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USD to HKD - Rate Guide

United States Dollar to Hong Kong 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.

 

USD/HKD trend & alerts

1 USD = 7.845 HKD

USD/HKD was steady at the 90 day average 7.8355. There are currently no alerts.
 

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USD/HKD Exchange Rates and Providers Compared

This guide to the United States Dollar to Hong Kong Dollar exchange rate with 90-day chart & alerts, historic rates, forecasts and USD to HKD comparison tables for foreign transfers and travel money rates and fees on offer by banks and foreign exchange providers. Calculate amounts and rate margins with the USD/HKD 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 USD/HKD International Money Transfers. Costs are calculated against the current interbank mid-rate.

 

USD to HKD International Money Transfers

  

Foreign Transfer ProvidersReceive HKD(HK$)Exchange RateFee USDTotal CostDeal Links
OFX logo
HK$76,908
Best Overall
7.69080^1.97%
XE logo
HK$77,469
HK$561 more
7.746901.25%
Wells Fargo Bank logo
HK$75,234
HK$1,674 less
7.537184.1%
HSBC logo
HK$75,180
HK$1,728 less
7.5293U$154.17%
Banks - Average Rate
Bank of America logo U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo HSBC logo
HK$74,721
HK$2,187 less
7.5158154.75%
Bank of America International Money Transfers
Bank of America logo
HK$74,235
HK$2,673 less
7.4985U$1005.37%
U.S. Bank International Money Transfers
U.S. Bank logo
HK$74,235
HK$2,673 less
7.4985U$1005.37%
 

OFX logo

OFX: Foreign Transfer USD→HKD
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:0^ - No fees for BestExchangeRates users (normally $12 for smaller transfers)
Exchange Rate:7.6908 (1.97% from mid-rate)
To Amount (HKD) HK$76,908
Total Cost:1.97%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Wed Oct 16 2019 17:02:40 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
 

XE logo

XE: Foreign Transfer USD→HKD
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:
Exchange Rate:7.7469 (1.25% from mid-rate)
To Amount (HKD) HK$77,469
Total Cost:1.25%
Difference:
HK$561 HKD more than using OFX
Time:18:00 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone
Rating:
 
: 3.5/5.0
Reviews:
 

Wells Fargo Bank logo

Wells Fargo Bank: Foreign Transfer USD→HKD
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:18
Exchange Rate:7.5370 (3.93% from mid-rate)
To Amount (HKD) HK$75,234
Total Cost:4.1%
Difference:
HK$1,674 HKD less than using OFX
Time:18:00 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

HSBC logo

HSBC: Foreign Transfer USD→HKD
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:U$15 USD (.15%)
Exchange Rate:7.5293 (4.02% from mid-rate)
To Amount (HKD) HK$75,180
Total Cost:4.17%
Difference:
HK$1,728 HKD less than using OFX
Time:18:00 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Foreign Transfer USD→HKD
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:7.4831 (4.61% from mid-rate)
To Amount (HKD) HK$74,721
Total Cost:4.75%
Difference:
HK$2,187 HKD less than using OFX
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
 

Bank of America logo

Bank of America: Foreign Transfer USD→HKD
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:U$100 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:7.4985 (4.42% from mid-rate)
To Amount (HKD) HK$74,235
Total Cost:5.37%
Difference:
HK$2,673 HKD less than using OFX
Time:18:00 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

U.S. Bank logo

U.S. Bank: Foreign Transfer USD→HKD
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:U$100 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:7.4985 (4.42% from mid-rate)
To Amount (HKD) HK$74,235
Total Cost:5.37%
Difference:
HK$2,673 HKD less than using OFX
Time:18:00 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 10/16/2019 - See full table

Example of the margins and possible savings when you order travel money online with a currency specialist rather than in-person from banks and currency kiosks.

