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Australian Dollar to Samoan Tala 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 Samoan Tala exchange rate, has news, forecasts and AUD to WST 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/WST 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/WST International Money Transfers. Costs are calculated against the current interbank mid-rate.

 

AUD to WST International Money Transfers

  

Foreign Transfer ProvidersReceive WST(WS$)Exchange RateFee AUDTotal CostDeal Links
OFX (OzForex) logo
16,587 WST
Best Overall
1.65870^7.93%
Westpac logo
17,647 WST
1,060 WST
1.7682202.05%
Banks - Average Rate
National Australia Bank (nab) logo Westpac logo ANZ Bank logo
17,144 WST
557 WST
1.7178154.84%
ANZ Bank logo
16,906 WST
319 WST
1.6936186.16%
National Australia Bank (nab) logo
16,880 WST
293 WST
1.6917226.31%
OFX (OzForex): Foreign Transfer AUD→WST
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:0^ - No fees for BestExchangeRates users (normally $15 for transfers over $10K)
Exchange Rate:1.6587 (7.93% from mid-rate)
WST amount:16,587 WST
Total Cost:7.93%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Tue Jun 18 2019 16:02:11 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→WST
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:20
Exchange Rate:1.7682 (1.85% from mid-rate)
WST amount:17,647 WST
Total Cost:2.05%
Difference:
1,060 WST 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→WST
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:1.6446 (8.71% from mid-rate)
WST amount:17,144 WST
Total Cost:4.84%
Difference:
557 WST more than using OFX (OzForex)
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
ANZ Bank: Foreign Transfer AUD→WST
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:18
Exchange Rate:1.6936 (5.99% from mid-rate)
WST amount:16,906 WST
Total Cost:6.16%
Difference:
319 WST more 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:
National Australia Bank (nab): Foreign Transfer AUD→WST
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:22
Exchange Rate:1.6917 (6.1% from mid-rate)
WST amount:16,880 WST
Total Cost:6.31%
Difference:
293 WST more 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:
 
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 WST(WS$)Exchange RateFee AUDTotal CostDeal Links
Westpac logo
1,702.4 WST
Compare
1.7196$105.49%
National Australia Bank (nab) logo
1,688.05 WST
14 WST
1.7051106.28%
Banks - Average Rate
Westpac logo Commonwealth Bank (CBA) logo St George Bank logo National Australia Bank (nab) logo
1,657 WST
45 WST
1.6757108.01%
Travelex Online AU logo
1,626.9 WST
75 WST
1.6269$0 BPay, Card 0.72%-1%9.68%
Commonwealth Bank (CBA) logo
1,623.4 WST
79 WST
1.6398$109.87%
St George Bank logo
1,613.63 WST
89 WST
1.6382$1510.41%
Westpac: Travel Money AUD→WST
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:$10 AUD (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.7196 (4.53% from mid-rate)
WST amount:1,702.4 WST
Total Cost:5.49%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Mon Apr 15 2019 01:04:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 2/5.0
Reviews:
National Australia Bank (nab): Travel Money AUD→WST
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:10
Exchange Rate:1.7051 (5.34% from mid-rate)
WST amount:1,688.05 WST
Total Cost:6.28%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 16:20 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 2.1/5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Travel Money AUD→WST
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:10
Exchange Rate:1.7121 (4.95% from mid-rate)
WST amount:1,657 WST
Total Cost:8.01%
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Travelex Online AU: Travel Money AUD→WST
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:1.6269 (9.68% from mid-rate)
WST amount:1,626.9 WST
Total Cost:9.68%
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→WST
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:$10 AUD (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.6398 (8.96% from mid-rate)
WST amount:1,623.4 WST
Total Cost:9.87%
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:
St George Bank: Travel Money AUD→WST
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:$15 AUD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:1.6382 (9.05% from mid-rate)
WST amount:1,613.63 WST
Total Cost:10.41%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 16:20 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 06/18/2019 - See full table

AUD to WST interbank exchange rate = 1.8024

 
 

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AUD and WST in the Markets

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

 

Australian Dollar (AUD)

In mid-June, the Australian dollar slumped to multi-month lows against SGD, CAD, JPY, CHF, USD and EUR. At US68.7¢, the benchmark Aussie rate, AUD/USD, was 16 percent below its highest rate from 2018.

Investors are selling AUD as they bet on aggressive interest rate cuts by the Reserve Bank of Australia. These cuts will be necessary, investors believe, in light of persistently soft domestic data and the fallout from a US-China trade standoff that shows no sign of nearing an end, or even easing.

The RBA is likely to cut interest rates in July, as it did in June (the first cut in 3 years), and will probably cut again later this year. Although this bodes poorly for the Aussie, it won’t be the only currency this year to be hit by easier central bank policies, and that should keep depreciation at reasonable levels.

Interestingly, AUD has, for now at least, decoupled from commodity prices. The price of iron ore (Australia’s largest export) is at multi-year highs while AUD languishes.

Read more in the article AUD Forecasts.

 

Samoan Tala (WST)

No recent Samoan Tala market updates.

Why can't I just get the AUD/WST 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 / WST 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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