Sabari M Sabari M
Updated date Nov 07, 2020
In this blog, we will learn how to converts a number to a string using format specifier and display different currency symbols based on the culture info.

The format specifier "C" (or Currency) is used to converts a number to a string that represents a currency amount. By default, the '$' currency symbol appears when converts a number to a string.

// By default, if you provide only "C", it displays the currency upto two decimal values
string.Format("{0:C}", 1456.12155)    // $1,456.12

C-> X - indicates the decimal places, For example, if display 2 decimal places then use the "C2" currency format specifier.

// "C0" - No decimal values
string.Format("{0:C0}", 1456.12155)   // $1,456
// "C1" - Only one decimal value
string.Format("{0:C1}", 1456.12155)   // $1,456.1
// "C2" - Two decimal values
string.Format("{0:C2}", 1456.12155)   // $1,456.12
// "C3" - Three decimal values
string.Format("{0:C3}", 1456.12155)   // $1,456.122
// "C4" - Four decimal values
string.Format("{0:C4}", 1456.12155)   // $1,456.1216
// "C5" - Five decimal values
string.Format("{0:C5}", 1456.12155)   // $1,456.12155

Display different Currency Symbols:

CultureInfo instance needs to be passed to display the custom culture symbols.

// Default US Currency Format
string.Format(new CultureInfo("en-US"), "{0:C}", 1456.12155)      // $1,456.12
// Currency format for Denmark
string.Format(new CultureInfo("da-DK"), "{0:C}", 1456.12155)      // 1.456,12 kr.
// Currency format for Great Britain
string.Format(new CultureInfo("en-GB"), "{0:C}", 1456.12155)      // £1,456.12
// Currency format for Denmark fo Japan
string.Format(new CultureInfo("ja-JP"), "{0:C}", 1456.12155)      // ¥1,456

Table of countries and their Culture Info Codes:

