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SGD to USD - Rate Guide

Singapore Dollar to United States Dollar 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.

 

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1 SGD = 0.7404 USD

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SGD to USD - Trading Range (90 Day)
ALERT: 14-DAY LOWS 🔔 |
SGD/USD at 0.7399 is trading 0.4% above the 90-day average 0.7366 with a range 0.7282 to 0.7436. ALERT: SGD/USD has dropped to 14-DAY LOWS.
23-Jan-2020 16:NY 21:LON 08:SYD+1d

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SGD/USD Exchange Rates and Providers Compared

This guide to the Singapore Dollar to United States Dollar exchange rate with 90-day chart & alerts, historic rates, forecasts and SGD to USD comparison tables for foreign transfers and travel money rates and fees on offer by banks and foreign exchange providers. If you want to calculate equivalent amounts in foreign currencies or rate margins then use our SGD/USD Quick Calculator.

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 SGD/USD International Money Transfers. Costs are calculated against the current interbank mid-rate.

 
  

SGD to USD International Money Transfers

  

Foreign Transfer ProvidersReceive USD(U$)Exchange RateFee SGDTotal CostDeal Links
TransferWise logo
U$7,359.280.7397S$510.6%
OFX logo
U$7,3450.73450 for BER users (normally $15)0.8%
DBS Bank logo
U$7,194.030.7207182.84%
OCBC Bank International Money Transfers
OCBC Bank logo
U$7,131.960.7204S$1003.67%
Banks - Average Rate
DBS Bank logo Citibank logo HSBC logo OCBC Bank logo
U$7,1270.7153183.74%
HSBC logo
U$7,123.30.7134S$153.79%
Citibank International Money Transfers
Citibank logo
U$7,059.520.7068124.65%
WorldRemit logo
Your amount above the WorldRemit SGD2000 maximum
 
TransferWise logo
TransferWise: Foreign Transfer SGD→USD
From Amount (SGD)S$10,000
Fee:S$51 SGD (0.5% + S$1)
Exchange Rate:0.7397 (0.09% from mid-rate)
To Amount (USD) U$7,359.28
Total Cost:0.6%
Time:1:10 Local
Transfer Speed:0-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.6/5.0
Reviews:
 
OFX logo
OFX: Foreign Transfer SGD→USD
From Amount (SGD)S$10,000
Fee:0 for BER users (normally $15)
Exchange Rate:0.7345 (0.8% from mid-rate)
To Amount (USD) U$7,345
Total Cost:0.8%
Difference:
U$14 USD less than using TransferWise
Time:
Rate Fetched: 1:10 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
 
DBS Bank logo
DBS Bank: Foreign Transfer SGD→USD
From Amount (SGD)S$10,000
Fee:18
Exchange Rate:0.7207 (2.66% from mid-rate)
To Amount (USD) U$7,194.03
Total Cost:2.84%
Difference:
U$165 USD less than using TransferWise
Time:1:10 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
OCBC Bank logo
OCBC Bank: Foreign Transfer SGD→USD
From Amount (SGD)S$10,000
Fee:S$100 SGD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.7204 (2.7% from mid-rate)
To Amount (USD) U$7,131.96
Total Cost:3.67%
Difference:
U$227 USD less than using TransferWise
Time:1:10 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Banks - Average Rate
Foreign Transfer SGD→USD
From Amount (SGD)S$10,000
Fee:18
Exchange Rate:0.7149 (3.44% from mid-rate)
To Amount (USD) U$7,127
Total Cost:3.74%
Difference:
U$232 USD less than using TransferWise
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
 
HSBC logo
HSBC: Foreign Transfer SGD→USD
From Amount (SGD)S$10,000
Fee:S$15 SGD (.15%)
Exchange Rate:0.7134 (3.65% from mid-rate)
To Amount (USD) U$7,123.3
Total Cost:3.79%
Difference:
U$236 USD less than using TransferWise
Time:1:10 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Citibank logo
Citibank: Foreign Transfer SGD→USD
From Amount (SGD)S$10,000
Fee:12
Exchange Rate:0.7068 (4.54% from mid-rate)
To Amount (USD) U$7,059.52
Total Cost:4.65%
Difference:
U$300 USD less than using TransferWise
Time:1:10 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
WorldRemit logo
WorldRemit: Foreign Transfer SGD→USD
From Amount (SGD)S$10,000
Fee:
Transfer Speed:1 day
Services:Bank Transfers & Cash Pickup - Online only
Rating:
 
: 4.5/5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 01/24/2020 - See full table

SGD and USD in the Markets

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

Singapore Dollar (SGD)

Singapore was added to a US watchlist of suspected currency manipulators in May. Though that means little right now in terms of economic implications, it created some negative sentiment that spurred a rise in USD/SGD to a 6-month high (SGD low) of S$1.384.

Overall, it’s been a mixed 2019 for the Singapore dollar, with small gains (<2 percent) against the euro and Australian dollar, but small losses against the US dollar and pound.

In May, SGD was pressured by data showing core inflation at a 1-year low, by an escalation in US-China trade tensions, and after Singapore’s Ministry of Trade and Industry downgraded 2019 growth forecasts. At 1.2 percent, quarterly growth in the Lion City has slowed to its lowest level in a decade.

All said, the Monetary Authority of Singapore will, at best, keep monetary policy unchanged when it next meets in October (there's a chance it could turn dovish).

Read more in the article SGD Forecasts.

 

United States Dollar (USD)

The US dollar held its value in 2019 despite a serious escalation in US-China trade tensions, mainly because the greenback is still considered a safer currency to own than most others.

At its October meeting the Federal Reserve cut the target range for the federal funds rate to 1.5-1.75 percent, the third rate cut so far this year, amid soft inflation indicators and general worries about the economy. However the central bank also signaled a pause in the easing cycle.

Taking the blame for the economic downturn is US President Donald Trump, whose trade war policies have set a ball rolling that could wipe $455bn from global output according to the IMF.

For more USD bank forecasts and cross-rate trends read the report USD trends and forecasts.

Read more in the article USD Forecasts.

Why can't I just get the SGD/USD 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 SGD / USD 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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