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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.


TRY to ZAR interbank exchange rate = 2.3811

This calculator converts amounts at the latest ZAR/TRY mid-rate or enter a rate to check the exchange rate you are being offered or already charged.


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Turkish Lira

South African Rand

1 TRY 2.3811 ZAR
5 TRY 11.91 ZAR
10 TRY 23.81 ZAR
20 TRY 47.62 ZAR
50 TRY 119.06 ZAR
100 TRY 238.11 ZAR
250 TRY 595.28 ZAR
500 TRY 1,190.55 ZAR
1,000 TRY 2,381.10 ZAR
2,000 TRY 4,762.20 ZAR
5,000 TRY 11,905.50 ZAR
10,000 TRY 23,811.00 ZAR
50,000 TRY 119,055.00 ZAR
100,000 TRY 238,110.00 ZAR
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Turkish Lira

South African Rand

0.4200 TRY 1 ZAR
2.1000 TRY 5 ZAR
4.2000 TRY 10 ZAR
8.4000 TRY 20 ZAR
21.00 TRY 50 ZAR
42.00 TRY 100 ZAR
105.00 TRY 250 ZAR
210.00 TRY 500 ZAR
420.00 TRY 1,000 ZAR
840.00 TRY 2,000 ZAR
2,100.00 TRY 5,000 ZAR
4,200.00 TRY 10,000 ZAR
21,000.00 TRY 50,000 ZAR
42,000.00 TRY 100,000 ZAR
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TRY/ZAR - Historical Trends

This table shows historic rates and trends of Turkish Lira to South African Rand over periods upto 10 years.

1 Day2.370712 May 2019
1 Week2.374806 May 2019
1 Month2.416313 Apr 2019
6 Months2.629614 Nov 2018
1 Year2.842613 May 2018
5 Years4.974514 May 2014
10 Years5.536815 May 2009

You can use our TRY interactive charts to check TRYZAR historic trends.

TRY/ZAR - 1 Year Trend

Outlook and forecasts for TRY and ZAR

Whenever you are researching a particular exchange rate you are actually interested in two currencies as exchange rates are the ratio between two currencies.

So it follows that if you are determining the best time to transact, in this case the TRY vs ZAR, you should pay attention to the forecasts and trends for both Turkish Lira and South African Rand:


Turkish Lira (TRY) outlook

In the second half of April, the lira slipped to its weakest level in 6 months against the dollar, at ₺5.83. It was 11.5 percent lower than its strongest level from January, but was 21.5 percent higher than its 2018 low (2018 was a crisis year for the lira).

In April, Turkey described a reform package aimed at lifting the economy out of recession. The package included billions injected into banks, reduced tax exemptions, lower corporate tax rates and a crackdown on the shadow economy; however, ratings agencies did not see many positives in the plans due to inadequate details.

TradingEconomics.com sees the lira quoted 5 percent weaker against the dollar in April 2020, at ₺6.14.


South African Rand (ZAR) outlook

2018 was a grim year for the rand: it lost 14 percent of its value against the US dollar and lost nearly 10 percent against the euro.

The rand started 2019 with a bang but began to falter in the latter stages of January after the South African Reserve Bank pointed to significant improvements in the inflation outlook and indicated that this meant it had less of an incentive to raise interest rates. The SARB predicted only one further increase in rates between now and the end of 2021, down from a predicted three increases in November.

At the time of writing (March-23), at an exchange rate of R14.5 per USD, the rand was bang in the centre of its September-January uptrend against the dollar, and similar could be said versus the euro (R16.4 per EUR).

This May’s general election might add some currency uncertainty given the divisions within South Africa's ruling ANC party but once the election dust has settled the rand will have benefitted, thinks a Standard Bank analyst, due to the “much-needed policy reforms” that the election will facilitate.

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

The TRY/ZAR mid-rate is the rate you will see quoted online 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 TRY / ZAR 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.

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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