SAR to KES - Convert Saudi Riyal to Kenyan Shilling

Convert SAR to KES using our currency converter with real exchange rate today

1 SAR = 35.056 KES

1 KES = 0.029 SAR

(Mid-market exchange rate)

Last updated May 18, 2024 10:51 GMT

SAR to KES conversion chart

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

1 SAR = 35.056 KES

1,000 Saudi Riyal to Kenyan Shilling stats | SAR to KES

Stat Last 7 days Last 30 days Last 90 days Last year Selected period on chart
High 35.056 36.328 39.096 43.661 36.328
Low 34.663 34.663 34.65 34.65 34.663
Average 34.855 35.491 36.147 38.743 35.491
Volatility 1.13% 4.8% 12.83% 26.01% 4.8%

What is the Saudi Riyal worth against the Kenyan Shilling today?

1 SAR is worth 35.056 KES today

How much is 1,000 SAR worth in KES?

At the current exchange rate of 35.056 , a sum of 1,000 Saudi Riyal is worth 35,056 Kenyan Shilling.

Which currency is stronger? SAR or KES?

The Saudi Riyal is currently stronger than the Kenyan Shilling given that 1 SAR is equal to 35.056 KES. Conversely, 1 KES is worth 0.029 SAR.

Overview of SAR to KES Performance and Trends

Today, to buy 1,000 Saudi Riyal, you need 35,056 Kenyan Shilling. On the same date last year, you needed 36,650 Kenyan Shilling for 1,000 Saudi Riyal. This change indicates that the Saudi Riyal has lost value against the Kenyan Shilling by 4.7% over the past year.

The pair experienced high volatility of 26.01%.

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

SAR to KES Currency Performance and Volatility

Last 7 Days

  • Performance: ﷼1,000 varied between KSh34.663 (weekly low) and KSh35.056 (weekly high), a variance of KSh0.393 .
  • Volatility: Fluctuated by 1.13%.

Last 30 Days

  • Performance: ﷼1,000 varied between KSh34.663 (30-day low) to KSh36.328 (30-day high), a variance of KSh1.665 .
  • Volatility: Fluctuated by 4.8%.

Last 90 Days

  • Performance: ﷼1,000 varied between KSh34.65 (90-day low) to KSh39.096 (90-day high), a variance of KSh4.446 .
  • Volatility: Fluctuated by 12.83%.

Last Year

  • Performance: ﷼1,000 ranged from KSh34.65 (yearly low) to KSh43.661 (yearly high), a variance of KSh9.011 .
  • Volatility: Fluctuated by 26.01%.

SAR to KES Forecast and trending

Is the Saudi Riyal going up or down against the Kenyan Shilling?

Today's SAR to KES exchange rate (35.056) is higher compared to yesterday's rate (34.931).

Currency information

SAR - Saudi Riyal

The currency code for Saudi Riyal is SAR.

The SAR currency symbol is ﷼.

Minor unit: 1/100 = Halala

SAR rank by most traded currencies: 30

Avg proportion of daily world trade volume: 0.10%

SAR rank by strongest currencies (buying power): 35

The Saudi Riyal is the currency of 1 countries:
Saudi Arabia

KES - Kenyan Shilling

The currency code for Kenyan Shilling is KES.

The KES currency symbol is KSh.

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:

More Kenyan Shilling (KES) information >

Understanding SAR 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 Saudi Riyal 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 SAR to KES?

You can convert Saudi Riyal 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 Saudi Riyal 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 Saudi Riyal 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 SAR 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 SAR to KES exchange rate for your specific transaction.

Get to know the SAR/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 SAR/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 Saudi Riyal 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 Saudi Riyal with Kenyan Shilling?

You'll be able to exchange Kenyan Shilling to Saudi Riyal in the same way as you'd exchange Saudi Riyal 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 Saudi Riyal 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 SAR 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 Saudi Riyal to Kenyan Shilling (SAR to KES)

How much is the Saudi Riyal to Kenyan Shilling?

The Saudi Riyal to Kenyan Shilling exchange rate today is 35.056 . Use this guide to learn more about exchanging SAR to KES in the easiest and best value way for your specific needs.

How much is 1,000 Saudi Riyal to the Kenyan Shilling?

The SAR to KES rate today is 35.056 . That means that 1,000 Saudi Riyal would be worth 35,056 Kenyan Shilling.

How to exchange Saudi Riyal to Kenyan Shilling?

Exchange SAR 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 SAR to KES.

How to send money to Kenya?

If you want to send money from Saudi Arabia - 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 Saudi Riyal 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.

Get the live Saudi Riyal to Kenyan Shilling exchange rate with our handy tools, to help you compare your options.

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