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number_to_currency(number, options = {}) public

Formats a number into a currency string (e.g., $13.65). You can customize the format in the options hash.

Options

  • :locale - Sets the locale to be used for formatting (defaults to current locale).
  • :precision - Sets the level of precision (defaults to 2).
  • :unit - Sets the denomination of the currency (defaults to "$").
  • :separator - Sets the separator between the units (defaults to ".").
  • :delimiter - Sets the thousands delimiter (defaults to ",").
  • :format - Sets the format of the output string (defaults to "%u%n"). The field types are:
      %u  The currency unit
      %n  The number
    

Examples

 number_to_currency(1234567890.50)                    # => $1,234,567,890.50
 number_to_currency(1234567890.506)                   # => $1,234,567,890.51
 number_to_currency(1234567890.506, :precision => 3)  # => $1,234,567,890.506
 number_to_currency(1234567890.506, :locale => :fr)   # => 1 234 567 890,506 €

 number_to_currency(1234567890.50, :unit => "£", :separator => ",", :delimiter => "")
 # => £1234567890,50
 number_to_currency(1234567890.50, :unit => "£", :separator => ",", :delimiter => "", :format => "%n %u")
 # => 1234567890,50 £
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August 29, 2008
4 thanks

Brazilian Real (R$ 1.200,95)

helper:

def number_to_currency_br(number)
  number_to_currency(number, :unit => "R$ ", :separator => ",", :delimiter => ".")
end
October 20, 2008
3 thanks

number_to_euro

in small cells:

12-->
12def number_to_euro(amount)
  number_to_currency(amount,:unit=>'').gsub(' ',nbsp)
end
January 15, 2010
2 thanks

Use this in controllers

Sometimes you’re gonna need this in controllers. Just put this in the controller:

include ActionView::Helpers::NumberHelper
October 4, 2011
2 thanks

How to change format automatically depending on locale...

… without passing locale option.

In your application_helper.rb (or in other helper) place following code:

def number_to_currency(number, options = {})
  options[:locale] ||= I18n.locale
  super(number, options)
end

Then, in your locale files:

en-GB:
  number:
    currency:
      format:
        format: "%n %u"
        unit: "USD"

And that is it :)

October 24, 2012
0 thanks

If you happen to face some weird rounding issue...

i.e.

helper.number_to_currency(187)
=> "190 kr"

check out your… translations! Especially ‘significant’ key… In my case it was

number:
   currency:
     format:
       significant: 'false'

that broke rounding. It should have been

number:
   currency:
     format:
       significant: ! 'false'

And now it works perfectly

helper.number_to_currency(187)
=> "187 kr"