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How to format a number as currency using CSS ?

  • Last Updated : 03 Jun, 2020
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Given a number and the task is to format the number of an HTML element as currency using CSS and a little bit of JavaScript. It is not possible to complete the task with pure CSS. A bit of JavaScript is needed for the parsing of the number to add the commas.

Approach: In the code, the CSS class currSign adds the currency sign (like ‘$’) before the number. The JavaScript function toLocaleString() returns a string with a language-sensitive representation of the number.


<!DOCTYPE html>
    <meta name="viewport" content=
        "width=device-width, initial-scale=1">
    <!-- CSS style to add the sign of the 
         currency before the number -->
        .currSign:before {
            content: '$';
    <!-- Some unformatted numbers -->
    <div class="myDIV">88123.45</div>
    <div class="myDIV">75123.45</div>
    <div class="myDIV">789415123.45</div>
    <div class="myDIV">123</div>
    <!-- Javascript code to format the
         number as per the locale -->
        let x = document.querySelectorAll(".myDIV");
        for (let i = 0, len = x.length; i < len; i++) {
            let num = Number(x[i].innerHTML)
            x[i].innerHTML = num;


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