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Economy > Currency: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: The national medium of exchange and its basic sub-unit.
COUNTRY DESCRIPTION
Afghanistan afghani
Akrotiri euro adopted 1 January 2008; note - the Cypriot pound formerly used
Albania lek
Algeria Algerian dinar
American Samoa US dollar
Andorra euro
Angola kwanza
Anguilla East Caribbean dollar
Antigua and Barbuda East Caribbean dollar
Argentina Argentine peso
Armenia dram
Aruba Aruban guilder/florin
Australia Australian dollar
Austria euro
Azerbaijan Azerbaijani manat
Bahrain Bahraini dinar
Bangladesh taka
Barbados Barbadian dollar
Belarus Belarusian ruble
Belgium euro
Belize Belizean dollar
Benin Communaute Financiere Africaine franc ; note - responsible authority is the Central Bank of the West African States
Bermuda Bermudian dollar
Bhutan ngultrum ; Indian rupee
Bolivia boliviano
Bosnia and Herzegovina konvertibilna marka (convertible mark)
Botswana pula
Brazil real
British Indian Ocean Territory US Dollar
British Virgin Islands US dollar
Brunei Bruneian dollar
Bulgaria lev
Burkina Faso Communaute Financiere Africaine franc ; note - responsible authority is the Central Bank of the West African States
Burma kyat
Burundi Burundi franc
Cambodia riel
Cameroon Communaute Financiere Africaine franc ; note - responsible authority is the Bank of the Central African States
Canada Canadian dollar
Cape Verde Cape Verdean escudo
Cayman Islands Caymanian dollar
Central African Republic Communaute Financiere Africaine franc ; note - responsible authority is the Bank of the Central African States
Chad Communaute Financiere Africaine franc ; note - responsible authority is the Bank of the Central African States
Chile Chilean peso
China Renminbi ; note - also referred to by the unit yuan
Christmas Island Australian dollar
Cocos (Keeling) Islands Australian dollar
Colombia Colombian peso
Comoros Comoran franc
Congo, Republic of the Communaute Financiere Africaine franc ; note - responsible authority is the Bank of the Central African States
Cook Islands NZ dollar
Costa Rica Costa Rican colon
Cote d'Ivoire Communaute Financiere Africaine franc ; note - responsible authority is the Central Bank of the West African States
Croatia kuna
Cuba Cuban peso and Convertible peso
Cyprus Cypriot pound ; euro after 1 January 2008
Czech Republic Czech koruna
Democratic Republic of the Congo Congolese franc
Denmark Danish krone
Dhekelia euro adopted 1 January 2008; note - the Cypriot pound formerly used
Djibouti Djiboutian franc
Dominica East Caribbean dollar
Dominican Republic Dominican peso
East Timor US dollar
Ecuador US dollar
Egypt Egyptian pound
El Salvador US dollar
Equatorial Guinea Communaute Financiere Africaine franc ; note - responsible authority is the Bank of the Central African States
Eritrea nakfa
Estonia Estonian kroon
Ethiopia birr
European Union euro, British pound, Bulgarian lev, Czech koruna, Danish krone, Estonian kroon, Hungarian forint, Latvian lat, Lithuanian litas, Polish zloty, Romanian leu, Slovak koruna, Swedish krona
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland pound
Faroe Islands Danish krone
Federated States of Micronesia US dollar
Fiji Fijian dollar
Finland euro
France euro
French Guiana euro
French Polynesia Comptoirs Francais du Pacifique franc
Gabon Communaute Financiere Africaine franc ; note - responsible authority is the Bank of the Central African States
Gaza Strip new Israeli shekel
Georgia lari
Germany euro
Ghana Ghana cedi
Gibraltar Gibraltar pound
Greece euro
Greenland Danish krone
Grenada East Caribbean dollar
Guadeloupe euro
Guam US dollar
Guatemala quetzal , US dollar , others allowed
Guinea Guinean franc
Guinea-Bissau Communaute Financiere Africaine franc ; note - responsible authority is the Central Bank of the West African States
Guyana Guyanese dollar
Haiti gourde
Holy See (Vatican City) euro
Honduras lempira
Hong Kong Hong Kong dollar
Hungary forint
Iceland Icelandic krona
India Indian rupee
Indonesia Indonesian rupiah
