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Planning your trip to Bahrain
Holiday budget calculator
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About the currency
Coins and notes
Each BHD is divided into 1,000 fils. Made out of bronze and nickel, there are 5c, 10c, 25c, 50c and 100c Bahraini coins. There’s also a 500c coin currently still in circulation, although it was discontinued in 2011 and is slowly disappearing from the local currency.
For larger purchases, Bahraini banknotes are available in $½, $1, $5, $10 and $20 denominations.
Facts about the currency
- The Central Bank of Bahrain, established in 2006, is responsible for maintaining monetary and financial stability in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
- The $1 note depicts an image of Bahrain’s first school – Al Hedaya Al Kahlifiya.
- Bahrain is a cash-based society and credit or debit cards are not often used for small purchases.
- 5c and 10c coins are rarely used and the 500c coin was discontinued in 2011 after the revolution of Bahrain (triggered by the Arab Spring).
- In 2008, a new series of banknotes was introduced to reflect the old and new development of Bahrain (heritage meets modern).
The historical rates chart above shows how today’s exchange rate compares to what it's been in the past.
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