Kenyan Currency

Going on a trip to Kenya and wants to know the name of the Kenyan money unit or just want to know how much is $5 US dollars in Kenyan currency?

Use the links on this page to find out more about the local currency in Kenya, currency symbol, notes and more.


Kenyan Currency Exchange Rate Today

Kenya Money

  • The official money used in Kenya is Shilling.

  • The currency symbol of the Kenyan money is KSh.

  • The Kenyan currency code is KES.

  • The Shilling Notes: The Kenyan currency notes are made up of 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000 shillings.

  • The Shilling Coins: 1 Shilling is made up of 100 Cents. Kenyan Cent Coins go from 50 cent, 1, 5, 10 , 20, 40 shillings.

What is the best currency to use in Kenya? obviously it is best to convert your currency to Kenyan money and use the local Shilling as it is accepted everywhere in Kenya. American dollars and other major currencies like British Pound or Swiss Franc are not readily accepted in most business establishments, however some major hotel chains, restaurants and shops may accept US dollars at an agreed upon exchange rate.

Can I use my credit cards in Kenya? Major credit cards, like Mastercard and Visa, are widely accepted within Kenya (at hotels, restaurants, shops, travel agencies etc.). American Express is less common and can attract surcharges if you are able to use in an establishment - hence check before you use it.

What is the exchange rate for Shilling to US Dollars?

Exchange rates for foreign currencies are always changing and in most days by the minute.

It’s important to check out the current currency exchange rate for US Dollar to Kenyan Shilling before ordering the Shilling you require for your next trip from American Dollar to Shilling Exchange Rate Today.

What is the exchange rate for Shilling to Stirling Pound?

Exchange rates for foreign currencies are often changing and in most cases minute by minute.

It’s wise to ask for the the latest money exchange rate for Stirling Pound to Kenyan Shilling before purchasing the Shilling you need for your next trip at Stirling Pound to Shilling Exchange Rate Today.