Iran Iranian rial
Iraq New Iraqi dinar as of 22 January 2004
Ireland euro
Israel new Israeli shekel ; note - NIS is the currency abbreviation; ILS is the International Organization for Standardization code for the NIS
Italy euro
Jamaica Jamaican dollar
Japan yen
Jordan Jordanian dinar
Kazakhstan tenge
Kenya Kenyan shilling
Kiribati Australian dollar
Kuwait Kuwaiti dinar
Kyrgyzstan som
Laos kip
Latvia lat
Lebanon Lebanese pound
Lesotho loti ; South African rand
Liberia Liberian dollar
Libya Libyan dinar
Liechtenstein Swiss franc
Lithuania litas
Luxembourg euro
Macau pataca
Madagascar ariary
Malawi Malawian kwacha
Malaysia ringgit
Maldives rufiyaa
Mali Communaute Financiere Africaine franc ; note - responsible authority is the Central Bank of the West African States
Malta euro as of 1 January 2008; Maltese lira before then
Marshall Islands US dollar
Martinique euro
Mauritania ouguiya
Mauritius Mauritian rupee
Mayotte euro
Mexico Mexican peso
Moldova Moldovan leu
Monaco euro
Mongolia togrog/tugrik
Montenegro euro
Montserrat East Caribbean dollar
Morocco Moroccan dirham
Mozambique metical
Namibia Namibian dollar ; South African rand
Nauru Australian dollar
Nepal Nepalese rupee
Netherlands euro
Netherlands Antilles Netherlands Antillean guilder
New Caledonia Comptoirs Francais du Pacifique franc
New Zealand New Zealand dollar
Nicaragua gold cordoba
Niger Communaute Financiere Africaine franc ; note - responsible authority is the Central Bank of the West African States
Nigeria naira
Niue New Zealand dollar
Norfolk Island Australian dollar
North Korea North Korean won
Northern Mariana Islands US dollar
Norway Norwegian krone
Oman Omani rial
Pakistan Pakistani rupee
Palau US dollar
Panama balboa ; US dollar
Papua New Guinea kina
Paraguay guarani
Peru nuevo sol
Philippines Philippine peso
Pitcairn Islands New Zealand dollar
Poland zloty
Portugal euro
Puerto Rico US dollar
Qatar Qatari rial
Reunion euro
Romania "new" leu was introduced in 2005; "old" leu was phased out in 2006; note - because of currency revaluation, 10,000 ROL = 1 RON
Russia Russian ruble
Rwanda Rwandan franc
Saint Barthelemy euro ; note - US dollar widely used
Saint Helena Saint Helenian pound
Saint Kitts and Nevis East Caribbean dollar
Saint Lucia East Caribbean dollar
Saint Martin euro ; note - US dollar widely used
Saint Pierre and Miquelon euro
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines East Caribbean dollar
Samoa tala
San Marino euro
Sao Tome and Principe dobra
Saudi Arabia Saudi riyal
Senegal Communaute Financiere Africaine franc ; note - responsible authority is the Central Bank of the West African States
Seychelles Seychelles rupee
Sierra Leone leone
Singapore Singapore dollar
Slovakia Slovak koruna
Slovenia tolar
Solomon Islands Solomon Islands dollar
Somalia Somali shilling
South Africa rand
South Korea South Korean won
Spain euro
Sri Lanka Sri Lankan rupee
Sudan Sudanese pounds
Suriname Surinam dollar
Svalbard Norwegian krone
Swaziland lilangeni
Sweden Swedish krona
Switzerland Swiss franc
Syria Syrian pound
Taiwan New Taiwan dollar
Tajikistan somoni
Tanzania Tanzanian shilling
Thailand baht
The Bahamas Bahamian dollar
The Gambia dalasi
Togo Communaute Financiere Africaine franc ; note - responsible authority is the Central Bank of the West African States
Tokelau New Zealand dollar
Tonga pa'anga
Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago dollar
Tunisia Tunisian dinar
Turkey Turkish lira ; old Turkish lira before 1 January 2005
Turkmenistan Turkmen manat
Turks and Caicos Islands US dollar
Tuvalu Australian dollar ; note - there is also a Tuvaluan dollar
Uganda Ugandan shilling
Ukraine hryvnia
United Arab Emirates Emirati dirham
United Kingdom British pound
United States US dollar
Uruguay Uruguayan peso
Uzbekistan soum
Vanuatu vatu
Venezuela bolivar
Vietnam dong
Virgin Islands US dollar
Wallis and Futuna Comptoirs Francais du Pacifique franc
West Bank new Israeli shekel ; Jordanian dinar
Western Sahara Moroccan dirham
Yemen Yemeni rial
Zambia Zambian kwacha
Zimbabwe Zimbabwean dollar

