Top 10 The Weakest Currencies In The World in 2022 (Updated June’ 2022)

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The pandemic brought alot of economic disruption & more so for some than others. Read on to find out the weakest & lowest currencies in 2022

With the world suffering from the COVID-19 pandemic, economic conditions have worsened exponentially. Weakest Currencies have either remained stagnant or falling even below what they were in 2022.

The world’s weakest currencies belong to the world’s third-world countries, where perhaps the economic crisis has hit the hardest. Let’s get into it

1. Venezuelan Bolivar- The Weakest Currency Of The World

The Venezuelan Bolivar ranks as the weakest currency of the world with some of the highest exchange rates. Venezuela is situated at the north end of the South American region.

It was already trying to recover from a steep economic decline trying to shift to the market economy when the pandemic hit, spiraling it down to the worst in the list. 

Venezuelen Bolivar Currency Code = VEF

1 USD = 514,093.69 VEF

1 EUR = 551,061.98 VEF

1 SAR= 137,091.65 VEF 

Updated on 04-06-2022

2. Iranian Rial 

The Iranian Rial ranks as the second weakest currency in the world. Its economic downfall started as far back as 1979 in the wake of the Islamic Revolution, which led to many businesses leaving the country due to uncertainty.

Since then, Iran has faced a further downfall in the Iran-Iraq war and nuclear sanctions. The sanctions were lifted briefly in 2016 but reinstated more harshly in 2018 and then again in 2022. 

Iranian Rial Currency Code = IRR 

1 USD = 42,300 IRR 

1 EUR = 45,341.37 IRR

1 SAR= 11,278.00 IRR 

Updated on 04-06-2022

3. Vietnamese Dong 

The Vietnamese Dong ranks as the third weakest currency in the world.

Still recovering from wars and shifting from a centralized to the market economy has taken its toll on the country and how it operates. Vietnam is currently amongst the poorest countries in the world.

However, leading economic experts reassure that Vietnam is on the right path and will catch up to other countries sooner rather than later. 

Vietnamese Dong Currency Code = VND

1 USD = 23,192.00 VND 

1 EUR = 24,859.50 VND

1 SAR= 6,183.44 VND

Updated on 04-06-2022

4. Indonesian Rupiah 

Indonesia is one of the relatively well-off countries from Southeast Asia. Their economy is stable, and the country is well on the developing side of things and is overall pretty well off. However, their currency rates are incredibly low.

The regulatory bodies have been trying to fix this by issuing new banknotes in denominations of 1 thousand to 100 thousand to replace the older banknotes and other changes to no avail.

The Indonesian Rupiah remains to be one of the weakest currencies and hopes to advance soon. 

Indonesian Rupiah Currency Code = IDR

1 USD = 14,433.50 IDR

1 EUR = 15,471.27 IDR

1 SAR= 3,848.25 IDR

Updated on 04-06-2022

5. Sierra Leonean Leone Currency

Sierra Leone, located in Africa, is one of the poorest countries, and subsequently, has one of the world’s weakest currencies.

Civil uproars, a recent war, and recurring combats with deadly viruses like Ebola keep the country from focusing on economic prosperity, resulting in one of the weakest economies.

That, coupled with the COVID-19 pandemic, has made matters even worse for the country as its economy devalued even more in the last two years than it had previously. 

Sierra Leonean Leone Currency Code = SLL

1 USD = 13,035 SLL

1 EUR = 13,972.22 SLL

1 SAR= 3,475.38 SLL

Sierra Leonean Leone
Updated on 04-06-2022

6. Laotian Kip Currency

The Laotian Kip, belonging to Laos in Southeast Asia, is rare. This is because it is the only currency on our list that has not been devalued.

At its independence, the Laotian Kip was already issued at very low rates to the people back in 1953.

In fact, the Laotian Kip has actually strengthened and grown against the global currencies like USD and will probably keep doing so shortly. 

Laotian Kip Currency Code = LAK

1 USD = 13,982.29 LAK

1 EUR = 14,987.62 LAK

1 SAR= 3,727.95 LAK

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Updated on 04-06-2022

7. Uzbekistani Som Currency

Central-Asian country, Uzbekistan, ranks fifth on the list of the weakest currencies of the world. Part of the third-world, Uzbekistan has not been very well off.

In 2018, however, many regulatory measures were taken to elevate the Uzbekistani Som in the global economy.

While they have been mildly successful in helping the economy grow, Uzbekistan still has a long way to compete on an equal footing in the global market. 

Uzbekistani Som Currency Code = UZS

1 USD = 11,016.16 UZS

1 EUR = 11,808.22 UZS

1 SAR= 2,937.12 UZS

Updated on 04-06-2022

8. Guinean Franc Currency

Africa is chock-full of immensely valuable minerals, especially in Guinea. However, the country remains to have one of the weakest currencies in the world.

With high poverty rates, gang issues, and inflation, the country remains one of the world’s poorest. Its economy is one of the most inflated worldwide.

However, it has shown some improvements in the last few months, with the currency growing strong by about a few hundred Franc. 

Guinean Franc Currency Code = GNF

1 USD = 8,870.77 GNF

1 EUR = 9,508.58 GNF

1 SAR= 2,365.12 GNF 

Updated on 04-06-2022

9. Paraguayan Guarani Currency

Paraguay is the second poorest South-American country and the ninth weakest currency in the world. Due to a combination of economic failure, poverty rates, high corruption, and a tiny service sector, Paraguay has not been able to advance economically in recent years.

It is a frequent exporter of soybeans and cotton. However, this has not been enough to combat the growing poverty and economic disruption in the country. 

Paraguayan Guarani Currency Code = PYG

1 USD = 6,861.29 PYG 

1 EUR = 7,354.62 PYG

1 SAR= 1,829.35 PYG

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Updated on 04-06-2022

10. Cambodian Riel

Cambodia is a monarch state in Southeast Asia and the tenth on our list of the weakest currencies. The Cambodian Riel began its life in 1995 in an effort to replace the Indochinese Piaster.

It was issued at very low rates and was not popular among the locals, leading it not to be able to progress in the global market.

Even now, the Cambodian Riel remains one of the more unpopular currencies in the area.

The locals prefer to make payments using US dollars and other, stronger currencies, leading the currency to devalue even more so. 

Cambodian Riel Currency Code = KHR

1 USD = 4,068.96 KHR

1 EUR = 4,361.52 KHR

1 SAR= 1,084.86 KHR

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Updated on 04-06-2022

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