1. Exchange Rates
  2. Japanese yen (JPY)
  3. Singapore dollar (SGD)

Convert JPY to SGD at Best Exchange Rates

1 Japanese yen equals
Singapore dollar 1JPY=SGD

There are three simple steps you need to take in order to get a good JPY-SGD exchange rate:

  1. Know the latest JPY to SGD market mid-rate shown above - this is your starting point!
  2. Compare your Bank's exchange rates to several licensed FX providers, remember to compare both the exchange rate margins as well as the various types of fees. We make that easy to do with our calculators for Foreign Transfers and Travel Money transactions.
  3. Review up-to-date Currency News and Forecasts for both the Japanese yen and Singapore dollar currencies, if available.

1. Market JPY/SGD mid-rate

Right now the JPY/SGD market rate is and represents how many Singapore dollar you can get for one Japanese yen.

Calculate equivalent currency amounts with this JPY to SGD currency converter then select the transaction type to compare the best exchange rates available.

Currency Converter JPY to SGD

1 JPY equals
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1 Week JPY/SGD Chart
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Japanese yen to Singapore dollar (JPY-SGD) - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.01221 Week
18 May 20180.01211 Month
19 Dec 20170.01196 Months
17 Jun 20170.01251 Year
17 Jun 20160.01292 Years
18 Jun 20130.01325 Years
19 Jun 20080.012710 Years

The JPY/SGD mid-rate is the rate you will see Quoted on Google or the News, nobody except the largest banks and businesses can get exchange rates close to this mid-rate. It is actually just the theoretical half-way point (hence mid-rate) between the last rate at which the JPY / SGD was traded (bought or sold) in the international markets.

The closer your final exchange rate is to the market / midrate the better deal you are getting.

2. Transaction Costs - Margins and Fees for JPY/SGD Foreign Exchange

The transaction margin from the mid-rate you will be charged by your bank or foreign exchange provider plus any fixed or percentage fees. These margins and fees will vary significantly for International Money Transfers and Travel Money transactions.

JPY to SGD Foreign Transfer - Costs Compared

You can see a sample of the margins from mid-rate in the table below which shows an example of the costs charged by FX specialist and the average bank rate when sending money transfers from JPY to SGD.

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Sending JPY 100,000 to SGD

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$1224.00 SGD (1%)
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Price Details
Receive: $1224.00 SGD
Exchange Rate: 0.012240
(Inverse 1SGD=JPY 81.6993)
Fees: JPY 0
Total Cost : 1% (from mid-rate: 0.012364)
This is the amount of money that could be received by your transfer at rate JPY/SGD=0.01224 and inclusive of the fee of JPY 0.
Rate timestamp : 13:23 Local
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$1164.04 SGD (5.85%)
Price Details
Receive: $1164.04 SGD
Exchange Rate: 0.011758
(Inverse 1SGD=JPY 85.0485)
Fees: JPY 1000 (1%)
Total Cost : 5.85% (from mid-rate: 0.012364)
Receive SGD $60 less than with  OFX logo OFX
This is the amount of money that could be received by your transfer at rate JPY/SGD=0.011758 and inclusive of the fee of JPY 1000 (1%).
Bank Rates - Average
$1156.53 SGD (6.46%)
This is the average JPY to SGD International Transfer exchange rate and fees from multiple banks for FX rates available over the counter and also via Internet Banking.

Price Details
Receive: $1156.53 SGD
Exchange Rate: 0.011567
(Inverse 1SGD=JPY 86.4528)
Fees: JPY 15
Total Cost : 6.46% (from mid-rate: 0.012364)
Receive SGD $67 less than with  OFX logo OFX
This is the amount of money that could be received by your transfer at rate JPY/SGD=0.011567 and inclusive of the fee of JPY 15.

Travel Money JPY to SGD - Costs Compared

The below table shows an example of the margins and possible savings when you order travel money online with a currency specialist versus the average bank, kiosk or post office rate to buy foreign cash.

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Our other partners aren't publishing any live JPY/SGD rates right now.

You can calculate with the latest JPY/SGD market rate (Interbank mid-rate).

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 comparison calculators make shopping around easy and help you calculate how much you can save.

Why can't I just get the same JPY/SGD market rate I see on Google or in the Media?

When you look up the current Japanese yen to Singapore dollar exchange rate on the web the figure you find quoted on sites like google or mentioned on TV is commonly referred to as the mid-market rate.

Getting a great JPY to SGD mid-market rate is all about timing, so unless you are able to wait, watch and time the market this is largely beyond your control. This rate will go up and down with varying amounts of volatility depending on the currency pair.

This mid-market rate is really only a reference and is just the starting point for calculating the actual rate you will get for your transaction, luckily we can also use this same rate to determine how good a deal a rate that a provider offers you actually is.

You can use our JPY to SGD currency converter to calculate equivalent amounts in each currency using the latest mid-market exchange rates. Then choose your transaction type for specific Japanese yen cross rates and reviews of leading foreign exchange providers versus the Banks.

3. Currency News, Research and Forecasts for Japanese yen and Singapore dollar

Whenever you are interested in an exchange rate you are actually interested in two currencies due to the fact that the value of a currency is always determined quoted in comparison to another currency.

So it follows that if you are determining the best time to transact, in this case the JPY vs SGD, you should pay attention to both Japanese yen and Singapore dollar news and forecasts.

Japanese yen (JPY) - Market news and forecasts

A loss in April of nearly 3 percent relative to the dollar marked the yen’s worst monthly performance since November 2016. But even with that said, approaching the end of May, the yen was the best performing G10 currency of the year. USD/JPY traded in the mid-109s and EUR/JPY in the mid-127s.

Factors affecting the yen’s value in May included political instability in Europe (supportive of the yen), the recoupling of the dollar with US interest rate expectations (negative for the yen versus the dollar), and the announcement by Washington that it would be scrutinizing automobile imports, which is to say the return of global trade tensions (supportive of the yen).

The medium-term outlook for the yen is good, says Citibank, based on the potential in Japan for normalization of monetary policy. Citibank is forecasting a USD/JPY rate of 105 within 6-12 months.

Singapore dollar (SGD) - Market news and forecasts

In April, the Monetary Authority of Singapore said for the first time in six years that it would allow the Singapore dollar to appreciate. Unconventionally, the MAS manages monetary policy by managing the value of SGD. By allowing the currency to rise, it will effectively tighten policy in response to robust economic growth – 4.3% in the fourth quarter.

USD/SGD has, for the most part, followed the broader market for dollar pairs in 2018. The pair reached 1.3 in January for the first time since 2014 but since then has rallied. It was back to 1.4 in early May.

In early May, for the first time in nearly two years, the Singapore dollar broke parity with the Australian dollar. When last seen, AUD/SGD was at 0.998.

Based on a global macro model and analyst expectations, the team at TradingEconomics.com is forecasting USD/SGD at 1.37 at the end of April 2019.

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