Tuvalu - Australian Dollar - Currency Guide

This is a currency guide to Tuvalu, the Australian Dollar currency plus sending (AUD) transfers and travel tips for Tuvalu.

 
 
CountryTuvalu
FlagTuvalu
Country CodeTV
Domestic Currency Australian Dollar
Currency SymbolA$
Currency CodeAUD
Exchange RateUSD/AUD = 1.4959
Telephone Prefix+688

Quick Conversions from US Dollar to Australian Dollar

USD

AUD

U$ 1
A$ 1.4959
U$ 5
A$ 7.4795
U$ 10
A$ 14.96
U$ 20
A$ 29.92
U$ 50
A$ 74.80
U$ 100
A$ 149.59
U$ 250
A$ 373.98
U$ 500
A$ 747.95
U$ 1,000
A$ 1,496
U$ 2,000
A$ 2,992
U$ 5,000
A$ 7,480
U$ 10,000
A$ 14,959
U$ 50,000
A$ 74,795
U$ 100,000
A$ 149,590
More amounts

USD

AUD

U$ 0.6685
A$ 1
U$ 3.3425
A$ 5
U$ 6.6850
A$ 10
U$ 13.37
A$ 20
U$ 33.43
A$ 50
U$ 66.85
A$ 100
U$ 167.13
A$ 250
U$ 334.25
A$ 500
U$ 668.50
A$ 1,000
U$ 1,337
A$ 2,000
U$ 3,343
A$ 5,000
U$ 6,685
A$ 10,000
U$ 33,425
A$ 50,000
U$ 66,850
A$ 100,000
More amounts

To calculate specific USD/AUD amounts use our Convert USD to AUD quick calculator. To read more about the latest exchange rate trends and to compare FX provider rates view USD to AUD Rate Guide.

Tuvalu Currency Info

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".


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$.

How much is U$100 US Dollars in Australian Dollars?

U$ 100 converts to A$ 149.59

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?


Australian Dollar (AUD) in the markets

The Australian dollar has dropped over 4 percent already this year sliding below US67 cents down to an eleven-year low.

Growing fears of the coronavirus outbreak has 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 details read the full article Australian Dollar Forecasts.

The interactive chart below shows the USD to AUD exchange rate and trend for the previous 3 months:

USD/AUD at 1.4887 is trading 1.7% above the 90-day average 1.4635 with a range 1.4252 to 1.5009. There are no current rate alerts.
17-Feb-2020 16:NY 21:LON 08:SYD+1d

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.

 
Travel Money Providers Amount AUD(A$)Exchange RateFee USDTotal CostDeal Links
Travelex Online US logo
1,311.2 A$
Best Overall
1.31120^12.27%
U.S. Bank Foreign Currency
U.S. Bank logo
1,271.9 A$
A$39 less
1.2719014.9%
Banks - Average Rate
U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo
1,259 A$
A$52 less
1.2719U$1015.75%
Wells Fargo Bank logo
1,246.46 A$
A$65 less
1.2719U$2016.6%
 
Travelex Online US logo
Travelex Online US: Travel Money USD→AUD
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:$0 - No fees for Debit & Credit Cards
Exchange Rate:1.3112 (12.27% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD)1,311.2 A$
Total Cost:12.27%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Tue Feb 18 2020 06:00:05 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:FREE Home delivery & Branch pickup
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
 
: 4.3/5.0
Reviews:
 
U.S. Bank logo
U.S. Bank: Travel Money USD→AUD
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:0
Exchange Rate:1.2719 (14.9% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD)1,271.9 A$
Total Cost:14.9%
Time:6:03 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Banks - Average Rate
Travel Money USD→AUD
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:U$10 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.3078 (12.5% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD)1,259 A$
Total Cost:15.75%
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
 
Wells Fargo Bank logo
Wells Fargo Bank: Travel Money USD→AUD
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:U$20 USD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:1.2719 (14.9% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD)1,246.46 A$
Total Cost:16.6%
Time:6:03 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 02/18/2020 - View latest rates