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > Currency. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Economy/Currency

Statistics for Economy > Currency

Agriculture

Statistics and graphs related to agriculture are found here. How many agricultural workers are there per hectare? Tractors? Which country produces the maximum cotton? Who is the biggest exporter of bananas? Click in if these interest you.

TOP STATS: Arable land > Hectares, Agricultural land > Sq. km, Rural population and 322 more

Background

What is the background of the country? National bird? Get a quick summary of countries in this section.

TOP STATS: Overview, Independence day date, National tree and 21 more

Conflict

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Cost of living

TOP STATS: Average monthly disposable salary > After tax, Local purchasing power, Prices at markets > Loaf of bread > Fresh, white and 52 more

Crime

No explanation needed for this section. Murders. Guns. Jails. Crimes. Judges. We have all of that and more out here. Actually we go deeper than your routine crime beat sections. How many adults were prosecuted? What percentage were convicted? How many were women? What is the death penalty rate in different countries? How safe do the citizens perceive they are? Do they trust the police? Will they report a crime? You'll find surprising answers here.

TOP STATS: Violent crime > Murder rate, Violent crime > Murder rate per million people, Rape rate and 183 more

Culture

TOP STATS: Happy Planet Index, Sexuality > Homosexuality > Legality of homosexual acts, Food and drink > Beer consumption and 67 more

Disasters

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TOP STATS: Chernobyl > Contaminated area (percent of country), Tsunami > Death toll, Storm deaths > 2009 and 47 more

Economy

This category is all about money. GDP. Aid. Gross national income. Debt. Inflation. Trade balance. Foreign investment. Government spending. You get the idea.

TOP STATS: GDP, GDP per capita, Population below poverty line and 3717 more

Education

Any and every statistic which can be collected about schooling and the whole education sector can be found here. What is the duration of education in different countries? Is the percentage of enrollment different for sexes? How long do students spend learning their mother tongues? What is the mathematical aptitude of the average 8 year old? How many university degrees are awarded to females? What is the percentage of students who find school boring? We've tabulated them all for you.

TOP STATS: Children out of school, primary, Compulsary education duration, Pupil-teacher ratio, primary and 908 more

Energy

How does your country fare in Traditional Fuel Consumption? In Geothermal Energy Consumption? How many barrels of oil were imported into your country last year? Does your production of hydroelectricity match your consumption? Which countries in the world successfully produce nuclear energy for consumption? What is the average energy usage per person? All your questions regarding different forms of energy, their generation and consumption have been answered here.

TOP STATS: Commercial energy use, Electricity > Consumption, Electric power consumption > KWh per capita and 2387 more

Environment

How much area is declared as protected in the different countries of the world? How many endangered species of reptiles, mammals, birds etc are found in different countries? What are the national levels of pollution? Emissions? Nuclear waste generation? Salination of water resources and expenditure for waste treatment. International treaties, ratification and complaince. You'll find almost all statistics related to environmental pollution and conservational efforts here.

TOP STATS: Marine fish catch, Ecological footprint, Pollution perceptions > Air pollution and 331 more

Geography

All the stats pertaining to the physical features of the country in question can be found here. This implies that if you are looking for the co-ordinates or map references of countries, the land area, climate, boundaries, terrain, natural resources or coastlines, your search ends here.

TOP STATS: Land area > Square miles, Area > Comparative, Area > Land and 102 more

Government

This category is all about the functioning of the government machinery. So, you'll find stats on the goverment administrative divisions, the executive, legistative and judiciary branches, constitution, parliamentary seats, secession attemps, suffrage, corruption - everything connected with our esteemed politicians.

