Budget Planning Tool
Punch in your holiday deets below to use crowd-sourced Numbeo data* to help you plan your spending money.
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Pick up locally
With over 20 convenient store locations across New Zealand, you can securely pick up your Riyal with no hassles.
Planning your trip to Saudi
Holiday Budget Calculator
We get it, doing your holiday budget is a snore fest. It's important though, so we've made it super easy for you to do now. Just punch in your holiday deets and we'll combine destination spend data with our exchange rates so you know how much to take. Easy peasy budget donesy!
About the currency
Coins and notes
Since 1963, the riyal has been divided into 100 halalas. Today’s coins in circulation are worth 1, 5, 10, 25 and 50 halalas, and 1 and 2 riyals. Notes range through 5, 10, 50, 100 and 500 riyals. And if you arrive back in New Zealand with any riyal left, any Travel Money NZ store can help you trade it back for the classic NZ dollar.
Facts about the currency
- Anything greater than SAR 60,000 (or the equivalent in other currencies) must be declared on entry to Saudi Arabia.
- The riyal was introduced at the exact same time as the nation of Saudi Arabia itself.
- The riyal is always worth 3.75 USD – they’ve been lovingly pegged to each other since 2007.
- You might see some ‘qrish’ coins still in circulation, but they aren’t commonly used or found anymore.
Check out the exchange rate between the currencies. Want to wait for a particular rate? Simply sign up for a currency alert and we’ll give you a heads up when the Riyal has hit the magic number.