Get ready for your trip to Pakistan. Order your Pakistani Rupees at Manor FX today. Our great exchange rates mean you’ll have more PKR cash to spend. Have your Pakistani Rupee banknotes delivered securely to your home or office, or pick them up from the Manor FX bureau near Heathrow.
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Travel advise: payments in Pakistan
Jet off well-informed to Pakistan. Here are some handy facts about cash and card payments in Pakistan.
Pakistan is very much a cash-based country. Card payments are not widely accepted in Pakistan. The only places that accept card payments are international hotels and high end shops in Karachi and Lahore.
If you are going to pay by card in Pakistan: Be aware of currency conversion fees: British banks may charge heavily for international card payments made in Pakistan. In addition, your bank’s PKR to GBP exchange rate may not be so good. This is how banks make money. Before using your bank card for payments in Pakistan, it’s certainly a good idea to contact your bank. This will avoid your card becoming blocked due to international transactions that your bank may find suspicious.
We recommend that you take US dollars to Pakistan to exchange into Pakistani Rupees at the airport upon arrival. Travelers to Pakistan are allowed to take only 100 PKR into the country.
To make purchases in Pakistan you will need cash in Pakistani Rupees. Pakistani is very much a cash based economy.
Depending on the location in Pakistan and the type of caffee, a coffee will cost between 200 and 500 PKR. A three-course meal in Pakistan will cost you around 1300 PKR.
The overall cost of living in Pakistan is very cheap. Prices in Pakistan are on average 70% cheaper than in the UK.
Tips in Pakistan are optional. In downtown Lahore, the waiters may walk up to you and ask you for a tip. This direct approach may surprise British travelers. If you tip you should give around 10-15%.
Banknotes in Pakistan
The person on the portrait of all Pakistani banknotes is Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan. Pakistan’s notes in circulation are 10 PKR, 20 PKR, 50 PKR, 100 PKR, 500 PKR, 1000 PKR and 5000 PKR.
Coins in Pakistan
Pakistani coins range from 1 rupee to 5 rupees.
Pakistan’s currency import and export regulations
Travelers are only allowed to take up to 100 Pakistani Rupees per person into and out of Pakistan, in notes of 10 PKR. There is no limit on the amount of foreign currency you can import or export.
Ordering Pakistani Rupees online
Order Pakistani Rupees online and have them delivered fast and securely to your home or office, with Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed®. Or pick them up from our travel money shop near Heathrow. Click here to buy Pakistani Rupees online.
Selling back Pakistani Rupees
If you have Pakistani Rupees to sell, follow this link to exchange Pakistani Rupees to Pounds, click on ‘sell currency’ and select ‘PKR Pakistani Rupee’. We’ll pay good rates for your leftover Pakistani Rupees.