HKD to KES - Convert Hong Kong Dollar to Kenyan Shilling

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1 HKD = 18.604 KES

1 KES = 0.054 HKD

(Mid-market exchange rate)

Last updated Feb 25, 2024 14:20 GMT

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HKD to KES conversion chart

Below is the live and historical Hong Kong Dollar to Kenyan Shilling rate chart so you can see today's rate - and how the rates have changed over time.

1 HKD = 18.604 KES

1,000 Hong Kong Dollar to Kenyan Shilling stats | HKD to KES

Stat Last 7 days Last 30 days Last 90 days Last year Selected period on chart
High 18.814 20.973 20.946 20.946 20.973
Low 18.434 18.394 18.635 16.173 18.394
Average 18.651 19.891 19.998 18.527 19.891
Volatility 2.06% 14.02% 12.4% 29.51% 14.02%

What is the Hong Kong Dollar worth against the Kenyan Shilling today?

1 HKD is worth 18.604 KES today

How much is 1,000 HKD worth in KES?

At the current exchange rate of 18.604 , a sum of 1,000 Hong Kong Dollar is worth 18,604 Kenyan Shilling.

Which currency is stronger? HKD or KES?

The Hong Kong Dollar is currently stronger than the Kenyan Shilling given that 1 HKD is equal to 18.604 KES. Conversely, 1 KES is worth 0.054 HKD.

Overview of HKD to KES Performance and Trends

Today, to buy 1,000 Hong Kong Dollar, you need 18,604 Kenyan Shilling. On the same date last year, you needed 16,196 Kenyan Shilling for 1,000 Hong Kong Dollar. This change indicates that the Hong Kong Dollar has become stronger against the Kenyan Shilling by 15.08% over the past year.

The pair experienced high volatility of 29.51%.

High volatility means there is a higher risk of significant price changes. It is better to closely monitor the exchange rate in such situations.

HKD to KES Currency Performance and Volatility

Last 7 Days

  • Performance: $1,000 varied between Sh18.434 (weekly low) and Sh18.814 (weekly high), a variance of Sh0.38 .
  • Volatility: Fluctuated by 2.06%.

Last 30 Days

  • Performance: $1,000 varied between Sh18.394 (30-day low) to Sh20.973 (30-day high), a variance of Sh2.579 .
  • Volatility: Fluctuated by 14.02%.

Last 90 Days

  • Performance: $1,000 varied between Sh18.635 (90-day low) to Sh20.946 (90-day high), a variance of Sh2.311 .
  • Volatility: Fluctuated by 12.4%.

Last Year

  • Performance: $1,000 ranged from Sh16.173 (yearly low) to Sh20.946 (yearly high), a variance of Sh4.773 .
  • Volatility: Fluctuated by 29.51%.

HKD to KES Forecast and trending

Is the Hong Kong Dollar going up or down against the Kenyan Shilling?

Today's HKD to KES exchange rate (18.604) is smaller compared to yesterday's rate (18.674).

Currency information

HKD - Hong Kong Dollar

The currency code for Hong Kong Dollar is HKD.

The HKD currency symbol is $.

Minor unit: 1/100 = Cent

HKD rank by most traded currencies: 9

Avg proportion of daily world trade volume: 1.30%

HKD rank by strongest currencies (buying power): 47

The Hong Kong Dollar is the currency of 2 countries:
Hong Kong, Macau

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KES - Kenyan Shilling

The currency code for Kenyan Shilling is KES.

The KES currency symbol is Sh.

Minor unit: 1/100 = Cent

KES rank by most traded currencies: Not in top 40 traded currencies

Avg proportion of daily world trade volume: 0% (Low daily trade currency)

KES rank by strongest currencies (buying power): 104

The Kenyan Shilling is the currency of 1 countries:

Understanding HKD to KES Currency Exchange: Our Top Tips

Let's look at some practical information, ideas and tips to help you make sure you can get the most from your money when you convert Hong Kong Dollar to Kenyan Shilling, to send a payment, for a trip overseas, when shopping online or to hold a balance in Kenyan Shilling.

How to convert HKD to KES?

You can convert Hong Kong Dollar to Kenyan Shilling either in a physical location or online. If you choose to exchange money at a currency exchange store, bank or at the airport, you'll be given your Kenyan Shilling in cash. Or, you can choose to convert digitally, to send a payment overseas for example.

