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USD to AUD mid-rate = 1.3855

Right now the USD/AUD market mid-rate is 1.3855 and represents ideally how many Australian Dollar you can get for one United States Dollar.

You can calculate equivalent United States Dollar to Australian Dollar currency amounts (at mid-rate) below. Then select the transaction type to compare the best exchange rates available for USD to AUD transfers or buying AUD travel money.

USD / AUD Converter


$USD


$AUD
1 United States Dollar equals
1.3855 Australian Dollar

Compare how much you can save on
USD/AUD exchange rates for:

Foreign Transfers Travel Cash/Cards

 
 
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United States Dollar

Australian Dollar

1 USD 1.3855 AUD
5 USD 6.9275 AUD
10 USD 13.86 AUD
20 USD 27.71 AUD
50 USD 69.28 AUD
100 USD 138.55 AUD
250 USD 346.38 AUD
500 USD 692.75 AUD
1,000 USD 1,385.50 AUD
2,000 USD 2,771.00 AUD
5,000 USD 6,927.50 AUD
10,000 USD 13,855.00 AUD
50,000 USD 69,275.00 AUD
100,000 USD 138,550.00 AUD
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United States Dollar

Australian Dollar

0.7218 USD 1 AUD
3.6090 USD 5 AUD
7.2180 USD 10 AUD
14.44 USD 20 AUD
36.09 USD 50 AUD
72.18 USD 100 AUD
180.45 USD 250 AUD
360.90 USD 500 AUD
721.80 USD 1,000 AUD
1,443.60 USD 2,000 AUD
3,609.00 USD 5,000 AUD
7,218.00 USD 10,000 AUD
36,090.00 USD 50,000 AUD
72,180.00 USD 100,000 AUD
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United States Dollar to Australian Dollar (USD-AUD) - 10 Year History

The below table shows the historic variation in the USD/AUD 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 USD versus other currencies : USD historical charts.

DateExchange RatePeriodChange
09 Dec 20181.3873Latest
02 Dec 20181.35611 Week+2.3%
09 Nov 20181.38311 Month+0.3%
12 Jun 20181.32036 Months+5.07%
09 Dec 20171.33171 Year+4.18%
09 Dec 20161.34212 Years+3.37%
10 Dec 20131.09355 Years+26.87%
11 Dec 20081.490810 Years-6.94%

Best Rates for USD/AUD Transfers and Travel Money

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

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 USD to AUD.

Compare USD to AUD Foreign Transfers vs the Banks

ProvidersAmount AUDExchange RateFee USDTotal CostTransfer SpeedTransfer ServicesReviewsDeal Links
OFX logoOFX
$13,796 AUD
Top Provider
1.37960^0.4%1-2 daysOnline, Bank Account to Bank Account
 
WorldFirst logoWorldFirst
$13,796 AUD1.379600.4%1-2 daysOnline, Bank Account to Bank Account
 
Wells Fargo Bank logoWells Fargo Bank
$13,075 AUD
$AUD721 less
1.3099185.6%2-3 daysOnline, Branch, Bank Account to Bank Account
HSBC logoHSBC
$13,066 AUD
$AUD730 less
1.3086$155.67%2-3 daysOnline, Branch, Bank Account to Bank Account
Banks - Average Rate
Bank of America logo U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo HSBC logo
$12,986.25 AUD
$AUD810 less
1.3062156.24%2-3 daysOnline, Branch, Bank Account to Bank Account
Bank of America logoBank of America
$12,902 AUD
$AUD894 less
1.3032$1006.85%2-3 daysOnline, Branch, Bank Account to Bank Account
U.S. Bank logoU.S. Bank
$12,902 AUD
$AUD894 less
1.3032$1006.85%2-3 daysOnline, Branch, Bank Account to Bank Account
 
OFX: Foreign Transfer USD→AUD
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:0^ - No fees for BestExchangeRates users (normally $12 for smaller transfers)
Exchange Rate:1.3796 (0.4% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:$13,796 AUD
Total Cost:0.4%
Time:
Rate Fetched: 6:07 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Online, Bank Account to Bank Account
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
WorldFirst: Foreign Transfer USD→AUD
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:
Exchange Rate:1.3796 (0.4% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:$13,796 AUD
Total Cost:0.4%
Time:6:07 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Online, Bank Account to Bank Account
Rating:
 
: 4.6/5.0
Reviews:
Wells Fargo Bank: Foreign Transfer USD→AUD
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:18
Exchange Rate:1.3099 (5.43% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:$13,075 AUD
Total Cost:5.6%
Difference:
$AUD721 AUD less than using OFX
Time:6:07 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Account to Bank Account
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
HSBC: Foreign Transfer USD→AUD
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:$15 USD (.15%)
Exchange Rate:1.3086 (5.52% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:$13,066 AUD
Total Cost:5.67%
Difference:
$AUD730 AUD less than using OFX
Time:6:07 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Account to Bank Account
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate
Bank of America logo U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo HSBC logo

