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Currency 

Chapter:
Units of Measure
Author(s):

Phil B. Fontanarosa

and Stacy Christiansen

Currency

Amounts of money in US, Canadian, and British currency are expressed as a decimal number or whole number preceded by the symbol for the unit of measure for the currency.

The cost-effectiveness analysis suggested a $7000 difference between the 2 treatment strategies.

Table 3. Selected International Currencies and Symbols

Country

Currency

Symbol or Abbreviation

Argentina

Argentine peso

$

Australia

Australian dollar

A$

Austria

euro (replaces Austrian shillings)

Bahamas

Bahamian dollar

B$

Belgium

euro (replaces Belgian franc)

Bermuda

Bermuda dollar

Bd$

Bolivia

boliviano

$

Brazil

Brazilian real

R$

Canada

Canadian dollar

Can$, CaD$

Chile

Chilean peso

Ch$

China

yuan renminbi

¥

Colombia

Colombian peso

Col$

Cuba

Cuban peso

$

Czech Republic

Czech koruna

Denmark

Danish krone

kr

Dominican Republic

Dominican peso

RD$

Egypt

Egyptian pound

£

European Union

euro

Finland

euro (replaces markka)

France

euro (replaces franc)

Germany

euro (replaces deutsche mark)

Greece

euro (replaces drachma)

Hong Kong

Hong Kong dollar

HK$

Hungary

forint

ft

India

rupee

Rs

Iran

rial

IRR

Iraq

new Iraqi dinar

IQD

Ireland

euro (replaces pound)

Israel

Israeli new sheqel

Currency

Italy

euro (replaces lira)

Japan

yen

¥

Jordan

Jordanian dinars

JD

Korea

won

Currency

Lebanon

Lebanese pound

LBP

Luxembourg

euro (replaces franc)

Mexico

Mexican peso

Mex$

The Netherlands

euro (replaces guilder)

New Zealand

New Zealand dollar

NZ$

Norway

Norwegian krone

kr

Pakistan

rupee

Rs

Peru

neuvos soles

S/

Poland

zloty

Zl

Portugal

euro (replaces escudo)

Russia

ruble

R

Saudi Arabia

Saudi riyal

SR

Singapore

Singapore dollar

SGD

South Africa

rand

R

Spain

euro (replaces pesata)

Sweden

Swedish krona

Sk

Switzerland

Swiss franc

Currency

Taiwan

Taiwanese new dollar

NT$

Thailand

baht

Currency

Turkey

Turkish new lira

United Kingdom

pound sterling

£

United States of America

US dollar

$

Vietnam

dong

Currency

In JAMA and the Archives Journals, for amounts reported in non-US currency, the current exchange rate should be used to calculate the amount in US dollars, and that amount should be shown in parentheses. A list of some international currencies and their symbols is provided in Table 3. Online currency converter programs also are available.10,11

The baseline amount for the cost-benefit analysis was estimated from the procedure cost of CaD $3000 (US $2800).

The projected cost of the new research laboratory was €25 million (US $47.7 million).

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