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How Much Is A Lakh?

Discussion in 'Off Topic Chit Chat' started by Simran, Apr 30, 2016.

  1. Simran

    Simran New Member

    I have been making inquiries over the phone about some dress in India, and a few of the costs have been mentioned in lakhs. We don't use lakh in Canada, so I have no idea of how much is a lakh. I hope I hope it's not something very simple which I do not understand like mentioned before we don't use lakhs and use of hundreds and thousands when talking about large numbers.

    I need to convert the Indian amount into Canadian dollars so please explain how much a lakh is so that I can proceed with my purchases.

  2. Deven

    Deven Member

    It is very simple, but I understand that you don't know as I have relatives abroad and they had the same problem before they didn't know.

    Rs1,00,000 is 1 lakh.

    Rs150,000 is the same as Rs1.5 lakh.

    Where you would day a hundred thousand, here it is said as one lakh.