Lao Currency

Visiting Lao and wants to know the name of the Lao money unit or just want to know how much is $1 American dollars in Lao currency?

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


Lao Currency Exchange Rate Today

Lao Money

  • The local money used in Lao is Kip.

  • The currency symbol of the Lao money is .

  • The Lao currency code is LAK.

  • The Kip Notes: The Lao currency notes are made up of 1, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500, 1000, 2000, 5000, 10 000, 20 000, 50 000, 100,000 kip.

  • The Kip Coins: 1 Kip is made up of 100 Atts. Lao Att Coins go from 10, 20, 50 att, 1, 5, 10, 20, 50 kip.

What is the best currency to use in Lao? obviously it is best to convert your currency to Lao money and use the local Kip as it is accepted everywhere in Lao. US dollars and other major currencies like British Pound or Japanese Yen 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 Lao? Major credit cards, like Mastercard and Visa, are usually accepted within Lao (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 Kip to US Dollars?

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

It’s wise to check out the today's currency exchange rate for US Dollar to Lao Kip before buying the Kip you need for your next trip from American Dollar to Kip Exchange Rate Today.

What is the exchange rate for Kip to Stirling Pound?

Foreign exchange rates are often changing and in most days minute by minute.

It’s important to ask for the the current currency exchange rate for British Pound to Lao Kip before buying the Kip you need for your next trip at Stirling Pound to Kip Exchange Rate Today.