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Saudi Arabian Riyal (SAR)

The Saudi Arabian Riyal is the primary currency of Saudi Arabia. This currency is used by an estimated 33,699,947 people. Based on our estimate, Saudi Arabian Riyal is the #37 most popular currency is the world.

The currency code for the Saudi Arabian Riyal is "SAR". The ISO 4217 number for this currency is 682. The currency symbol for the Riyal is "﷼".

Saudi Arabian Riyal conversion rates, useful facts, and holiday schedule can be found below.

SAR Currency Demographics

The primary country using the Saudi Arabian Riyal is Saudi Arabia.

There are approximately 33,699,947 people around the world who use the Saudi Arabian Riyal. The Saudi Arabian Riyal is the #37 most used widely currency is the world.

33,699,947 user population
Ranked #37 in the world

SAR Exchange Rates

1 Saudi Arabian Riyal equals:

Australian Dollar


Inverse: ﷼2.26


Inverse: ﷼4.064
British Pound


Inverse: ﷼4.62
Indian Rupee


Inverse: ﷼0.049
Japanese Yen


Inverse: ﷼0.035
US Dollar


Inverse: ﷼3.76

† Rates last updated at 52 minutes ago

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

SAR Currency Facts

SAR Details

ISO 4217 CodeSAR
ISO 4217 Number682
Unit NameRiyal
Currency NicknamesN.a.

SAR Denominations

Minor Unit NameN.a.
Minor Unit Symbol N.a. (written right-to-left)
Minor Units2
Frequently Used banknotes﷼1, ﷼5, ﷼10, ﷼20, ﷼50, ﷼100, ﷼500
Rarely Used BanknotesN.a.
Frequently Used Coins5, 10, 25, 50, 100
Rarely Used CoinsN.a.

SAR Issuance

Central BankSaudi Arabian Monetary Agency
Central Bank Website

World Bank Statistics

Estimated User Population33,699,947 people
Population Rank#37
SAR Inflation Rate2.47%
Inflation Rank#62

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

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2020 SAR Currency Holidays

Based on holidays observed by the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency. On these dates banks and payment systems may be closed. Settlement in Saudi Arabian Riyal may also be closed on these dates.

Eid Al Fitr May 22, 2020 Closed
Eid Al Fitr May 23, 2020 Closed
Eid Al Fitr May 24, 2020 Closed
Eid Al Adha July 29, 2020 Closed
Eid Al Adha July 30, 2020 Closed
Eid Al Adha July 31, 2020 Closed
Eid Al Adha August 1, 2020 Closed
National Day September 23, 2020 Closed