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    Singapore - Singapore dollar - Currency Guide


    Foreign exchange guide to Singapore and the Singapore dollar (SGD)


    USD/SGD Trend (90-day)

    USD to SGD at 1.3494 is near its 90-day average, range 1.3411-1.3647.

    The below interactive chart displays the USD/SGD trend and UP DOWN HIGH LOW alerts

    USD to SGD Currency Trend Chart

    General Currency Info - Singapore dollar

    According to the Bank for International Settlements, trading in the Singapore dollar contributes to 1.8% of the foreign exchange market’s daily turnover, and as such the currency is Asia’s third most traded (behind the Japanese yen and China’s yuan) and the twelfth most traded in the world.

    Singapore’s currency is of special importance to the country’s central bank, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). Unlike other central banks which tighten or ease monetary policy by adjusting a national interest rate, the MAS achieve the same end via management of Singapore dollar exchange rates – an unconventional method which has served the country well since its introduction in 1981.

    Because of its importance to monetary policy, the value of the Singapore dollar is managed carefully under a ‘managed float’ regime and is not truly freely floating. Its value is managed against a basket of currencies from the country’s major trading partners and the trade-weighted Singapore dollar exchange rate is restricted by the central bank to moves within a specified range, the boundaries of which are announced every six months.

    The currency’s all-time valuation low against the US dollar occurred in September 1985 when USD/SGD reached 2.31. It's all-time high came in August 2011 when USD/SGD fell to just 1.2.


    SGD Forecasts and Trends

    We can expect a volatile outlook for SGD against major currencies in October as Singapore’s Central Bank, the MAS, is expected to release their policy statement with views on the trajectory of the SGD.

    SGD could trade against the USD between 1.35 – 1.39 SGD for the month of October.

    SGD Outlook

    US dollar to Singapore dollar - Historical Rates

    USD/SGD wasChangePeriod
    13 Oct 2021
    0.2% 2 Weeks
    29 Jul 2021
    0.3% 90 Days
    27 Oct 2020
    1% 1 Year
    28 Oct 2016
    3.1% 5 Years
    30 Oct 2011
    8.6% 10 Years
    01 Nov 2001
    26.2% 20 Years
    USD/SGD change over periods to 27-Oct-2021

    $10,000 USD
    S$13,492 SGD

    Converted at USD/SGD interbank rate, compare Send Money and Currency Exchange exchange rates.

    USD to SGD - Quick Amounts

    Sell USD   →   Buy SGD
    $ 1 S$ 1.3492
    $ 5 S$ 6.7460
    $ 10 S$ 13.49
    $ 20 S$ 26.98
    $ 50 S$ 67.46
    $ 100 S$ 134.92
    $ 250 S$ 337.30
    $ 500 S$ 674.60
    $ 1,000 S$ 1,349
    $ 2,000 S$ 2,698
    $ 5,000 S$ 6,746
    $ 10,000 S$ 13,492
    $ 20,000 S$ 26,984
    $ 50,000 S$ 67,460
    $ 100,000 S$ 134,920
    $ 0.7412 S$ 1
    $ 3.7060 S$ 5
    $ 7.4120 S$ 10
    $ 14.82 S$ 20
    $ 37.06 S$ 50
    $ 74.12 S$ 100
    $ 185.30 S$ 250
    $ 370.60 S$ 500
    $ 741.20 S$ 1,000
    $ 1,482 S$ 2,000
    $ 3,706 S$ 5,000
    $ 7,412 S$ 10,000
    $ 14,824 S$ 20,000
    $ 37,060 S$ 50,000
    $ 74,120 S$ 100,000

    More amounts


    Frequently Asked Questions


    What currency should I use in Singapore?

    The domestic currency in Singapore is the Singapore dollar.

    What is the Singapore dollar currency code and symbol?

    The three letter currency code for the Singapore dollar is SGD — symbol is S$.

    Which countries use the Singapore dollar?

    It is the domestic currency in    Singapore.

    Is the Singapore dollar a closed currency?

    No, the Singapore dollar is freely available and convertible. See guide: What is a closed currency?


    Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Singapore

    Famous for it's cleanliness, diverse culture, fantastic food and stunning architecture, Singapore is becoming an increasingly popular destination.. The concrete jungles that once dominated Singapore’s skyline are slowly giving way to green skyscrapers, which look more like living ecosystems than business hubs. Fervently working towards its ‘City in a Garden’ dream, the nation is ploughing money into becoming more sustainable and, well, green. Head out of town a little and you’ll find plenty of walking trails, treetop jungle bridges, wildlife galore and the city's green jewel, the Unesco World Heritage–listed Singapore Botanic Gardens: these are the lungs of Singapore.

    What currency is used in Singapore?

