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10 Most Expensive Currencies in 2017 (Hint: No. 1 Isn’t the U.S. Dollar)

If you want to know what the most expensive currency is in 2017, then don’t bother looking at the U.S. dollar, the British pound, or the euro. Surprisingly, the most valuable currencies in the world don’t always belong to the wealthiest economies.

The following list of currencies gives the U.S. dollar a run for its money when it comes to the most expensive currency in the world. All exchange rates are as of August 29, 2017.

2017’s 10 Most Expensive Currencies

RankCountry NameCurrency Name
1KuwaitKuwaiti Dinar (KWD)
2BahrainBahraini Dinar (BHD)
3OmanOmani Rial (OMR)
4JordanJordanian Dinar (JOD)
5United KingdomBritish Pound (GBP)
6GibraltarGibraltar Pound (GIP)
7LibyaLibyan Dinar (LYD)
8European UnionEuro (EUR)
9SwitzerlandSwiss Franc (CHF)
10United StatesU.S. Dollar (USD)