TOP STATS: Government type, Legal system, Legislative branch and 392 more

Health

Statistics about the health of a country's citizens are present in this category. You can find stats related to birth weights, rates on smoking, HIV incidence, incidence of cancer, circulatory and other diseases, stats on infant and maternal mortality, life expectancy, suicide rates, teenage pergnancy and other health related topics. We also have some details on health expenditure and health care funding out here.

TOP STATS: Human height > Average male height, Physicians > Per 1,000 people, Births and maternity > Total fertility rate and 529 more

Industry

Lists all industry related stats like production of cars, buses trucks, LCVs, different industries like biotech firms and so on.

TOP STATS: Manufacturing output, Manufacturing, value added > Current US$ per capita, Gross value added by construction and 94 more

Labor

You can find detailed stats on the economic activity of the labor force broken over different age-groups and sexes. We also have stats on employment in different sectors, trade union memberships, the average work time, the average number of days the workers take off or even just don't show up! How many female decision makers does a country have? Doctors? What is the normal gender division of the housework? What are the unemployment details and benefits available? How long does an average person need to work to buy a loaf of bread? A car? A television set? Compare these values for different countries.

TOP STATS: Salaries and benefits > Minimum wage, Labor force > By occupation, Unemployment rate and 374 more

Language

What are the main languages spoken in the countries? How many English language speakers are there per country? How about French and Spanish? Check out the results here..

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Lifestyle

Here we rank countries based on amphetamine and cannabis use. But more interestingly, we go into their mindset. What do the citizens of different countries think of their armed forces? Will they report a crime? Do they trust their neighbours? What about their governments? Are they happy with life in general? How charitable are they? What is their political orientation? Are they proud of their countries? Will they fight for their countries? This is an utterly captivating category.

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Media

Countries are ranked here depending on the penetration level of computers, phones, fax machines, radios, television sets, mobile phones etc. We also have other stats related to media like vastness of different networks, revenue and employment in different telecom sectors here.

TOP STATS: Telephones > Mobile cellular > Per capita, Internet > Internet users per thousand people, Personal computers > Per capita and 429 more

Military

Want to know the size of the army in Iran? The number of tanks in Germany? Want to compare the weapon holdings in North and South Korea? Worried about the WMDs world over? Need to know the exact number of countries who have signed terrorism conventions? Or just curious about the coalition forces in the Gulf War? We've tried to collect all details available in the public domain for you here.

TOP STATS: Air force > Combat aircraft, Army > Main battle tanks, Navy > Corvette warships and 285 more

People

Facts relating to the actual life of people are found here. So we have birth and death rates, marriage and divorce rates, single parents, one-person households and teenage pregnancies, size of households and elderly institutions, ethnicity and chinese population - just about every stat you always wanted to know! What is the average age of women when they first get married? How happy are they when compared to their mothers? What is the gender development index in different countries? What will the population be in 2020? Don't miss this category even if you didn't come searching for it specifically.

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Religion

Where else could you find the number of Catholics, Catholic priests, Catholic parishes, Jehovahs Witnesses and the number of permanent deacons, and compare them all between major nations in a per-capita format? Check them all here.

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Sports

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Terrorism

This is a category which needs particular highlighting as the growing concern and need for awareness continues to press upon our front pages, in the minds of our leadership and politicians, and indeed, in our everyday conversations. We hope to expand this category into timely and essential data you can rely on to make sense of global and national security, political and societal violence, and our perceptions which are shaped by these notions.

TOP STATS: Number of Known Terrorist Organizations Present, Global Terrorism Indicator, Terrorist Acts > 1968-2006 > Incidences and 30 more

Transport

Here you can find the numbers on the different modes of transportation. How many cars does a country have? Airports? What is the lenght of its highways? What proportion is paved? What about runways, heliports and ports? Lets not leave out waterways or the merchant navy. We have them all here.

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Travel

TOP STATS: Inbound tourism > Arrivals, Outbound tourism > Departures, Inbound tourism > Arrivals per thousand people and 19 more

Weather

TOP STATS: Temperature > Highest temperature ever recorded, Temperature > Highest temperature ever recorded > Location, Precipitation and 4 more

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