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South African Rand

South Africa - South African Rand (ZAR)

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The South African rand is the currency of South Africa. The banknotes are printed on paper material. The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) is responsible for issuing the South African banknotes. South African rands feature the former President Nelson Mandela on the front of the currency and various animals native to South Africa, known as the “big five”, on the back of the banknote. The “big five” include the rhinoceros, elephant, lion, buffalo, and leopard.

Did You Know?
These items cost the USD equivalent in the city of Cape Town, South Africa*:
  • 10 Mile Cab Ride: $12.61 USD
  • Budget Dinner for 2: $17.34 USD
  • Pint of Beer: $1.91 USD

  • *Figures are based on 2018 data. Information is subject to change as exchange rates and cost of goods fluctuate.