Don’t turn to the U.S. dollar or the euro if you want to find the most expensive form of currency. Shockingly, the richest economies in the world don’t always produce the most valuable currency.  Here’s a list of those top currencies that even more expensive than the U.S. dollar.


  1. Kuwait – Kuwaiti Dinar (KWD) = $3.32 USD
  2. Bahrain – Bahraini Dinar (BHD) = $2.65 USD
  3. Oman – Omani Rial (OMR) = $2.60 USD
  4. Jordan – Jordanian Dinar (JOD) = $1.41 USD
  5. United Kingdom – British Pound (GBP) = $1.29 USD


Most of these countries are located in the Middle East, where oil is more commonly found. The United Kingdom, located in Europe, surprisingly earned the number 5 spot.