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Kenyan Shilling to INR Rate Today

1 KES = 0.625 INR
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Kenyan Shilling

Kenyan Shilling is the official currency of the Republic of Kenya. The Kenyan Shilling is represented by the symbol KSh and by the abbreviation KES. The Kenyan Shilling is further subdivided into Cents. 100 Cents is equal to 1 KSh. The coins and banknotes are issued by the Central Bank of Kenya. The banknotes ranging from 5 to 1000 Shillings and coins from 50 cents to 40 Shillings are used. Converting Kenyan Shillings to Indian Rupee can result in an exchange rate of one INR equal to 1.4- 1.6 Kenyan Shillings.

Kenya is known to the world as the cradle of life. It is believed that civilizations originated from the African nation Kenya. Kenya is one of the strongest economies in Africa considering the neighbouring nations of Kenya. The economy is maintained mainly by the export of goods. Agriculture is the key industry that contributes to the national economy. Export of tea, petroleum and an emerging market in the export of flowers also makes up the economy of Kenya. Kenya is one of the famous place in Africa that offers the experience of the African safari. Kenya is home to a rich and diverse wildlife that attracts the explorers of the world. Even though the nation has suffered severe droughts and famines, the nation opens ups it arms to anyone. Kenyan shilling has low exchange value compared to USD. One USD is equal to approximately 100 Kenyan Shillings. USD is accepted in Kenya but majorly is airports, resorts and established businesses. Kenyan shilling itself is the most widely accepted currency form anywhere in Kenya especially in the rural areas. Even credit or debit cards are accepted in cities. The availability of ATMs are scarce when you move out of cities. Mastercard and Visa are the most accepted ones.

Carrying forex cards are most suitable but carrying Kenyan Shilling as cash is a wise choice to make. Forex cards or any plastic transaction cannot be made in remote locations or anywhere outside cities. The most accepted foreign currencies in Kenya are USD, Euros and British Pound Sterling. The currencies have to be fairly new or it won’t be accepted by any money-changer. The Kenyan Shilling cannot be obtained in forex centers in India. Even if you could find Kenyan currency you won’t get the best exchange rate. It is always best to exchange currency and obtain Kenyan Shillings in Kenya itself. Kenyan money-changers offer the best exchange rate for Euro, USD or British Pound. Since the currency is not popular or demanding in India, it is always best to convert Indian Rupee to US Dollars and then convert USD to Kenyan Shillings in Kenya.

Currency Overview

Currency Kenyan Shilling
Symbol Kshا
Nick Name Bob
Sub Units Cents ( 1 Shilling= 100 Cents)
Notes 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000 KSh
Coins 50 cents, 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 40 KSh
Valid in Kenya
Kenyan Shilling  Note

Convert INR to KES

Kenyan Shillings availability in India is questionable, attributed to the low demand and popularity of the Shilling currency. Even if it is available the exchange rates will not be acceptable. So the best of obtaining Kenyan Shilling currency is from Kenya itself owing to the best exchange rates available in the country. For this, you need to obtain a widely accepted currency in Kenya other than the Kenyan Shilling, namely USD is such a currency. It is easy to convert INR to USD in India. With Extravelmoney.com, choose a vendor in your region from our website and place the order online. Wait for our customer executive to call you and complete the order. Make the payment online and it is even possible for you to request doorstep services for delivering the forex you want and picking up the KYC documents.

Convert KES to INR

The Kenyan Shilling is the legal tender of Kenya only and the currency has no popularity and demand especially in India. If you have leftover cash as Kenyan currency it’s always best if you either spend the money there buying souvenirs or paying for services because there is no point in bringing the currency to India. The alternative option is to convert the Kenyan currency to USD, Euro or British Pounds. These can be exchanged for Indian Currency in India. Extravelmoney.com can help you find the money changer with the best exchange rate in your region. Choose the vendor with the best exchange rate and place your order. With the help of our customer care executive, complete the order. You can even obtain the convenience of a doorstep service on request from the vendor in picking up the currency and KYC documents.

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