If you're exchanging money in a physical location you'll usually need to take the following steps:

  • Choose an exchange service that suits your needs
  • Head there with the money in Hong Kong Dollar cash to exchange
  • Get a quote for the exchange rate and any commission or fee you need to pay
  • Hand over your money and receive your Kenyan Shilling in cash

Exchanging your money digitally is often easier. As an example, here's how to send a payment overseas:

  • Choose an international payment service that suits your needs and head to their desktop site, or download their app
  • Tap Send Payment
  • Enter the amount in Hong Kong Dollar you want to send, or the amount in Kenyan Shilling you want your recipient to get in the end
  • You'll be shown a quote for the exchange rate and any commission or fee you need to pay
  • Choose your preferred payment method, and follow the prompts to pay
  • Your money will be deposited to your recipient's bank account directly, in Kenyan Shilling

How to get the best HKD to KES exchange rate?

Because banks, currency exchange offices and international payment services all set their own exchange rates, you'll need to shop around a little to find the best HKD to KES exchange rate for your specific transaction.

Get to know the HKD/KES mid-market exchange rate using reputable currency conversion tools, so you'll be able to see how the market is trending. You can often set up rate alerts so the service you choose will send you a message when the HKD/KES mid-market exchange rate hits your preferred level. Once you see a rate you like, act fast to complete your transaction before markets move again.

Another smart option is to open a multi-currency account which lets you hold a selection of major world currencies, often including Hong Kong Dollar and Kenyan Shilling. This can be helpful if you transact internationally often, live overseas, receive payments from abroad, invest in diverse markets or even if you simply love to shop online with international retailers. Because you can hold a balance in the currency or currencies of your choice, there's no need to convert from one currency to another unnecessarily - you can wait until exchange rates are favorable to avoid losing out.

How to buy Hong Kong Dollar with Kenyan Shilling?

You'll be able to exchange Kenyan Shilling to Hong Kong Dollar in the same way as you'd exchange Hong Kong Dollar to Kenyan Shilling. If you have Kenyan Shilling in your pocket in cash, you can take them along to a currency exchange service and ask if they'll buy back in exchange for Kenyan Shilling. Be aware that the exchange rate might not be great - so coming back from a trip with as little foreign cash as possible is a smart plan.

On the other hand, if you hold Hong Kong Dollar in a bank or specialist provider account, you'll be able to take advantage of online currency exchange services which can often offer fast, efficient and good value conversion which uses a better rate than a bank would.

Where to exchange HKD to KES?

You can exchange currencies in person at a currency exchange store, bank or airport, or use an online service instead. It's helpful to know that in person currency exchange options can offer a pretty poor deal overall, as exchange rates commonly include a markup - an extra fee. If you're exchanging somewhere with little local competition - like at an airport or hotel, for example - the chances are that the rate you get will be even worse.

A good alternative is to open a multi-currency account which lets you hold and exchange currencies digitally - and if you pick an account which also offers a linked debit card, you can make ATM withdrawals at home and abroad whenever you need cash. Digital specialist services can often offer a better exchange rate with lower overall costs compared to using your bank or exchanging cash in person - plus they're intuitive to use and let you manage your money with just your phone.

Frequently asked questions when converting Hong Kong Dollar to Kenyan Shilling (HKD to KES)

How much is the Hong Kong Dollar to Kenyan Shilling?

The Hong Kong Dollar to Kenyan Shilling exchange rate today is 18.604 . Use this guide to learn more about exchanging HKD to KES in the easiest and best value way for your specific needs.

How much is 1,000 Hong Kong Dollar to the Kenyan Shilling?

The HKD to KES rate today is 18.604 . That means that 1,000 Hong Kong Dollar would be worth 18,604 Kenyan Shilling.

How to exchange Hong Kong Dollar to Kenyan Shilling?

Exchange HKD to KES in person at a bank, currency exchange store or airport - or for a better exchange rate and to avoid standing in line in a physical store, use a digital service. Online currency exchange services are safe, intuitive and easy to use, to send payments internationally, or hold and exchange multiple currencies including HKD to KES.

How to send money to Kenya?

If you want to send money from the Hong Kong - or anywhere else in the world - to Kenya, you'll be able to do so through your bank or an online specialist service like Wise. Specialist international money transfer services can often offer better exchange rates and lower overall costs for payments to Kenya - plus, you'll be able to get everything arranged with just your laptop or phone.

What is the Mid-Market Rate?

The mid-market exchange rate is the rate that banks and currency exchange services get when they buy and sell currencies like Kenyan Shilling and Hong Kong Dollar on wholesale markets. It's an important benchmark you can use to measure whether the exchange rate you're offered by a bank or exchange service is fair.

Usually banks and exchange services add a percentage margin - known as a markup - to the exchange rate they get themselves. But this markup can vary a lot, and in some cases pushes up the cost of currency exchange significantly. Learning about the mid-market rate and monitoring it can mean you get a better deal when you exchange currencies.

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