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Currency conversion for money

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Currency conversion for money


The full documentation is at


Install django-money-rates:

pip install django-money-rates

Then use it in a project:

import djmoney_rates

In order to save exchange rates to your database, add djmoney_rates to your INSTALLED_APPS in your project’s settings:


Setup the Open Exchange Rates backend

Open an account at if you don’t have one already. Then, add this to your project’s settings:

    'DEFAULT_BACKEND': 'djmoney_rates.backends.OpenExchangeBackend',

For more information on the Open Exchange Rates API, see

Pull the latest Exchange Rates

Once your backend is setup, get the latest exchange rates:

$ ./ update_rates

Convert from one currency to another

Here’s an example of converting 10 Euros to Brazilian Reais:

from moneyed import Money
from djmoney_rates.utils import convert_money
brl_money = convert_money(10, "EUR", "BRL")


  • Convert money from one currency to another with an easy to use API.


  • Add money converter wrapper for util’s convert_money function.
  • Add celery periodic task for getting daily exchange rates.

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