Country Name Country Code Language Language Code CultureInfo Code
Afghanistan AF Pashto ps ps-AF
Afghanistan AF Dari prs prs-AF
Albania AL Albanian sq sq-AL
Algeria DZ Arabic ar ar-DZ
Argentina AR Spanish es es-AR
Armenia AM Armenian hy hy-AM
Australia AU English en en-AU
Austria AT German de de-AT
Bahrain BH Arabic ar ar-BH
Bangladesh BD Bengali bn bn-BD
Basque ES Basque eu eu-ES
Belarus BY Belarusian be be-BY
Belgium BE French fr fr-BE
Belgium BE Dutch nl nl-BE
Belize BZ English en en-BZ
Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela VE Spanish es es-VE
Bolivia BO Quechua quz quz-BO
Bolivia BO Spanish es es-BO
Brazil BR Portuguese pt pt-BR
Brunei Darussalam BN Malay ms ms-BN
Bulgaria BG Bulgarian bg bg-BG
Cambodia KH Khmer km km-KH
Canada CA French fr fr-CA
Canada CA English en en-CA
Caribbean 29 English en en-029
Catalan ES Catalan ca ca-ES
Chile CL Mapudungun arn arn-CL
Chile CL Spanish es es-CL
Colombia CO Spanish es es-CO
Costa Rica CR Spanish es es-CR
Croatia HR Croatian hr hr-HR
Cyrillic, Azerbaijan AZ Azeri az az-Cyrl-AZ
Cyrillic, Bosnia and Herzegovina BA Serbian sr sr-Cyrl-BA
Cyrillic, Bosnia and Herzegovina BA Bosnian bs bs-Cyrl-BA
Cyrillic, Mongolia MN Mongolian mn mn-MN
Cyrillic, Montenegro ME Serbian sr sr-Cyrl-ME
Cyrillic, Serbia RS Serbian sr sr-Cyrl-RS
Cyrillic, Serbia and Montenegro CS Serbian ) sr sr-Cyrl-CS
Cyrillic, Tajikistan TJ Tajik tg tg-Cyrl-TJ
Cyrillic, Uzbekistan UZ Uzbek uz uz-Cyrl-UZ
Czech Republic CZ Czech cs cs-CZ
Denmark DK Danish da da-DK
Dominican Republic DO Spanish es es-DO
Ecuador EC Quechua quz quz-EC
Ecuador EC Spanish es es-EC
Egypt EG Arabic ar ar-EG
El Salvador SV Spanish es es-SV
Estonia EE Estonian et et-EE
Ethiopia ET Amharic am am-ET
Faroe Islands FO Faroese fo fo-FO
Finland FI Finnish fi fi-FI
Finland FI Swedish sv sv-FI
Finland FI Sami, Northern se se-FI
Finland FI Sami, Skolt sms sms-FI
Finland FI Sami, Inari smn smn-FI
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia MK Macedonian mk mk-MK
France FR French fr fr-FR
France FR Breton br br-FR
France FR Occitan oc oc-FR
France FR Corsican co co-FR
France FR Alsatian gsw gsw-FR
Galician ES Galician gl gl-ES
Georgia GE Georgian ka ka-GE
Germany DE German de de-DE
Germany DE Upper Sorbian hsb hsb-DE
Germany DE Lower Sorbian dsb dsb-DE
Greece GR Greek el el-GR
Greenland GL Greenlandic kl kl-GL
Guatemala GT K'iche qut qut-GT
Guatemala GT Spanish es es-GT
Honduras HN Spanish es es-HN
Hungary HU Hungarian hu hu-HU
Iceland IS Icelandic is is-IS
India IN Hindi hi hi-IN
India IN Bengali bn bn-IN
India IN Punjabi pa pa-IN
India IN Gujarati gu gu-IN
India IN Oriya or or-IN
India IN Tamil ta ta-IN
India IN Telugu te te-IN
India IN Kannada kn kn-IN
India IN Malayalam ml ml-IN
India IN Assamese as as-IN
India IN Marathi mr mr-IN
India IN Sanskrit sa sa-IN
India IN Konkani kok kok-IN
India IN English en en-IN
Indonesia ID Indonesian id id-ID
Iraq IQ Arabic ar ar-IQ
Ireland IE Irish ga ga-IE
Ireland IE English en en-IE
Islamic Republic of Pakistan PK Urdu ur ur-PK
Israel IL Hebrew he he-IL
Italy IT Italian it it-IT
Jamaica JM English en en-JM
Japan JP Japanese ja ja-JP
Jordan JO Arabic ar ar-JO
Kazakhstan KZ Kazakh kk kk-KZ
Kenya KE Kiswahili sw sw-KE
Korea KR Korean ko ko-KR
Kuwait KW Arabic ar ar-KW
Kyrgyzstan KG Kyrgyz ky ky-KG
Lao P.D.R. LA Lao lo lo-LA
Latin, Algeria DZ Tamazight tzm tzm-Latn-DZ
Latin, Azerbaijan AZ Azeri az az-Latn-AZ
Latin, Bosnia and Herzegovina BA Croatian hr hr-BA
