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Foreign Exchange Guide to the Cocos Keeling Islands

Read this currency guide to the Cocos Keeling Islands with money transfer and travel tips.   [USD/AUD=1.4023]

 
Cocos Keeling Islands
Country Code:
CC
Domestic Currency:
Australian Dollar
Symbol - Code:
$ AUD
Telephone Prefix:
+6189162

This is a foreign exchange guide to the Cocos Keeling Islands, the Australian Dollar currency plus AUD transfers and travel tips.


In this the Cocos Keeling Islands currency guide we take a look at :

  1. Australian Dollar info - general info about the Australian Dollar
  2. Australian Dollar in the markets - recent AUD moves and predictions from the FX markets
  3. Travelling in the Cocos Keeling Islands - currency & money saving tips
  4. Buying Australian Dollar cash online - travel money for the Cocos Keeling Islands
  5. Sending money to the Cocos Keeling Islands - save on Australian Dollar bank transfers to the Cocos Keeling Islands
  6. Australian Dollar exchange rates - latest & historic exchange rates.
  7. AUD News - the latest Australian Dollar related articles from our blog.

Australian Dollar (AUD) general currency information


What is the Australian Dollar currency code and symbol?

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


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.

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".


Australian Dollar (AUD) in the markets

Improved risk appetite, thriving commodities markets and better data from China helped lift the Australian dollar through March and into the second half of April. Against the US dollar, the Aussie was quoted at US$0.715 on April-22.

In March, both Westpac and JP Morgan predicted an Aussie slide to US$0.68 in the second half of the year. Those banks were at least more optimistic than HSBC, which argued in April for US$0.66 based on housing market weakness, high debt-to-GDP levels and continued strength in the US dollar.

Bearishness wasn’t unanimous, though, with NAB forecasting Aussie appreciation at least until mid-year; it predicted US$0.74 by the end of June.

The RBA will be happy with a weaker currency, HSBC said. The central bank has recently shifted to a dovish bias (what should be an across-the-board negative for AUD), saying lower Australian interest rates will “likely be appropriate” if inflation doesn’t pick up.

The interactive chart below shows the USD to AUD exchange rate for the previous 3 months with rate alerts for days when the exchange rate moved up or down significantly or for 30 day highs and lows.


USD-AUD 3 Month chart
USD-AUD 3 Month chart
USDAUD currency converter

Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for the Cocos Keeling Islands

 

Travel money for the Cocos Keeling Islands

 

Save money and time by Ordering your Australian Dollar 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 Dollar otherwise you may get much worst exchange rates.

 
Sending a LARGER foreign transfer? Request a Multi-Vendor Quote ▾
Travel Money Providers
Ratings & Reviews
Amount AUD($)Exchange RateFee USDTotal CostCurrency ServicesDelivery/CollectDeal Links
U.S. Bank Foreign Currency
U.S. Bank logo
1,312 AUD
Compare
1.31206.39%Branch-
Banks - Average Rate
U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo
1,299 AUD
13 AUD
1.3120$107.33%Branch-
Wells Fargo Bank logo
1,285.76 AUD
26 AUD
1.312$208.26%Branch-
 
Travelex Online US logo
1,261.9 AUD
50 AUD
1.26190^9.97%Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery2-3 days
 

U.S. Bank logoU.S. Bank

U.S. Bank: Travel Money USD→AUD
USD amount:$1,000 USD
Fee:0
Exchange Rate:1.3120 (6.39% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:1,312 AUD
Total Cost:6.39%
Time:0:00 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Travel Money USD→AUD
USD amount:$1,000 USD
Fee:$10 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.2264 (12.5% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:1,299 AUD
Total Cost:7.33%
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
 

Wells Fargo Bank logoWells Fargo Bank

Wells Fargo Bank: Travel Money USD→AUD
USD amount:$1,000 USD
Fee:$20 USD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:1.3120 (6.39% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:1,285.76 AUD
Total Cost:8.26%
Time:0:00 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
Travelex Online US: Travel Money USD→AUD
USD amount:$1,000 USD
Fee:$0 - No fees for Debit & Credit Cards
Exchange Rate:1.2619 (9.97% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:1,261.9 AUD
Total Cost:9.97%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Mon Apr 22 2019 22:00:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
 
: 4.3/5.0
Reviews:
 
 

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  1. Compare AUD travel cash rates - probably why you are here!
  2. Search Hotel deals - Save on your accomodation in the Cocos Keeling Islands
  3. Lonely Planet - world's best travel guide (coupon and deals)

Sending money to the Cocos Keeling Islands

When searching around for information on how to get a good exchange rate when sending money to the Cocos Keeling Islands 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 the Cocos Keeling Islands

When sending money to the Cocos Keeling Islands 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 the Cocos Keeling Islands.

