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Australian Dollar to Saudi Riyal exchange rates aren't all the same.

The total cost you are charged by your bank or foreign exchange provider consists of a margin from the interbank mid-rate plus fees. These margins and fees vary significantly for International Money Transfers and Travel Money transactions as shown below.

 

This resource page for the Australian Dollar to Saudi Riyal exchange rate, has news, forecasts and AUD to SAR comparison tables for foreign transfers and travel money rates and fees on offer by banks and foreign exchange providers. You can also check an exchange rate margin with our Exchange Rate Checker.

AUD/SAR Exchange Rates - How to Compare & Save

Exchange rates can vary significantly depending on the transaction type (transfer, cash or card), currency pair and amount. The below table shows an example of total costs charged by FX specialists and banks for AUD/SAR International Money Transfers. Costs are calculated against the current interbank mid-rate.

 

AUD to SAR International Money Transfers

  

Foreign Transfer ProvidersReceive SAR(﷼)Exchange RateFee AUDTotal CostDeal Links
OFX (OzForex) logo
25,081 SAR
Best Overall
2.50810^2.7%
Westpac logo
25,336 SAR
255 SAR
2.5387201.71%
Banks - Average Rate
National Australia Bank (nab) logo Westpac logo ANZ Bank logo Commonwealth Bank (CBA) logo
24,697 SAR
384 SAR
2.4738154.19%
National Australia Bank (nab) logo
24,572 SAR
509 SAR
2.4626224.67%
ANZ Bank logo
24,496 SAR
585 SAR
2.454184.97%
Commonwealth Bank (CBA) logo
24,384 SAR
697 SAR
2.43996 5.4%
OFX (OzForex): Foreign Transfer AUD→SAR
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:0^ - No fees for BestExchangeRates users (normally $15 for transfers over $10K)
Exchange Rate:2.5081 (2.7% from mid-rate)
SAR amount:25,081 SAR
Total Cost:2.7%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Tue Jun 18 2019 16:01:48 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
Westpac: Foreign Transfer AUD→SAR
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:20
Exchange Rate:2.5387 (1.51% from mid-rate)
SAR amount:25,336 SAR
Total Cost:1.71%
Difference:
255 SAR more than using OFX (OzForex)
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Mon Apr 15 2019 01:04:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 2/5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Foreign Transfer AUD→SAR
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:2.4868 (3.52% from mid-rate)
SAR amount:24,697 SAR
Total Cost:4.19%
Difference:
384 SAR less than using OFX (OzForex)
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
National Australia Bank (nab): Foreign Transfer AUD→SAR
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:22
Exchange Rate:2.4626 (4.46% from mid-rate)
SAR amount:24,572 SAR
Total Cost:4.67%
Difference:
509 SAR less than using OFX (OzForex)
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Tue Jun 18 2019 16:05:03 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 2.1/5.0
Reviews:
ANZ Bank: Foreign Transfer AUD→SAR
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:18
Exchange Rate:2.454 (4.8% from mid-rate)
SAR amount:24,496 SAR
Total Cost:4.97%
Difference:
585 SAR less than using OFX (OzForex)
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Tue Jun 18 2019 16:03:06 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 3/5.0
Reviews:
Commonwealth Bank (CBA): Foreign Transfer AUD→SAR
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:6
Exchange Rate:2.4399 (5.34% from mid-rate)
SAR amount:24,384 SAR
Total Cost:5.4%
Difference:
697 SAR less than using OFX (OzForex)
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Tue Jun 18 2019 16:02:01 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 1.2/5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 06/18/2019 - See full table

Example of the margins and possible savings when you order travel money online with a currency specialist rather than in-person from banks and currency kiosks.