Travel Money ProvidersAmount HKD(HK$)Exchange RateFee USDTotal CostDeal Links
U.S. Bank Foreign Currency
U.S. Bank logo
HK$7,343.3
Compare
7.343306.4%
Banks - Average Rate
U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo
HK$7,270
HK$73 less
7.3433U$107.33%
Wells Fargo Bank logo
HK$7,196.43
HK$147 less
7.3433U$208.27%
Travelex Online US logo
HK$7,016.2
HK$327 less
7.01620^10.56%
 

U.S. Bank logo

U.S. Bank: Travel Money USD→HKD
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:0
Exchange Rate:7.3433 (6.4% from mid-rate)
To Amount (HKD) HK$7,343.3
Total Cost:6.4%
Time:18:00 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Travel Money USD→HKD
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:U$10 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:6.8644 (12.5% from mid-rate)
To Amount (HKD) HK$7,270
Total Cost:7.33%
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
 

Wells Fargo Bank logo

Wells Fargo Bank: Travel Money USD→HKD
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:U$20 USD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:7.3433 (6.4% from mid-rate)
To Amount (HKD) HK$7,196.43
Total Cost:8.27%
Time:18:00 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Travelex Online US logo

Travelex Online US: Travel Money USD→HKD
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:$0 - No fees for Debit & Credit Cards
Exchange Rate:7.0162 (10.56% from mid-rate)
To Amount (HKD) HK$7,016.2
Total Cost:10.56%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Wed Oct 16 2019 18:00:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:FREE Home delivery & Branch pickup
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
 
: 4.3/5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 10/16/2019 - See full table

USD / HKD converter & margin calculator

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Foreign Transfers Travel Money

United States Dollar

Hong Kong Dollar

1 USD 7.8450 HKD
5 USD 39.23 HKD
10 USD 78.45 HKD
20 USD 156.90 HKD
50 USD 392.25 HKD
100 USD 784.50 HKD
250 USD 1,961.25 HKD
500 USD 3,922.50 HKD
1,000 USD 7,845.00 HKD
2,000 USD 15,690.00 HKD
5,000 USD 39,225.00 HKD
10,000 USD 78,450.00 HKD
50,000 USD 392,250.00 HKD
100,000 USD 784,500.00 HKD
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United States Dollar

Hong Kong Dollar

0.1275 USD 1 HKD
0.6375 USD 5 HKD
1.2750 USD 10 HKD
2.5500 USD 20 HKD
6.3750 USD 50 HKD
12.75 USD 100 HKD
31.88 USD 250 HKD
63.75 USD 500 HKD
127.50 USD 1,000 HKD
255.00 USD 2,000 HKD
637.50 USD 5,000 HKD
1,275.00 USD 10,000 HKD
6,375.00 USD 50,000 HKD
12,750.00 USD 100,000 HKD
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USD/HKD - Historical Trends

This table shows historic rates and trends of United States Dollar to Hong Kong Dollar over periods upto 10 years.

PeriodChange*USD/HKDDate
7 Day0%7.845209 Oct 2019
30 Day+0.3%7.819416 Sep 2019
3 Month+0.4%7.815318 Jul 2019
1 Year+0.1%7.837216 Oct 2018
5 Year+1.1%7.757617 Oct 2014
10 Year+1.2%7.750218 Oct 2009

*For period to 16-Oct 21UTC when USD/HKD was 7.8447

You can use our USD interactive charts to check USDHKD historic trends.

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USD and HKD in the Markets

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

United States Dollar (USD)

The US dollar has held its value this year despite a serious escalation in US-China trade tensions, mainly because the greenback is still considered a safer currency to own than most others. After grim employment data on June-7, the Dollar Index was up 0.5 percent on the year (it had fallen 2 percent from May’s 2-year high).

As in other parts of the world, interest rate cuts are now expected in the US following a drastic shift in economic forecasts. At least two Fed cuts are expected this year, with the first most likely to come in July.

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

Read more in the article USD Forecasts.

 

Hong Kong Dollar (HKD)

The Hong Kong dollar has gained value in 2019 despite the recent protests and also serious escalation in US-China trade tensions, mainly because the US dollar, to which HKD is pegged, is attracting safe-haven inflows. By May-17, against a basket of important currencies, HKD was worth 2 percent more year-to-date, and was only 0.5 percent away from making a 2-year high.

HKD was doing particularly well against the Australian dollar. It was, at the time of writing, valued 18 percent higher than 2018 lows against AUD and needed only a further 2.3 percent to reach a 10-year high. Though HKD was meeting significant resistance in mid-May at the 5.4 per AUD level, a break of this could spark significant appreciation.

Read more in the article HKD Forecasts.

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