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

 

Compare SGD/USD Exchange Rates

The below table is a snapshot of the costs charged by FX specialists and banks when making an International Money Transfer from SGD to USD. The total costs are calculated against the latest mid-market rate.

Foreign Transfer Providers
Ratings & Reviews
Receive USD($)Exchange RateFee SGDTotal CostTransfer ServicesTransfer SpeedDeal Links
 
WorldFirst logo
7,346 USD0.734600.39%Bank Transfers - Online & Phone1-2 days
 
OFX logo
7,295 USD0.729501.08%Bank Transfers - Online & Phone1-2 days
DBS Bank logo
7,212.99 USD0.7226182.2%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
HSBC logo
7,142.27 USD0.7153$153.16%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
Banks - Average Rate
DBS Bank logo Citibank logo HSBC logo OCBC Bank logo
7,135 USD0.7161183.26%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
OCBC Bank International Money Transfers
OCBC Bank logo
7,104.24 USD0.7176$1003.67%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
Citibank International Money Transfers
Citibank logo
7,078.5 USD0.7087124.02%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
WorldFirst: Foreign Transfer SGD→USD
SGD amount:$10,000 SGD
Fee:
Exchange Rate:0.7346 (0.39% from mid-rate)
USD amount:7,346 USD
Total Cost:0.39%
Time:1:08 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone
Rating:
 
: 4.6/5.0
Reviews:
 
OFX: Foreign Transfer SGD→USD
SGD amount:$10,000 SGD
Fee:0
Exchange Rate:0.7295 (1.08% from mid-rate)
USD amount:7,295 USD
Total Cost:1.08%
Difference:
$51 less than using WorldFirst
Time:
Rate Fetched: Mon Feb 18 2019 00:13:42 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
DBS Bank: Foreign Transfer SGD→USD
SGD amount:$10,000 SGD
Fee:18
Exchange Rate:0.7226 (2.02% from mid-rate)
USD amount:7,212.99 USD
Total Cost:2.2%
Difference:
$133 less than using WorldFirst
Time:1:08 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
HSBC: Foreign Transfer SGD→USD
SGD amount:$10,000 SGD
Fee:$15 SGD (.15%)
Exchange Rate:0.7153 (3.01% from mid-rate)
USD amount:7,142.27 USD
Total Cost:3.16%
Difference:
$204 less than using WorldFirst
Time:1:08 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate
DBS Bank logo Citibank logo HSBC logo OCBC Bank logo

Foreign Transfer SGD→USD
SGD amount:$10,000 SGD
Fee:18
Exchange Rate:0.7167 (2.82% from mid-rate)
USD amount:7,135 USD
Total Cost:3.26%
Difference:
$211 less than using WorldFirst
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
OCBC Bank: Foreign Transfer SGD→USD
SGD amount:$10,000 SGD
Fee:$100 SGD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.7176 (2.7% from mid-rate)
USD amount:7,104.24 USD
Total Cost:3.67%
Difference:
$242 less than using WorldFirst
Time:1:08 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
Citibank: Foreign Transfer SGD→USD
SGD amount:$10,000 SGD
Fee:12
Exchange Rate:0.7087 (3.91% from mid-rate)
USD amount:7,078.5 USD
Total Cost:4.02%
Difference:
$267 less than using WorldFirst
Time:1:08 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
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Rate snapshot: 02/18/2019

SGD to USD mid-rate = 0.7378

Right now the SGD/USD market mid-rate is 0.7378 and represents ideally how many United States Dollar you can get for one Singapore Dollar.

This SGD/USD Converter calculates equivalent Singapore Dollar to United States Dollar amounts at the market mid-rate:

SGD / USD mid-rate converter


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1 Singapore Dollar equals
0.7378 United States Dollar

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Singapore Dollar

United States Dollar

1 SGD 0.7378 USD
5 SGD 3.6890 USD
10 SGD 7.3780 USD
20 SGD 14.76 USD
50 SGD 36.89 USD
100 SGD 73.78 USD
250 SGD 184.45 USD
500 SGD 368.90 USD
1,000 SGD 737.80 USD
2,000 SGD 1,475.60 USD
5,000 SGD 3,689.00 USD
10,000 SGD 7,378.00 USD
50,000 SGD 36,890.00 USD
100,000 SGD 73,780.00 USD
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Singapore Dollar

