Flutter: How to Format Numbers as Currency Strings

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In order to format numbers as currency strings in Dart and Flutter, we can make use of the NumberFormat class provided by the well-known, official package named intl. There are several constructors for the job.

If you want compact currency representations (like $9.99M), use this:

  String? locale, 
  String? name, 
  String? symbol, 
  int? decimalDigits

If you want compact currency representations (like $1k, $3M, etc), which will automatically determine a currency symbol based on the currency name or the locale, use this:

  String? locale, 
  String? name, 
  int? decimalDigits

This constructor uses the simple symbol for the currency if one is available ($, €, ¥, ₹, đ, etc):

  String? locale, 
  String? name, 
  int? decimalDigits

If you want to get currency representations that use the locale currency pattern, use this:

   String? locale, 
   String? name, 
   String? symbol, 
   int? decimalDigits, 
   String? customPattern

Let’s examine a couple of examples to get a better understanding of these things.

The First Example

The code:

// kindacode.com
// main.dart
import 'package:intl/intl.dart';

void main() {
  // United States
  print(NumberFormat.simpleCurrency(locale: 'EN-us', decimalDigits: 2)
  print(NumberFormat.simpleCurrency(name: 'USD').format(1000));

  // United Kingdom
  print(NumberFormat.simpleCurrency(locale: 'en-GB').format(1000));

  // Japan
  print(NumberFormat.simpleCurrency(locale: 'ja-JP', decimalDigits: 2)

  // India
  print(NumberFormat.simpleCurrency(locale: 'hi-IN', decimalDigits: 2)

  // China
  print(NumberFormat.simpleCurrency(locale: 'zh-CN', decimalDigits: 2)

  // Korea
  print(NumberFormat.simpleCurrency(locale: 'ko-KR', decimalDigits: 2)

  // Vietnam
  print(NumberFormat.simpleCurrency(locale: 'vi-VN', decimalDigits: 2)
      NumberFormat.simpleCurrency(name: 'VND', decimalDigits: 2).format(10000));


10.000,00 ₫

The Second Example


The code:

// main.dart
import 'package:flutter/material.dart';
import 'package:intl/intl.dart';

void main() {
  runApp(const MyApp());

class MyApp extends StatelessWidget {
  const MyApp({Key? key}) : super(key: key);

  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return MaterialApp(
      // Remove the debug banner
      debugShowCheckedModeBanner: false,
      title: 'KindaCode.com',
      theme: ThemeData(
        primarySwatch: Colors.blue,
      home: const HomeScreen(),

class HomeScreen extends StatelessWidget {
  const HomeScreen({Key? key}) : super(key: key);
  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return Scaffold(
      appBar: AppBar(title: const Text('KindaCode.com')),
      body: Padding(
        padding: const EdgeInsets.all(20),
        child: DefaultTextStyle(
          style: const TextStyle(
              fontSize: 30, color: Colors.blue, fontWeight: FontWeight.bold),
          child: Column(
            crossAxisAlignment: CrossAxisAlignment.start,
            children: [
              // US
              Text(NumberFormat.compactCurrency(locale: 'en-US')

              // India
              Text(NumberFormat.compactSimpleCurrency(locale: 'hi-IN')

              // Brazil
              Text(NumberFormat.compactSimpleCurrency(locale: 'pt-BR')

              // China Mainland
              Text(NumberFormat.compactSimpleCurrency(locale: 'zh-CN')

              // Japan
              Text(NumberFormat.compactSimpleCurrency(locale: 'ja')

              // Thailand
              Text(NumberFormat.currency(locale: 'th-TH').format(10000000)),

              // Indonesia
              Text(NumberFormat.compactSimpleCurrency(locale: 'id-ID')

The List of Locales

For your reference, here’s the list of locale codes:


To find more great details about the NumberFormat class, see the official docs.


You’ve learned how to display product prices in nice formats with the help of the NumberFormat class. As of now, you’ll have a handy solution to get through that task. If you’d like to explore more new and exciting stuff in Flutter, take a look at the following articles:

You can also tour around our Flutter topic page or Dart topic page for the most recent tutorials and examples.

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