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Tuvalu - Australian Dollar - Currency Guide

 

Foreign exchange guide to Tuvalu and the Australian Dollar (AUD)

   

General Currency Info - Australian Dollar

The Australian dollar is the fifth most traded currency in the world and is popular with currency traders, because of the high interest rates in Australia, the freedom of the foreign exchange market from government intervention, the stability of Australia's economy and political system, and the view that the Australian dollar offers diversification benefits in a portfolio containing the major world currencies, especially because of its greater exposure to Asian economies and the commodities cycle.

The currency is commonly referred to by foreign-exchange traders as the "Aussie dollar".

   

AUD News, Forecasts and Trends

The Australian dollar staged a rapid recovery through the months of April and May, up 25% from its mid-March lows to over US69c in early June. This is due more to the perceived benefits to Australia of an awakening post-pandemic Chinese economy than the political-social situtation in the US dpressing the USD.

The Aussie had been savaged in March sliding to US55 cents the lowest since 2003. Growing fears of the coronavirus outbreak moved the market into safer currencies such as the USD and away from AUD, NZD and CAD.

The virus was a double blow to the Aussie after the earlier threat of proxy war between the US and Iran in Iraq had also pared back some of the gains the Aussie had made coming into the New Year.

The Australian dollar had started the new decade strongly climbing to multi-month highs helped along by cooling trade tensions between the United States and China and optimism for global economic growth in the year ahead.

The Aussie broke back over US70 cents on the final day of 2019 — a level not seen since mid year. During December the Australian dollar reversed direction (again) and climbed steadily back up against the US dollar on the back of the strength of the housing market and a market perception that further interest rate cuts were less likely.

For more AUD currency market forecasts you can read the full article Australian Dollar Forecasts. The below interactive chart shows the USD to AUD exchange rate, trend and recent alerts for the last 90 days.

   
Recent USD to AUD 90-day trend
 
ALERTS:7-DAY4.2% | 90-DAY LOWS |
USD/AUD at 1.4398 was trading 8% below AVG:1.5649 with LO:1.4398 and HI:1.7432 (90 days). ALERTS: USD/AUD was DOWN 4.2% this 7-DAY period and also dropped to 90-DAY LOWS.

US Dollar to Australian Dollar - Historical Rates

USD/AUDPeriod to 03-JunDateRate
4.4% ▼1 Week27 May 20201.5104
7.2% ▼30 Days04 May 20201.5562
4.4% ▼90 Days05 Mar 20201.5115
1% ▲1 Year04 Jun 20191.4304
10.1% ▲5 Years05 Jun 20151.3114
19.9% ▲10 Years06 Jun 20101.2048
USD/AUD 10 year rates & changes to 03-Jun-2020 (1.4445)

US Dollar to Australian Dollar - Quick Conversions

USD AUD
U$ 1 A$ 1.4378
U$ 5 A$ 7.1890
U$ 10 A$ 14.38
U$ 20 A$ 28.76
U$ 50 A$ 71.89
U$ 100 A$ 143.78
U$ 250 A$ 359.45
U$ 500 A$ 718.90
U$ 1,000 A$ 1,438
U$ 2,000 A$ 2,876
U$ 5,000 A$ 7,189
U$ 10,000 A$ 14,378
U$ 50,000 A$ 71,890
U$ 100,000 A$ 143,780
More amounts
USD AUD
U$ 0.6955 A$ 1
U$ 3.4775 A$ 5
U$ 6.9550 A$ 10
U$ 13.91 A$ 20
U$ 34.78 A$ 50
U$ 69.55 A$ 100
U$ 173.88 A$ 250
U$ 347.75 A$ 500
U$ 695.50 A$ 1,000
U$ 1,391 A$ 2,000
U$ 3,478 A$ 5,000
U$ 6,955 A$ 10,000
U$ 34,775 A$ 50,000
U$ 69,550 A$ 100,000
More amounts

Frequently Asked Questions

 

What currency should I use in Tuvalu?

The domestic currency in Tuvalu is the Australian Dollar.

What is the Australian Dollar currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the Australian Dollar is AUD — symbol is A$.

Which countries use the Australian Dollar?

It is the domestic currency in    Australia,   Christmas Island,   Cocos Keeling Islands,   Heard and McDonald Islands,   Kiribati,   Nauru,   Norfolk Island and Tuvalu.

Is the Australian Dollar a closed currency?

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

 

Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Tuvalu

Because Tuvalu is one of those off-the-beaten-track destinations (most of your friends won’t know where it is when you say you’re going there), it can be handy to have a bit of pre-travel information up your sleeve before arriving. Tuvalu is a remote island nation in the Pacific Ocean. It’s just south of the Equator, west of the International Date Line, two hours by air north of Fiji and part of the Commonwealth. It consists of nine islands and atolls (three true islands and six coral atolls), of which the main one is Funafuti, an atoll with the country’s only airstrip. Visitors are issued with a free 30-day tourist visa on arrival, and there’s no departure tax.

What currency is used in Tuvalu?

The local currency of Tuvalu is the Australian dollar, with Tuvaluan coins featuring Queen Elizabeth II on one side and local marine life (turtles, octopus, flying fish) on the other. There are no ATMs and credit cards aren’t accepted anywhere, so it’s cash-only even at hotels and guesthouses.

Getting around in Tuvalu?

In Funafuti, the best way to get around on the main island (called Fongafale) is by motorbike – rent one for $10 a day or hitch a ride on the back of someone else’s. No one wears a helmet, and there don’t seem to be any available for rent, but people tend to ride slowly and there’s little traffic. There are no flights to Tuvalu’s outer islands; they’re accessible by passenger ferry from Funafuti, and it can be a long trip (overnight or multi-day trips aren’t uncommon).

