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Yemeni Rial (YER)

The Yemeni Rial is the primary currency of Yemen. This currency is used by an estimated 28,498,687 people. Based on our estimate, Yemeni Rial is the #45 most popular currency is the world.

The currency code for the Yemeni Rial is "YER". The ISO 4217 number for this currency is 886. The currency symbol for the Rial is "﷼".

Yemeni Rial conversion rates, useful facts, and holiday schedule can be found below.

YER Currency Demographics

The primary country using the Yemeni Rial is Yemen.

There are approximately 28,498,687 people around the world who use the Yemeni Rial. The Yemeni Rial is the #45 most used widely currency is the world.

28,498,687 user population
Ranked #45 in the world

YER Exchange Rates

1 Yemeni Rial equals:

Australian Dollar


Inverse: ﷼156.54


Inverse: ﷼272.31
British Pound


Inverse: ﷼310.86
Indian Rupee


Inverse: ﷼3.28
Japanese Yen


Inverse: ﷼2.30
US Dollar


Inverse: ﷼250.35

† Rates last updated at 21 minutes ago

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

YER Currency Facts

YER Details

ISO 4217 CodeYER
ISO 4217 Number886
Unit NameRial
Currency NicknamesN.a.

YER Denominations

Minor Unit NameN.a.
Minor Unit Symbol N.a. (written right-to-left)
Minor Units2
Frequently Used banknotes﷼50, ﷼100, ﷼200, ﷼250, ﷼500, ﷼1000
Rarely Used BanknotesN.a.
Frequently Used CoinsN.a.
Rarely Used CoinsN.a.

YER Issuance

Central BankCentral Bank of Yemen
Central Bank Website

World Bank Statistics

Estimated User Population28,498,687 people
Population Rank#45
YER Inflation RateN.a.
Inflation RankN.a.

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

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2020 YER Currency Holidays

Based on holidays observed by the Central Bank of Yemen. On these dates banks and payment systems may be closed. Settlement in Yemeni Rial may also be closed on these dates.

Bank Holiday January 1, 2020 Closed
Labour Day May 1, 2020 Closed
Day of National Unity May 22, 2020 Closed
Eid al-Fitr May 24, 2020 Closed
Eid al-Fitr May 25, 2020 Closed
Eid al-Fitr May 26, 2020 Closed
Eid al-Fitr May 27, 2020 Closed
Eid al-Adha July 31, 2020 Closed
Eid al-Adha August 1, 2020 Closed
Eid al-Adha August 2, 2020 Closed
Eid al-Adha August 3, 2020 Closed
Eid al-Adha August 4, 2020 Closed
Islamic New Year August 20, 2020 Closed
Revolution Day September 26, 2020 Closed
National Day October 14, 2020 Closed
Independence Day November 30, 2020 Closed

YER Currency History

The Yemeni Rial was created in June 1996. The table below shows the history of currencies that ultimately became the Yemeni Rial.

Currency Active Replaced By
South Yemeni dinar (YDD) unknown to June 1996 YER