Tuvalu Trip Checklist    

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

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 Providers Receive AUD(A$)Exchange RateFee USDTotal CostDeal Links
XE logo
14,759 A$
Best Overall
1.475901.25%
OFX logo
14,826 A$
A$67 more
1.48260^0.8%
TransferWise logo
14,855 A$
A$96 more
1.4931U$510.61%
Wells Fargo Bank logo
14,407 A$
A$352 less
1.4433183.61%
HSBC logo
14,397 A$
A$362 less
1.4419U$153.67%
Banks - Average Rate
Bank of America logo U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo HSBC logo
14,309 A$
A$450 less
1.4393154.26%
Bank of America International Money Transfers
Bank of America logo
14,216 A$
A$543 less
1.436U$1004.88%
U.S. Bank International Money Transfers
U.S. Bank logo
14,216 A$
A$543 less
1.436U$1004.88%
 
XE logo
XE: Foreign Transfer USD→AUD
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:
Exchange Rate:1.4759 (1.25% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD)14,759 A$
Total Cost:1.25%
Time:6:03 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone
Rating:
 
: 3.5/5.0
Reviews:
 
OFX logo
OFX: Foreign Transfer USD→AUD
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:0^ - No fees for BestExchangeRates users (normally $12 for smaller transfers)
Exchange Rate:1.4826 (0.8% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD)14,826 A$
Total Cost:0.8%
Difference:
A$67 AUD more than using XE
Time:
Rate Fetched: 6:03 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
 
TransferWise logo
TransferWise: Foreign Transfer USD→AUD
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:U$51 USD (0.5% + U$1)
Exchange Rate:1.4931 (0.1% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD)14,855 A$
Total Cost:0.61%
Difference:
A$96 AUD more than using XE
Time:6:03 Local
Transfer Speed:0-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online, Foreign Currency Accounts + Multi-currency debit card
Rating:
 
: 4.6/5.0
Reviews:
 
Wells Fargo Bank logo
Wells Fargo Bank: Foreign Transfer USD→AUD
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:18
Exchange Rate:1.4433 (3.43% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD)14,407 A$
Total Cost:3.61%
Difference:
A$352 AUD less than using XE
Time:6:03 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
HSBC logo
HSBC: Foreign Transfer USD→AUD
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:U$15 USD (.15%)
Exchange Rate:1.4419 (3.53% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD)14,397 A$
Total Cost:3.67%
Difference:
A$362 AUD less than using XE
Time:6:03 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Banks - Average Rate
Foreign Transfer USD→AUD
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:1.4330 (4.12% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD)14,309 A$
Total Cost:4.26%
Difference:
A$450 AUD less than using XE
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
 
Bank of America logo
Bank of America: Foreign Transfer USD→AUD
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:U$100 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.4360 (3.92% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD)14,216 A$
Total Cost:4.88%
Difference:
A$543 AUD less than using XE
Time:6:03 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
U.S. Bank logo
U.S. Bank: Foreign Transfer USD→AUD
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:U$100 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.4360 (3.92% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD)14,216 A$
Total Cost:4.88%
Difference:
A$543 AUD less than using XE
Time:6:03 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 02/18/2020 - View latest rates

Australian Dollar to US Dollar - Historical Rates

PeriodChange*AUD/USDDate
1 Day-0.1%0.672616 Feb 2020
7 Day+0.4%0.668910 Feb 2020
30 Day-2.3%0.687418 Jan 2020
3 Month-1.6%0.682519 Nov 2019
1 Year-6%0.714417 Feb 2019
5 Year-14%0.781418 Feb 2015
10 Year-24.9%0.894919 Feb 2010

*For period to 17-Feb 21UTC when AUD/USD was 0.6717

Australian Dollar to Euro - Historical Rates

PeriodChange*AUD/EURDate
7 Day+1.1%0.613110 Feb 2020
30 Day0%0.619818 Jan 2020
3 Month+0.6%0.616119 Nov 2019
1 Year-2%0.632517 Feb 2019
5 Year-9.5%0.685218 Feb 2015
10 Year-6%0.659819 Feb 2010

*For period to 17-Feb 21UTC when AUD/EUR was 0.6201

Australian Dollar to Pound Sterling - 10 Year History

PeriodChange*AUD/GBPDate
1 Day+0.3%0.515316 Feb 2020
7 Day-0.3%0.517910 Feb 2020
30 Day-2.2%0.528118 Jan 2020
3 Month-2.1%0.527919 Nov 2019
1 Year-6.7%0.553617 Feb 2019
5 Year+2.1%0.506018 Feb 2015
10 Year-10.9%0.580019 Feb 2010

*For period to 17-Feb 21UTC when AUD/GBP was 0.5166


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