JPY to KES - Convert Japanese Yen to Kenyan Shilling

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1 JPY = 0.967 KES

1 KES = 1.034 JPY

(Mid-market exchange rate)

Last updated Feb 25, 2024 14:23 GMT

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JPY to KES conversion chart

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

1 JPY = 0.967 KES

1,000 Japanese Yen to Kenyan Shilling stats | JPY to KES

Stat Last 7 days Last 30 days Last 90 days Last year Selected period on chart
High 0.98 1.11 1.11 1.11 1.11
Low 0.959 0.957 0.969 0.928 0.957
Average 0.971 1.044 1.068 1.014 1.044
Volatility 2.19% 15.99% 14.55% 19.61% 15.99%

What is the Japanese Yen worth against the Kenyan Shilling today?

1 JPY is worth 0.967 KES today

How much is 1,000 JPY worth in KES?

At the current exchange rate of 0.967 , a sum of 1,000 Japanese Yen is worth 967 Kenyan Shilling.

Which currency is stronger? JPY or KES?

The Kenyan Shilling is currently stronger than the Japanese Yen given that 1 KES is equal to 1.034 JPY. Conversely, 1 JPY is worth 0.967 KES.

Overview of JPY to KES Performance and Trends

Today, to buy 1,000 Japanese Yen, you need 967 Kenyan Shilling. On the same date last year, you needed 933 Kenyan Shilling for 1,000 Japanese Yen. This change indicates that the Japanese Yen has become stronger against the Kenyan Shilling by 3.86% over the past year.

The pair experienced high volatility of 19.61%.

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

JPY to KES Currency Performance and Volatility

Last 7 Days

  • Performance: ¥1,000 varied between Sh0.959 (weekly low) and Sh0.98 (weekly high), a variance of Sh0.021 .
  • Volatility: Fluctuated by 2.19%.

Last 30 Days

  • Performance: ¥1,000 varied between Sh0.957 (30-day low) to Sh1.11 (30-day high), a variance of Sh0.153 .
  • Volatility: Fluctuated by 15.99%.

Last 90 Days

  • Performance: ¥1,000 varied between Sh0.969 (90-day low) to Sh1.11 (90-day high), a variance of Sh0.141 .
  • Volatility: Fluctuated by 14.55%.

Last Year

  • Performance: ¥1,000 ranged from Sh0.928 (yearly low) to Sh1.11 (yearly high), a variance of Sh0.182 .
  • Volatility: Fluctuated by 19.61%.

JPY to KES Forecast and trending

Is the Japanese Yen going up or down against the Kenyan Shilling?

Today's JPY to KES exchange rate (0.967) is smaller compared to yesterday's rate (0.971).

Currency information

JPY - Japanese Yen

The currency code for Japanese Yen is JPY.

The JPY currency symbol is ¥.

Minor unit: 1/100 = Sen

JPY rank by most traded currencies: 3

Avg proportion of daily world trade volume: 8.35%

JPY rank by strongest currencies (buying power): 103

The Japanese Yen is the currency of 1 countries:

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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 JPY 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 Japanese Yen 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 JPY to KES?

You can convert Japanese Yen 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 Japanese Yen 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 Japanese Yen 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 JPY 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 JPY to KES exchange rate for your specific transaction.

Get to know the JPY/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 JPY/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 Japanese Yen 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 Japanese Yen with Kenyan Shilling?

You'll be able to exchange Kenyan Shilling to Japanese Yen in the same way as you'd exchange Japanese Yen 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 Japanese Yen 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 JPY 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 Japanese Yen to Kenyan Shilling (JPY to KES)

How much is the Japanese Yen to Kenyan Shilling?

The Japanese Yen to Kenyan Shilling exchange rate today is 0.967 . Use this guide to learn more about exchanging JPY to KES in the easiest and best value way for your specific needs.

How much is 1,000 Japanese Yen to the Kenyan Shilling?

The JPY to KES rate today is 0.967 . That means that 1,000 Japanese Yen would be worth 967 Kenyan Shilling.

How to exchange Japanese Yen to Kenyan Shilling?

Exchange JPY 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 JPY to KES.

How to send money to Kenya?

If you want to send money from the Japan - 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 Japanese Yen 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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