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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.


USD to BSD mid-rate = 1

Right now the USD/BSD market mid-rate is 1 and represents ideally how many Bahamian Dollar you can get for one United States Dollar.

Looking for BSD travel money? Then it is important to note that the Bahamian Dollar is a closed currency. Which means that you will not be able to purchase the currency before departure and will need to buy it upon arrival. For more information and a full list of closed currencies read our guide: What is a closed currency?

A good solution for closed currencies is to use a pre-paid travel card to avoid carrying large amounts of cash and also minimise ATM fees - Compare Travel Cards

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

USD / BSD mid-rate converter


1 United States Dollar equals
1 Bahamian Dollar

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United States Dollar

Bahamian Dollar

1 USD 1.0000 BSD
5 USD 5.0000 BSD
10 USD 10.00 BSD
20 USD 20.00 BSD
50 USD 50.00 BSD
100 USD 100.00 BSD
250 USD 250.00 BSD
500 USD 500.00 BSD
1,000 USD 1,000.00 BSD
2,000 USD 2,000.00 BSD
5,000 USD 5,000.00 BSD
10,000 USD 10,000.00 BSD
50,000 USD 50,000.00 BSD
100,000 USD 100,000.00 BSD
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United States Dollar

Bahamian Dollar

1.0000 USD 1 BSD
5.0000 USD 5 BSD
10.00 USD 10 BSD
20.00 USD 20 BSD
50.00 USD 50 BSD
100.00 USD 100 BSD
250.00 USD 250 BSD
500.00 USD 500 BSD
1,000.00 USD 1,000 BSD
2,000.00 USD 2,000 BSD
5,000.00 USD 5,000 BSD
10,000.00 USD 10,000 BSD
50,000.00 USD 50,000 BSD
100,000.00 USD 100,000 BSD
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United States Dollar to Bahamian Dollar (USD-BSD) - 10 Year History

The below table shows the historic variation in the USD/BSD 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
17 Feb 20191.0000Latest
10 Feb 20191.00001 Week0%
18 Jan 20191.00001 Month0%
21 Aug 20181.00006 Months0%
17 Feb 20181.00001 Year0%
17 Feb 20171.00002 Years0%
18 Feb 20141.00005 Years0%
19 Feb 20091.000010 Years0%

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

The USD/BSD 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 / BSD 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/BSD 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 USD to BSD exchange rate

  1. Know the latest USD/BSD 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 United States Dollar and Bahamian 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 USD vs BSD, you should pay attention to both United States Dollar and Bahamian Dollar news and forecasts.

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.

Bahamian Dollar (BSD) - Market news and forecasts

No recent Bahamian Dollar market updates.

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