Sylius supports multiple currencies per store and makes it very easy to manage them.

There are several approaches to processing several currencies, but we decided to use the simplest solution we are storing all money values in the base currency per channel and convert them to other currencies with exchange rates.


The base currency to the first channel is set during the installation of Sylius and it has the exchange rate equal to “1.000”.


In the dev environment you can easily check the base currency in the Symfony debug toolbar:


Currency Context

By default, user can switch the current currency in the frontend of the store.

To manage the currently used currency, we use the CurrencyContext. You can always access it through the sylius.context.currency id.


public function fooAction()
    $currency = $this->get('sylius.context.currency')->getCurrency();

Getting the list of available currencies for a channel

If you want to get a list of currently available currencies for a given channel, you can get them from the Channel. You can also get the current Channel from the container.


public function fooAction()
    // If you don't have it, you can get the current channel from container
    $channel = $this->container->get('')->getChannel();

    $currencies = $channel->getCurrencies();


If you want to learn more about Channels, what they represent, and how they work; read the previous chapter Channels

Currency Converter

The Sylius\Component\Currency\Converter\CurrencyConverter is a service available under the sylius.currency_converter id.

It allows you to convert money values from one currency to another.

This solution is used for displaying an approximate value of price when the desired currency is different from the base currency of the current channel.

Switching Currency of a Channel

We may of course change the currency used by a channel. For that we have the service, which implements the Sylius\Component\Core\Currency\CurrencyStorageInterface with methods ->set(ChannelInterface $channel, $currencyCode) and ->get(ChannelInterface $channel).

$container->get('')->set($channel, 'PLN');

Displaying Currencies in the templates

There are some useful helpers for rendering money values in the front end. Simply import the money macros of the ShopBundle in your twig template and use the functions to display the value:

{% import "@SyliusShop/Common/Macro/money.html.twig" as money %}

<span class="price">{{ money.format(price, 'EUR') }}</span>

Sylius provides you with some handy Global Twig variables to facilitate displaying money values even more.