United States Dollar

1.3555 SGD 1 USD
6.7775 SGD 5 USD
13.56 SGD 10 USD
27.11 SGD 20 USD
67.78 SGD 50 USD
135.55 SGD 100 USD
338.88 SGD 250 USD
677.75 SGD 500 USD
1,355.50 SGD 1,000 USD
2,711.00 SGD 2,000 USD
6,777.50 SGD 5,000 USD
13,555.00 SGD 10,000 USD
67,775.00 SGD 50,000 USD
135,550.00 SGD 100,000 USD
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Singapore Dollar to United States Dollar (SGD-USD) - 10 Year History

The below table shows the historic variation in the SGD/USD exchange rate over the last 10 years. The percentage change is the difference from the date shown to present. This lets you decide if the current rate is in your favour. You can also view our various charts of SGD versus other currencies : SGD historical charts.

DateExchange RatePeriodChange
17 Feb 20190.7370Latest
10 Feb 20190.73761 Week-0.08%
18 Jan 20190.73601 Month+0.14%
21 Aug 20180.73246 Months+0.63%
17 Feb 20180.76221 Year-3.31%
17 Feb 20170.70492 Years+4.55%
18 Feb 20140.79295 Years-7.05%
19 Feb 20090.655210 Years+12.48%

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

The SGD/USD 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 SGD / USD was traded (bought or sold) in the international markets.

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.

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

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

The three things you need in order to get a good SGD to USD exchange rate

  1. Know the latest SGD/USD market mid-rate. The closer your final exchange rate is to this real market rate the better deal you are getting. You should also judge how the current rate compares to the historic rate over the past 10 years.
  2. Compare your Bank's transaction costs to several licensed FX providers, remember to compare 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 and currencies, if available.

Currency news and forecasts for Singapore Dollar and United States Dollar

Whenever you are researching a particular exchange rate you are actually interested in two currencies as the value of a currency must always be quoted relative to a second currency.

So it follows that if you are determining the best time to transact, in this case the SGD vs USD, you should pay attention to both Singapore Dollar and United States Dollar news and forecasts.

Singapore Dollar (SGD) - Market news and forecasts

4-Jan-2019: 2018 was a steady year for the Singapore dollar. It lost out marginally against the US dollar (S$1.363) with a decline of 2 percent, but that was offset by a gain of nearly 3 percent against the euro (S$1.563). The Singapore dollar was especially strong last year against the Australian dollar, relative to which it climbed 8.5 percent to a 10-year high (AUD/SGD low) of S$0.961.

With Singapore being a small, trade-dependent country, prime risks to the SGD for 2019 will include a re-emergence of trade tensions between China and the US, and/or a global economic slowdown — the latter was a real possibility at the time of writing if economic data, higher interest rates, tumbling stock prices and earnings warnings from the world’s largest companies were anything to go by.

SGD will dip slightly in early 2019, an analyst at Singaporean bank OCBC said in January, before the “confluence of an uncertain Fed and a stabilization in China allows for a more sustained uptrend.” Don’t expect too much in the way of appreciation, though. The analyst argued for a floor under USD/SGD at S$1.30, indicative of potential SGD strength worth 5 percent from January’s opening rate.

United States Dollar (USD) - Market news and forecasts

26-January-19: 2018 was a reasonable year for the dollar. Measured by the US Dollar Index, the greenback appreciated by 4 percent, which was much better than 2017’s 10 percent loss. It was, though, something of a stuttering end to 2018 and the dollar has had mixed fortunes in early 2019.

In December, after lifting US interest rates to 2.25-2.5 percent, the Fed lowered its expectations for future hikes due to so-called “cross currents” (China, Brexit, trade wars etc.). Skepticism among analysts over future Fed hikes has for some time been the main reason for dollar pessimism for 2019, but now, there is also the prospect of a US economic slowdown to contend with.

“A slowdown in the economy is likely to weigh on USD particularly in the second half of this year,” a CIBC researcher said in January.

Of the same opinion was an expert at ING, who argued that the dollar is soon to “embark on a gradual long-term bearish trend.”

January’s extended US government shutdown also has dollar-negative ramifications. Not only is the shutdown likely to hit first-quarter GDP growth, disagreements within Congress bode poorly for the future of potentially inflationary fiscal spending.

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