Dollar, the British pound, or the euro come to mind when considering the highest currencies in the world. However, none of the aforementioned currencies is the most expensive in 2022. The ‘highest currency’ is determined by its high value when traded for INR. In spite of the US dollar being the world’s most traded and strongest currency, it is not the most expensive currency. Read on to know about the most valuable currencies in the world in 2022.

List of Highest Currencies in the World 2022

The highest currencies in the world in 2022 are mentioned in the table below:

Currency Value of INR Value (As on 1 Dec 2022)
Euro 1 EUR Rs.84.61
United States Dollar 1 USD Rs.81.14
Swiss Franc 1 CHF Rs.86.29
British Pound 1 GBP Rs.98.01
Gibraltar Pound 1 GIP Rs.97.61
Cayman Island Dollar 1 KYD Rs.98.04
Jordanian Dinar 1 JOD Rs.114.40
Omani Rial 1 OMR Rs.210.72
Bahraini Dinar 1 BHD Rs.215.24
Kuwaiti Dinar 1 KWD Rs.264.04

Euro (EUR)

The Euro (EUR) is the official currency of the eurozone, which includes 19 of the European Union’s 27 member states. Following the US dollar, the Euro is the second largest reserve currency as well as the second most traded currency in the world.

Currently, one Euro is worth Rs.84.40.

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United States Dollar (USD)

The official currency of the United States of America is the US Dollar. It is the world’s most traded currency. The USD to EUR rate is the most often used US Dollar exchange rate. It is supported by the power of the United States in the international political landscape. The value of the USD has significantly risen over time.

Currently, one USD is worth Rs.81.39.

Swiss Franc (CHF)

The official currency of Switzerland and Liechtenstein is the Swiss Franc. The EUR to CHF rate is the most widely used Switzerland Franc exchange rate. When the country entered the currency union, it pegged the franc to the euro, deciding on a dual system instead of abolishing the franc.

Currently, One CHF is worth Rs.85.65.

British Pound (GBP)

The pound sterling (£) or GBP is the official currency of the United Kingdom. The EUR to GBP rate is the most commonly used UK Pound exchange rate. After the US dollar, the Euro, and the Japanese yen, sterling is the fourth most traded currency in the foreign exchange markets. The pound sterling also holds the record for being the oldest currency still in use.

Currently, one GBP is equal to Rs.97.63 in INR.

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Gibraltar Pound (GIP)

The official currency of Gibraltar is the Gibraltar pound (GIP). It is fixed to and exchangeable at par with the British pound sterling. The Government of Gibraltar is the central bank that controls the GIP and is in charge of minting coins and printing notes. Gibraltar’s economy is increasingly reliant on a variety of industries, including tourism and e-gaming.

Currently, one GIP is valued at Rs.97.61.

Caymanian Dollar (KYD)

The Jamaican Dollar was the official currency of the Cayman Islands after which, the Cayman Islands Dollar took its place. The USD to KYD rate is the most widely used Cayman Islands Dollar exchange rate.

Currently, One KYD is currently equal to Rs.97.31.

Jordanian Dinar (JOD)

Jordanian dinar (JOD), Jordan’s official currency and the Israeli shekel were used by the West Bank. One of the primary reasons for the high value of this currency is its fixed exchange rates. The JOD to EUR rate is the most widely used Jordan Dinar exchange rate.  The economy of Jordan is diversified in various sectors as it does not majorly depend on oil exports.

Currently, One JOD is worth Rs.114.55.

Omani Rial (OMR)

Oman’s official currency is the Omani Rial or OMR. INR was the official currency of Oman until 1940. For this reason, the INR to OMR rate is the most often used Rial exchange rate.

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Currently, One OMR is equal to Rs.211.18.

Bahraini Dinar (BHD)

The currency of Bahrain is the Bahraini Dinar or BHD. The INR to BHD rate is the most commonly used Bahrain Dinar exchange rate.  BHD making it rank as the second-highest currency in the world.

Currently, One BHD is equal to Rs.215.73.

Kuwaiti Dinar (KWD)

The Kuwaiti Dinar (KWD) is the most valuable currency in the world. In Kuwait, the Indian expat group holds a strong presence which makes the INR to KWD rate the most popular Kuwait Dinar exchange rate. The Kuwaiti dinar continues to remain the highest currency in the world owing to Kuwait’s economic stability.

The country’s economy is primarily reliant on oil exports because it has one of the world’s largest reserves. You should also be aware that Kuwait does not impose any taxes on people who work there.

Currently, One KWD is now worth Rs.264.52.


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