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

 
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Foreign Transfer Providers
Ratings & Reviews
Receive AUD($)Exchange RateFee USDTotal CostTransfer ServicesTransfer SpeedDeal Links
 
OFX logo
13,883 AUD
Best Overall
1.38830^0.95%Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts1-2 days
 
TransferWise logo
13,931 AUD
48 AUD
1.4002$510.61%Bank Transfers - Online, Foreign Currency Accounts1-2 days
Wells Fargo Bank logo
13,594 AUD
289 AUD
1.3619183.01%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
HSBC logo
13,585 AUD
298 AUD
1.3605$153.08%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
Banks - Average Rate
Bank of America logo U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo HSBC logo
13,502 AUD
381 AUD
1.3581153.67%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
Bank of America International Money Transfers
Bank of America logo
13,415 AUD
468 AUD
1.355$1004.29%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
U.S. Bank International Money Transfers
U.S. Bank logo
13,415 AUD
468 AUD
1.355$1004.29%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
 
OFX: Foreign Transfer USD→AUD
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:0^ - No fees for BestExchangeRates users (normally $12 for smaller transfers)
Exchange Rate:1.3883 (0.95% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:13,883 AUD
Total Cost:0.95%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Mon Apr 22 2019 22:02:26 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
TransferWise: Foreign Transfer USD→AUD
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:$51 USD (0.5% + $1)
Exchange Rate:1.4002 (0.1% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:13,931 AUD
Total Cost:0.61%
Difference:
48 AUD more than using OFX
Time:0:00 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.6/5.0
Reviews:
 

Wells Fargo Bank logoWells Fargo Bank

Wells Fargo Bank: Foreign Transfer USD→AUD
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:18
Exchange Rate:1.3619 (2.83% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:13,594 AUD
Total Cost:3.01%
Difference:
289 AUD less than using OFX
Time:0:00 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

HSBC logoHSBC

HSBC: Foreign Transfer USD→AUD
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:$15 USD (.15%)
Exchange Rate:1.3605 (2.93% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:13,585 AUD
Total Cost:3.08%
Difference:
298 AUD less than using OFX
Time:0:00 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Foreign Transfer USD→AUD
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:1.3522 (3.52% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:13,502 AUD
Total Cost:3.67%
Difference:
381 AUD less than using OFX
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
 

Bank of America logoBank of America

Bank of America: Foreign Transfer USD→AUD
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:$100 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.3550 (3.32% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:13,415 AUD
Total Cost:4.29%
Difference:
468 AUD less than using OFX
Time:0:00 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

U.S. Bank logoU.S. Bank

U.S. Bank: Foreign Transfer USD→AUD
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:$100 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.3550 (3.32% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:13,415 AUD
Total Cost:4.29%
Difference:
468 AUD less than using OFX
Time:0:00 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
 

AUD/USD - Australian Dollar to United States Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriodChange
22 Apr 20190.7134Latest
15 Apr 20190.71731 Week-0.54%
23 Mar 20190.70831 Month+0.72%
24 Oct 20180.70636 Months+1.01%
22 Apr 20180.76591 Year-6.85%
22 Apr 20170.75442 Years-5.43%
23 Apr 20140.92865 Years-23.17%
24 Apr 20090.721210 Years-1.08%

AUD/EUR - Australian Dollar to Euro - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriodChange
22 Apr 20190.6337Latest
15 Apr 20190.63461 Week-0.14%
23 Mar 20190.62651 Month+1.15%
24 Oct 20180.61966 Months+2.28%
22 Apr 20180.62401 Year+1.55%
22 Apr 20170.70342 Years-9.91%
23 Apr 20140.67205 Years-5.7%
24 Apr 20090.544110 Years+16.47%

AUD/GBP - Australian Dollar to British Pound Sterling - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriodChange
22 Apr 20190.5496Latest
15 Apr 20190.54761 Week+0.37%
23 Mar 20190.53611 Month+2.52%
24 Oct 20180.54826 Months+0.26%
22 Apr 20180.54701 Year+0.48%
22 Apr 20170.58912 Years-6.71%
23 Apr 20140.55345 Years-0.69%
24 Apr 20090.492110 Years+11.68%

AUD/JPY - Australian Dollar to Japanese Yen - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriodChange
22 Apr 201979.8576Latest
15 Apr 201980.30601 Week-0.56%
23 Mar 201977.85951 Month+2.57%
24 Oct 201879.10526 Months+0.95%
22 Apr 201882.62801 Year-3.35%
22 Apr 201782.29372 Years-2.96%
23 Apr 201495.19335 Years-16.11%
24 Apr 200969.972010 Years+14.13%

AUD/CAD - Australian Dollar to Canadian Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriodChange
22 Apr 20190.9526Latest
15 Apr 20190.95901 Week-0.67%
23 Mar 20190.95061 Month+0.21%
24 Oct 20180.92166 Months+3.36%
22 Apr 20180.97801 Year-2.6%
22 Apr 20171.01832 Years-6.45%
23 Apr 20141.02425 Years-6.99%
24 Apr 20090.874210 Years+8.97%

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