|Subdivision:||20 Qurush = 100 Halala|
|ISO 4217 code :||SAR|
|Abbreviation:||SR, S. Rl.|
Exchange rate :
(August 24, 2020)
1 USD = 3.75 SAR (fixed)
1 EUR = 4.4426 SAR
1 CHF = 4.1284 SAR
The Saudi riyal ( Arabic ريال سعودي Riyāl suʿūdī ) is the currency of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia . A Saudi riyal ( SR ) is in 20 Qurush (singular: Qirsch ) or 100هللة / Halala (also Hallala ; plural in German: Halalas or Hallalas ). There are coins with denominations of 5, 10, 25, 50 and 100 halalas, 1 and 2 riyals, as well as banknotes with the denominations of 1, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 riyals.
The riyal has a fixed exchange rate peg to the US dollar : 1 USD = 3.75 SAR. There are currently considerations in the Kingdom of abandoning the riyal in favor of a common currency for the Gulf States (GCC).
The correct spelling is Saudi riyal . Due to the international dominance of English ( Saudi riyal ), the hyphen is sometimes left out in German: Saudi riyal .
The Qatari riyal is the currency in Qatar . In some neighboring countries, however, the currency is written in the rial : Iranian rial , Yemen rial , Omani rial , which can lead to confusion of the spelling. In Arabic script, the names of these currencies do not differ.
The currency names Riyal and Rial are derived from the Spanish real , which was the currency in Spain for several centuries (Spanish real = "royal").
- Fischer World Almanac, Key Figures from Saudi Arabia
- Helmut Kahnt, Bernd Knorr: Old dimensions, coins and weights. A lexicon. Bibliographisches Institut, Leipzig 1986, licensed edition Mannheim / Vienna / Zurich 1987, ISBN 3-411-02148-9 , p. 379.
- Duden online: Riyal
- Interinstitutional Rules for Publications. Appendix A7. Currency abbreviation. Publications Office of the European Union, 7 January 2014.
- See Duden online: Rial and Riyal