KSh100, KSh200, KSh500, KSh1000|
|Rarely Used Banknotes||N.a.|
|Frequently Used Coins||KSh1, KSh5, KSh10, KSh20|
|Rarely Used Coins||c50, c40|
|Estimated User Population||51,393,010 people|
|KES Inflation Rate||4.69%|
† Population and Inflation rate as based on data from the World Bank.
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2019 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, 2019
||April 19, 2019
||April 22, 2019
||May 1, 2019
||June 1, 2019
||June 5, 2019
||August 12, 2019
||October 10, 2019
||October 21, 2019
||December 12, 2019
||December 25, 2019
||December 26, 2019