Foreign Transfer USD→AUD
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:1.3005 (6.11% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:$12,986.25 AUD
Total Cost:6.24%
Difference:
$AUD810 AUD less than using OFX
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Account to Bank Account
Bank of America: Foreign Transfer USD→AUD
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:$100 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.3032 (5.91% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:$12,902 AUD
Total Cost:6.85%
Difference:
$AUD894 AUD less than using OFX
Time:6:07 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Account to Bank Account
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
U.S. Bank: Foreign Transfer USD→AUD
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:$100 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.3032 (5.91% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:$12,902 AUD
Total Cost:6.85%
Difference:
$AUD894 AUD less than using OFX
Time:6:07 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Account to Bank Account
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Sending a LARGER foreign transfer? Shop-around with multiple providers Get Quotes
Total Cost = provider fees + exchange rate margin vs USD/AUD mid-rate: 1.3851
Rates @ 12/10/2018

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.

Compare USD to AUD Travel Money Exchange Rates vs the Banks

ProvidersAmount AUDExchange RateFee USDTotal CostReviewsDeal Links
Wells Fargo Bank logoWells Fargo Bank
$1296.83 AUD
Top Provider
1.3233$206.37%
Banks - Average Rate
U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo
$1296.67 AUD
$AUD0.16 less
1.3099$106.38%
U.S. Bank logoU.S. Bank
$1296.50 AUD
$AUD0.33 less
1.296506.4%
Travelex Online US logoTravelex Online US
$1219.40 AUD
$AUD77 less
1.21940^11.96%
 
Wells Fargo Bank: Travel Money USD→AUD
USD amount:$1,000 USD
Fee:$20 USD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:1.3233 (4.46% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:$1296.83 AUD
Total Cost:6.37%
Time:6:07 Local
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate
U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo

Travel Money USD→AUD
USD amount:$1,000 USD
Fee:$10 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.2120 (12.5% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:$1296.67 AUD
Total Cost:6.38%
U.S. Bank: Travel Money USD→AUD
USD amount:$1,000 USD
Fee:0
Exchange Rate:1.2965 (6.4% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:$1296.50 AUD
Total Cost:6.4%
Time:6:07 Local
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
Travelex Online US: Travel Money USD→AUD
USD amount:$1,000 USD
Fee:$0 - No fees for Debit & Credit Cards
Exchange Rate:1.2194 (11.96% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:$1219.40 AUD
Total Cost:11.96%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Mon Dec 10 2018 04:00:05 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Rating:
 
: 4.3/5.0
Reviews:
 
Sending a LARGER foreign transfer? Shop-around with multiple providers Get Quotes
Total Cost = provider fees + exchange rate margin vs USD/AUD mid-rate: 1.3851
Rates @ 12/10/2018

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

The USD/AUD 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 USD / AUD 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 USD/AUD midrate the better deal you are getting.

USD to AUD mid-rate on google

USD to AUD mid-rate on google search

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 USD to AUD exchange rate

  1. Know the latest USD/AUD 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, Research and Forecasts for United States Dollar and Australian 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 must always be quoted in comparison to a second currency.

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

United States Dollar (USD) - Market news and forecasts

2018 has been a good year for the dollar; certainly much better than 2017, in which the world’s reserve currency lost 10 percent of its value on a trade-weighted basis. Entering the third week of November 2018, the dollar stood nearly 5 percent higher than its level on January 1st. The dollar benefitted in the month leading up to this report from Brexit uncertainty in Europe and from a collapse in the oil market, which saw its value rise against petro-currencies.

Seasonality becomes an important supporting factor for the dollar approaching year-end, and especially in November. Since 2010, the dollar has averaged trade-weighted gains of 1.8 percent in November and 0.2 percent in December.

In September, Citibank said of the dollar’s 6-12-month outlook that 3-4 percent upside was likely, followed by an 11 percent loss in the long term. It predicted EUR/USD climbing as high as $1.30, from levels in the high $1.13s at the time of writing.

Like Citi, ING remain long-term bearish on the dollar. ING isn't ruling out interventions and jawboning from Washington aimed at weakening the dollar. President Trump clearly would like a far weaker currency.

J.P. Morgan said in November that the dollar would be worth slightly more in the first half of 2019, before weakening slightly in the second half of the year.

Australian Dollar (AUD) - Market news and forecasts

November-26: In the weeks leading up to this report, the Australian dollar was among the best performing global currencies. A broader 2018 view will, though, show a currency that is struggling. The good news is that the Aussie’s prospects for 2019 remain good.

Important for AUD in November was the break of an important technical trendline that demarcated the 2018 downtrend. Between January and late October, the currency lost nearly 14 percent against the US dollar to trade at a 2-1/2-year low of $0.702. It had recovered by the time of this report into the $0.72s. Similar could be said of AUD’s performance against the euro.

Easing trade tensions between the US and China was another big positive for AUD in November.

Inaction on interest rates from the RBA has lended itself to lower AUD exchange rates but this will change next year. The inevitability of higher Australian interest rates will become the narrative in mid-2019, thinks Citibank, and this will drive capital into AUD and force its price up to $0.77. CIBC expressed a similar view in November, albeit with a slightly lower mid-19 forecast of $0.76.


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