    Singapore’s official currency is the Singapore Dollar (SGD), and it is divided into 100 cents. Foreign currencies, travelers’ checks, and personal checks can be changed at most banks and licensed money changers. ATMs can be found all over Singapore, and major credit cards are widely accepted.

    How to get around in Singapore?

    There are plenty of buses and taxis around Singapore, but the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) runs the length and breadth of the country. The efficient Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) subway system is the easiest, quickest and most comfortable way to get around Singapore. The system operates from 5.30am to midnight, with trains at peak times running every two to three minutes, and off-peak every five to seven minutes. MRT tickets vary in price, as they are based on the distance traveled, but generally cost around 4 SGD. Travel on public transport is just 10 SGD per day for tourists with a Singapore Tourist Pass. This will get you unlimited rides on a number of buses and trains.

    Singapore's extensive bus service is clean, efficient and regular, reaching every corner of the island. The two main operators are SBS Transit and SMRT. Both offer similar services. For information and routes, check the websites. Alternatively download the 'SG Buses' smartphone app, which will give you real-time bus arrivals.

    For the budget travelers the stalls here offer food for less than 6 SGD and are a great place to sample local snacks, otherwise eating out can cost you. If you struggle with finding your way around there is a very complex underground system that is very useful.

    Visit the Southern Islands of Singapore from the Marina South Pier. There are regular bumboat (motorised sampan) services from Changi Point Ferry Terminal to Pulau Ubin (S$3). To get there, take bus 2 from Tanah Merah MRT.

    Travel tips for Singapore.

    Singapore is not cheap, but that aside it is a classy, and impressive place to visit. Singapore is expensive by Southeast-Asian standards, with everything costing about double what it does elsewhere in the region. However, the extra fees may be worth it because it’s small enough to explore adequately in a short amount of time, and has modern conveniences and infrastructure right at your fingertips.

    There is so much to do in Singapore, try to spend a few days, the food is amazing. That said, it can get pretty humid, so depending on your tastes decide on your travel time wisely. Singapore‘s tropical climate means it’s like summer all year round, with temperatures ranging from 26–34 degrees Celsius (about 78–93 degrees Fahrenheit) on average. The high humidity also means a lot of perspiration when outdoors, so pick the right clothing to wear or risk looking like a sweaty, frazzled mess throughout your trip. Plan your outdoor activities for cooler mornings, and urban walks at night when the lights come on.

    Food in Singapore is taken very seriously. From cheap hawker fare to Michelin-starred fine dining, food-enamoured Singaporeans will line up for it, Instagram the hell out of it and passionately debate whether it is ‘die, die, must try’ – Singlish slang for ‘to die for’. Don’t fret about finding a place to chow down, as each neighbourhood is home to local hawker centres and coffeeshops dishing up some of the island’s best meals for just a couple of bucks.

    Located along Marina Bay, Gardens by the Bay is a urban landscaping project is a series of fake “supertrees”. At heights of 80-160 feet, the metal structures have roughly 200 species of orchids, ferns, and other tropical plants coating their structure and forming a lush, colorful skin. It’s free to walk through the outdoor gardens, but you have to pay $8 SGD ($6 USD) for entry if you want to do the OCBC Skyway (the 128-metre long walkway through the canopy of the Supertree Grove).


    Travel money for Singapore

    Save money and time by Ordering your Singapore dollar online from Travelex, you get better rates and can pick up the SGD cash locally or even on travel day at the airport.

    Another popular option is to use a Pre-paid Travel Card. Your Debit/Credit Card provider will charge you 2% from market mid-rate, but your bank may also charge an extra 3% as an “Overseas Transaction Charge” plus “Overseas ATM” fees for withdrawing cash.

    For card purchases if offered a choice of currencies always select to Pay in Singapore dollar otherwise you may get much worst exchange rates.


    Send Money to Singapore - Best Rates

    To get a good (and fair) exchange rate when sending money to Singapore you need to find and compare exchange rates for International Money Transfers (IMTs).

    The available FX rates for sending money abroad can be very different to the mid-market (wholesale) rate which you see reported online and in the News.

    You should especially compare your own bank's exchange rates to those available from Money Transfer specialists to see how much you can save - we make that calculation easy in the below table.

    Get a better deal for foreign transfers to Singapore

    When sending money to Singapore it’s important to compare your bank’s rates & fees with those we have negotiated with our partner money transfer providers. To get a better deal you should follow these 4 simple steps :

    1. Open an account with a BER reviewed FX provider (id docs may be required)
    2. You specify the local or Singapore dollar amount you want to transfer
    3. Make a local currency domestic transfer for the requested amount to the provider's bank account in your country
    4. Once your funds are received by the provider the converted SGD amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Singapore.

    Use the above Send to Singapore dollar calculator to compare the exchange rates of FX specialist providers rates versus your bank's standard rates you can hopefully save around 5% and maybe more - end result is more Singapore dollar deposited into the recipient bank account and less margins and fees kept by the banks!

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