Most Tuvaluans speak English, even if they’re shy of using it, and all signs are in English. Still, it’s a good idea to learn a few words of Tuvaluan as an icebreaker, such as “talofa” (hello), “fafetai” (thank you) and “fetaui” (see you later).

 

Travel money for Tuvalu

Save money and time by Ordering your Australian Dollars online from Travelex, you get better rates and can pick up the AUD 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 Australian Dollars otherwise you may get much worst exchange rates.

 
 

USD to AUD - Travel Money & Cards

Provider Amount AUD(A$) Exchange RateFee USDDeal Links
A$1,428.12
1%
Best Overall
1.4353U$5.00
U.S. Bank Foreign Cash
U.S. Bank logo
A$1,350.3
6.39%
A$78 less
1.35030
Banks - Average Rate
U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo
A$1,337
7.33%
A$91 less
1.350315
Wells Fargo Bank logo
A$1,323.29
8.26%
A$105 less
1.3503U$20
Travelex Online logo
A$1,275.7
11.56%
A$152 less
1.27570^
 
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TransferWise: Travel Money USD→AUD
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:U$5.00 USD (0.5% + U$1)
Exchange Rate:1.4353 (-0.5% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD) A$1,428.12
Total Cost:1%
Time:17:29 Local
Currency Services:Multi-currency debit card with linked foreign bank accounts
Delivery/Collect:5-7 days
Rating:
 
: 4.6/5.0
Reviews:
 
U.S. Bank logo
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U.S. Bank: Travel Money USD→AUD
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:0
Exchange Rate:1.3503 (-6.39% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD) A$1,350.3
Total Cost:6.39%
Time:17:29 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Banks - Average Rate
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Travel Money USD→AUD
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:1.2622 (-12.5% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD) A$1,337
Total Cost:7.33%
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
 
Wells Fargo Bank logo
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Wells Fargo Bank: Travel Money USD→AUD
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:U$20 USD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:1.3503 (-6.39% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD) A$1,323.29
Total Cost:8.26%
Time:17:29 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
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Travelex Online: Travel Money USD→AUD
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:$0 - No fees for Debit & Credit Cards
Exchange Rate:1.2757 (-11.56% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD) A$1,275.7
Total Cost:11.56%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Thu Jun 04 2020 17:15:03 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:FREE Home delivery & Branch pickup
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
 
: 4.3/5.0
Reviews:
 
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Snapshot 06/04/2020 - View live rates

Sending money to Tuvalu

When searching around for information on how to get a good exchange rate when sending money to Tuvalu you need to start with finding out the latest Australian Dollar foreign-transfer exchange rate.

Then compare your bank's exchange rates to several licensed FX providers exchange rate and fees to see how much you can save (we make that calculation easy here).


Get a better deal for foreign transfers to Tuvalu

When sending money to Tuvalu 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 Australian 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 AUD amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Tuvalu.

Use our Send to Australian Dollars 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 Australian Dollars deposited into the recipient bank account and less margins and fees kept by the banks!

 

USD to AUD International Money Transfers

Foreign Transfer Provider Receive AUD(A$) Exchange RateFee USDDeal Links
XE logo
A$1,420.9
1.5%
Best Overall
1.42090
OFX logo
A$1,431
0.8%
A$10 more
1.4310^
HSBC logo
A$1,389.61
3.67%
A$31 less
1.3917U$1.50
U.S. Bank International Money Transfers
U.S. Bank logo
A$1,386.1
3.91%
A$35 less
1.38610
Bank of America International Money Transfers
Bank of America logo
A$1,365.31
5.35%
A$56 less
1.3861U$15
Wells Fargo Bank logo
A$1,365.34
5.35%
A$56 less
1.3932U$20
Banks - Average Rate
U.S. Bank logo Bank of America logo HSBC logo Wells Fargo Bank logo
A$1,377
4.57%
A$44 less
1.389315
 
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XE: Foreign Transfer USD→AUD
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:
Exchange Rate:1.4209 (1.5% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD) A$1,420.9
Total Cost:1.5%
Time:17:29 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone
Rating:
 
: 3.5/5.0
Reviews:
 
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OFX: Foreign Transfer USD→AUD
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:0^ - No fees for BestExchangeRates users (normally $12 for smaller transfers)
Exchange Rate:1.4310 (0.8% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD) A$1,431
Total Cost:0.8%
Difference:
A$10 AUD more than using XE
Time:
Rate Fetched: 17:29 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
 
HSBC logo
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HSBC: Foreign Transfer USD→AUD
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:U$1.50 USD (.15%)
Exchange Rate:1.3917 (3.52% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD) A$1,389.61
Total Cost:3.67%
Difference:
A$31 AUD less than using XE
Time:17:29 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
U.S. Bank logo
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U.S. Bank: Foreign Transfer USD→AUD
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:0
Exchange Rate:1.3861 (3.91% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD) A$1,386.1
Total Cost:3.91%
Difference:
A$35 AUD less than using XE
Time:17:29 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Bank of America logo
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Bank of America: Foreign Transfer USD→AUD
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:U$15 USD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:1.3861 (3.91% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD) A$1,365.31
Total Cost:5.35%
Difference:
A$56 AUD less than using XE
Time:17:29 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Wells Fargo Bank logo
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Wells Fargo Bank: Foreign Transfer USD→AUD
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:U$20 USD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:1.3932 (3.42% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD) A$1,365.34
Total Cost:5.35%
Difference:
A$56 AUD less than using XE
Time:17:29 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Banks - Average Rate
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Foreign Transfer USD→AUD
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:1.3832 (4.11% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD) A$1,377
Total Cost:4.57%
Difference:
A$44 AUD less than using XE
Transfer Speed:
Services:
 
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Snapshot 06/04/2020 - View live rates

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