Compare Pakistani rupee travel money rates

Get the best Pakistani rupee exchange rate by comparing travel money deals from the UK's top foreign exchange providers

Pakistani rupees
We found 4 travel money suppliers offering £750 worth of Pakistani rupees for delivery and accepting payment by debit card
You receive Rs. 244,473.00 Exchange rate 325.964 Insured delivery Free Buy Now
ABTA Travel Money
You receive Rs. 244,425.75 Exchange rate 325.901 Insured delivery Free Buy Now
eurochange
You receive Rs. 244,425.75 Exchange rate 325.901 Insured delivery Free Buy Now
NM Money
You receive Rs. 220,654.50 Exchange rate 294.206 Insured delivery Free Buy Now
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Best Pakistani rupee exchange rate

In Pakistani culture, it's believed that keeping a Pakistani rupee note in your wallet or purse can bring good luck and wealth. Pakistani rupee banknotes are often gifted to newlyweds as a symbol of prosperity and to bring good fortune to their married life. Some people also use Pakistani rupee notes as bookmarks, or tape them to the walls of their office or home as good-luck charms. Money is seen as a source of security and comfort in Pakistan, and having cash on hand is believed to bring good fortune.

If you're travelling to Pakistan, it's important to shop around and compare currency suppliers to maximise your chances of getting a good deal. We can help you to find the best Pakistani rupee exchange rate by comparing a wide range of UK travel money suppliers who have Pakistani rupees in stock and ready to order online now. Our comparisons automatically factor in all costs and commission, so all you need to do is tell us how much you want to spend and we'll show you the top suppliers who fit the bill.

Compare before you buy

Some of the best travel money deals are only available when you buy online. By using a comparison site, you're more likely to see the full range of deals on offer and get the best rate.

Order online

Always place your order online, even if you plan to collect your currency in person. Most supermarkets and high street currency suppliers offer better exchange rates if you order online beforehand.

Combine orders

If you're travelling with others, consider placing one large currency order instead of buying individually. Many currency suppliers offer enhanced rates that improve as you order more.

Pakistani rupee rate trend

Over the past 30 days, the Pakistani rupee rate is up 0.89% from 325.964 on 29 Jan to 328.865 today. This means one pound will buy more Pakistani rupees today than it would have a month ago. Right now, £750 is worth approximately Rs. 246,648.75 which is Rs. 2 more than you'd have got on 29 Jan.

These are the average Pakistani rupee rates taken from our panel of UK travel money providers at the end of each day. You can explore this further on our British pound to Pakistani rupee currency chart.

Pakistani rupee banknotes and coins

Pakistan has used the rupee since the country gained independence from India in 1947. Rupees are issued by the State Bank of Pakistan, and the currency uses the three-letter currency code PKR. The name 'rupee' is derived from the Sanskrit word 'rūpya' which means 'a coin of silver'. Rūpayas were introduced by Sher Shah Suri, the 1st Sultan of the Suri Empire during his reign in the 16th century.

One Pakistani rupee (Re.) can theoretically be subdivded into 100 paisa, however paisa were withdrawn from circulation in 2013 due to their low value so the smallest unit of physical currency you're likely to come across today is the 1-rupee coin.

There are six denominations of Pakistani rupee banknotes in frequent circulation: Rs. 10, Rs. 20, Rs. 50, Rs. 100, Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000; and three coin denominations: Re. 1, Rs. 2 and Rs. 5.

Pakistani rupee banknote denominations
DenominationSterling equivalent
Rs. 10£0.03
Rs. 20£0.06
Rs. 50£0.15
Rs. 100£0.31
Rs. 500£1.53
Rs. 1000£3.07
Pakistani rupee coin denominations
DenominationSterling equivalent
Re. 1£0.003
Rs. 2£0.006
Rs. 5£0.02

Tips for saving money in Pakistan

The cost of living in Pakistan is generally lower than in many other countries, and most travellers find the country to be a cheap destination to visit. Even so, here are some suggestions for how you can save money on your trip:

  • Haggle for everything. Haggling is common in markets and bazaars in Pakistan, so if you're planning to buy anything, be prepared to barter and negotiate for a better price. Shop around to get an idea of average prices, and ask locals or hotel staff for the going rates on items you're interested so you've got a good idea of where to start.
  • Street food in Pakistan is a popular and inexpensive way to sample the local cuisine. Street food is widely available in most urban areas, with a range of dishes on offer including biryani, samosas, kebabs, and chaat, with some items costing as little as a few rupees.
  • Taxis and private cars can be expensive in Pakistan so consider using public transport to get around instead. The metro and bus systems in major cities like Karachi, Lahore, and Islamabad are affordable and efficient.
  • There are many free attractions to visit in Pakistan including museums, parks, and religious sites. By planning your itinerary around these free attractions, you can save money on admission fees and still enjoy the cultural and historical experiences Pakistan has to offer. Some popular examples of free attractions in Pakistan include: the Lahore Museum, Mohatta Palace in Karachi, Faisal Mosque in Islamabad, and Badshahi Mosque in Lahore.