Travel Money ProvidersAmount SAR(﷼)Exchange RateFee AUDTotal CostDeal Links
Westpac logo
2,513.31 SAR
Compare
2.5387$102.5%
Banks - Average Rate
Westpac logo Commonwealth Bank (CBA) logo National Australia Bank (nab) logo
2,431 SAR
82 SAR
2.4554105.7%
National Australia Bank (nab) logo
2,415.9 SAR
97 SAR
2.4403106.28%
Travelex Online AU logo
2,382.2 SAR
131 SAR
2.3822$0 BPay, Card 0.72%-1%7.59%
Commonwealth Bank (CBA) logo
2,363.23 SAR
150 SAR
2.3871$108.32%
Travel Money Oz logo
2,308.3 SAR
205 SAR
2.3083$0 BPay, Credit Card 1%10.45%
Westpac: Travel Money AUD→SAR
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:$10 AUD (1%)
Exchange Rate:2.5387 (1.52% from mid-rate)
SAR amount:2,513.31 SAR
Total Cost:2.5%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Mon Apr 15 2019 01:04:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 2/5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Travel Money AUD→SAR
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:10
Exchange Rate:2.4503 (4.95% from mid-rate)
SAR amount:2,431 SAR
Total Cost:5.7%
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
National Australia Bank (nab): Travel Money AUD→SAR
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:10
Exchange Rate:2.4403 (5.33% from mid-rate)
SAR amount:2,415.9 SAR
Total Cost:6.28%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 16:31 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 2.1/5.0
Reviews:
Travelex Online AU: Travel Money AUD→SAR
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:$0 BPAY, 0.77% MasterCard debit, 0.94% MasterCard credit, 0.72% Visa debit and 1% Visa credit
Exchange Rate:2.3822 (7.59% from mid-rate)
SAR amount:2,382.2 SAR
Total Cost:7.59%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Tue Jun 18 2019 16:00:05 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
 
: 4.3/5.0
Reviews:
Commonwealth Bank (CBA): Travel Money AUD→SAR
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:$10 AUD (1%)
Exchange Rate:2.3871 (7.4% from mid-rate)
SAR amount:2,363.23 SAR
Total Cost:8.32%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Tue Jun 18 2019 16:02:01 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 1.2/5.0
Reviews:
Travel Money Oz: Travel Money AUD→SAR
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:$0 BPay, Credit Card 1%
Exchange Rate:2.3083 (10.45% from mid-rate)
SAR amount:2,308.3 SAR
Total Cost:10.45%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Mon Jun 03 2019 01:15:05 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:Online order, Branch pickup
Delivery/Collect:3-5 days
Rating:
 
: 4.2/5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 06/18/2019 - See full table

AUD to SAR interbank exchange rate = 2.5788

 
 

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AUD and SAR in the Markets

When determining the best time to make a foreign exchange transaction, in this case the AUD vs SAR, you should pay attention to the recent market trends for both currencies.

 

Australian Dollar (AUD)

In late May the Australian dollar stabilized after a shocking mid-April to mid-May period, during which it suffered across-the-board losses, including losses worth 5 percent against the US dollar. May’s closing exchange rate of US69.3¢ keeps the Aussie near long-term lows, but it’s an improvement on May-17's rate of 68.7¢ — its lowest weekly closing rate since early 2016.

A stuttering domestic economy and elevated US-China trade tensions (which threaten commodities demand and risk appetite) have driven the Aussie lower.

In an effort to support economic growth and boost inflation, which remains well below target, Australia's central bank cut interest rates in early June, and is expected to do so at least once more this year, making the Australian dollar susceptible to yield-chasing capital outflows.

Read more in the article AUD Forecasts.

 

Saudi Riyal (SAR)

No recent Saudi Riyal market updates.

Why can't I just get the AUD/SAR market rate I see online or in the media?

The mid-rate is the rate you will see quoted online or the news. It is actually just the half-way point (hence mid-rate) between the last rate at which the AUD / SAR was traded (bought or sold) in the international markets.

All foreign exchange providers charge a fee for providing their service and this fee is usually contained within the exchange rate margin (or difference to the mid-rate). Some providers such as Transferwise will quote you the mid-rate (or close to) and charge a separate percentage fee.

Getting a good market rate is mainly about timing however the transaction margin you end up being charged can be considerably reduced by around a few percent (of total amount being exchanged) for travel money and possibly over 5% to 6% when sending money. The exact potential savings depends on the currencies being exchanged and the amount you are transferring and if you are willing to shop around.

Our real-time foreign transfer and travel money/cards comparison calculators make shopping around easy and help you calculate how much you can save.

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