Quick currency conversions using Google

October 7, 2009

I’ve used http://www.xe.com for a long time to convert Australian dollars to and from US dollars, and it’s a great little website.

I must’ve been hiding under a rock ‘cos I only recently discovered that Google search does currency conversions on the fly from the Google search box. It’s probably been around for ages, but it was new to me!

Here’s what to do:

In the Google search box, enter the value and currency code you want to convert from (e.g. 39.95 USD), followed by the word ‘in‘ and the currency code you want to convert to (e.g. in AUD). Press Enter to see the result. Done. No need to go to another website to find it out.

google_currency_converter[Links last checked August 2009]


  1. I wouldn’t say a rock, exactly. And at least you did finally find it! :)

  2. When I was was last in Australia it was pretty much 1:1 with the US dollar (Lehman Brothers had just collapsed). Thanks for the tip, I usually pop to XE.com too but it looks as though the Google method is far quicker. You can also find out the current time in any major city by Googling “time now in “

  3. Hmm, I think there’s HTML filtering at play here. After “time now in” there was supposed to be “insert city name here” (in tag brackets) but it got stripped.

  4. Wow! What an easy “life saver!” I had 20 minutes left to bid on something from ebay, that listed in AUD’s! Thanks! Great!

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