Latin, Bosnia and Herzegovina BA Bosnian bs bs-Latn-BA
Latin, Bosnia and Herzegovina BA Serbian sr sr-Latn-BA
Latin, Canada CA Inuktitut iu iu-Latn-CA
Latin, Montenegro ME Serbian sr sr-Latn-ME
Latin, Nigeria NG Hausa ha ha-Latn-NG
Latin, Serbia RS Serbian sr sr-Latn-RS
Latin, Serbia and Montenegro (Former CS Serbian ) sr sr-Latn-CS
Latin, Uzbekistan UZ Uzbek uz uz-Latn-UZ
Latvia LV Latvian lv lv-LV
Lebanon LB Arabic ar ar-LB
Libya LY Arabic ar ar-LY
Liechtenstein LI German de de-LI
Lithuania LT Lithuanian lt lt-LT
Luxembourg LU Luxembourgish lb lb-LU
Luxembourg LU German de de-LU
Luxembourg LU French fr fr-LU
Malaysia MY Malay ms ms-MY
Malaysia MY English en en-MY
Maldives MV Divehi dv dv-MV
Malta MT Maltese mt mt-MT
Mexico MX Spanish es es-MX
Mohawk CA Mohawk moh moh-CA
Monaco MC French fr fr-MC
Morocco MA Arabic ar ar-MA
Nepal NP Nepali ne ne-NP
Netherlands NL Dutch nl nl-NL
Netherlands NL Frisian fy fy-NL
New Zealand NZ Maori mi mi-NZ
New Zealand NZ English en en-NZ
Nicaragua NI Spanish es es-NI
Nigeria NG Yoruba yo yo-NG
Nigeria NG Igbo ig ig-NG
Norway NO Norwegian, Bokmål nb nb-NO
Norway NO Sami, Northern se se-NO
Norway NO Norwegian, Nynorsk nn nn-NO
Norway NO Sami, Lule smj smj-NO
Norway NO Sami, Southern sma sma-NO
Oman OM Arabic ar ar-OM
PRC CN Tibetan bo bo-CN
PRC CN Yi ii ii-CN
PRC CN Uyghur ug ug-CN
Panama PA Spanish es es-PA
Paraguay PY Spanish es es-PY
Peru PE Quechua quz quz-PE
Peru PE Spanish es es-PE
Philippines PH Filipino fil fil-PH
Poland PL Polish pl pl-PL
Portugal PT Portuguese pt pt-PT
Puerto Rico PR Spanish es es-PR
Qatar QA Arabic ar ar-QA
Republic of the Philippines PH English en en-PH
Romania RO Romanian ro ro-RO
Russia RU Russian ru ru-RU
Russia RU Tatar tt tt-RU
Russia RU Bashkir ba ba-RU
Russia RU Yakut sah sah-RU
Rwanda RW Kinyarwanda rw rw-RW
Saudi Arabia SA Arabic ar ar-SA
Senegal SN Wolof wo wo-SN
Simplified, PRC CN Chinese zh zh-CN
Simplified, Singapore SG Chinese zh zh-SG
Singapore SG English en en-SG
Slovakia SK Slovak sk sk-SK
Slovenia SI Slovenian sl sl-SI
South Africa ZA Setswana tn tn-ZA
South Africa ZA isiXhosa xh xh-ZA
South Africa ZA isiZulu zu zu-ZA
South Africa ZA Afrikaans af af-ZA
South Africa ZA Sesotho sa Leboa nso nso-ZA
South Africa ZA English en en-ZA
Spain, International Sort ES Spanish es es-ES
Sri Lanka LK Sinhala si si-LK
Sweden SE Swedish sv sv-SE
Sweden SE Sami, Northern se se-SE
Sweden SE Sami, Lule smj smj-SE
Sweden SE Sami, Southern sma sma-SE
Switzerland CH Romansh rm rm-CH
Switzerland CH German de de-CH
Switzerland CH Italian it it-CH
Switzerland CH French fr fr-CH
Syllabics, Canada CA Inuktitut iu iu-Cans-CA
Syria SY Syriac syr syr-SY
Syria SY Arabic ar ar-SY
Thailand TH Thai th th-TH
Traditional Mongolian, PRC CN Mongolian mn mn-Mong-CN
Traditional, Hong Kong S.A.R. HK Chinese zh zh-HK
Traditional, Macao S.A.R. MO Chinese zh zh-MO
Traditional, Taiwan TW Chinese zh zh-TW
Trinidad and Tobago TT English en en-TT
Tunisia TN Arabic ar ar-TN
Turkey TR Turkish tr tr-TR
Turkmenistan TM Turkmen tk tk-TM
U.A.E. AE Arabic ar ar-AE
Ukraine UA Ukrainian uk uk-UA
United Kingdom GB Welsh cy cy-GB
United Kingdom GB Scottish Gaelic gd gd-GB
United Kingdom GB English en en-GB
United States US English en en-US
United States US Spanish es es-US
Uruguay UY Spanish es es-UY
Vietnam VN Vietnamese vi vi-VN
Yemen YE Arabic ar ar-YE
Zimbabwe ZW English en en-ZW

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