Comparing USD/IDR Exchange Rates
You should always check the total cost for any exchange rate you are provided by banks or FX specialists. These exchange rates almost always contain a margin from the wholesale USD/IDR rate ( interbank mid-rate) plus fixed or percentage fees.
These margins and fees can vary significantly for USD to IDR International Money Transfers, Travel Money and prepaid multi-currency Travel Card transactions. Note the total cost will also vary on the currencies and total amount being exchanged.
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US dollar to Indonesian rupiah - Quick Convert
|$ 1||Rp 14,132|
|$ 5||Rp 70,658|
|$ 10||Rp 141,315|
|$ 20||Rp 282,630|
|$ 50||Rp 706,575|
|$ 100||Rp 1,413,150|
|$ 250||Rp 3,532,875|
|$ 500||Rp 7,065,750|
|$ 1,000||Rp 14,131,500|
|$ 2,000||Rp 28,263,000|
|$ 5,000||Rp 70,657,500|
|$ 10,000||Rp 141,315,000|
|$ 50,000||Rp 706,575,000|
|$ 100,000||Rp 1,413,150,000|
Calculate other USD/IDR amounts (from or to) at mid-market with our USD to IDR Calculator .
US dollar and Indonesian rupiah News
When determining the best time to make a foreign exchange transaction, in this case the USD vs IDR, you should pay attention to the recent market trends for both currencies.
US dollar (USD)
Indonesian rupiah (IDR)
In 2021 the rupiah has been rocked by market volatility as investors bet on a U.S. recovery.
IDR had a good 2020 gaining favour from bank commentators such as HSBC due to the attraction of the carry trade - the ability to earn higher interest when holding IDR versus other major currencies.
Migrant workers from Asia’s developing countries, such as Indonesia, have been sending home record amounts of money in recent months, defying pandemic expectations and propping up home economies at a critical time.
However, it appears workers are just sending money home in advance of their own return due to a bleak job market, particularly in the Middle East.
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How to get Good USD to IDR Exchange Rates
There are two important ways to save on Foreign Exchange, the first is minimising unnecessary or excessive costs and fees, and the other is to transact when the exchange rate is in your favour.
Reduce Excessive costs and fees
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).
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.
What is a good USD to IDR exchange rate?
This is always a difficult question as exchange rates are influenced by many factors, so a good method to consider the US dollar vs Indonesian rupiah current value is to look the USD/IDR historic rate and change over a range of periods.
The following table looks at the change in the USD to IDR exchange rate over periods from the previous week back to the last 10 years.
30 Apr 2021
|2.2% ▼||1 Week|
07 Apr 2021
|3% ▼||30 Days|
06 Feb 2021
|0.9% ▲||90 Days|
07 May 2020
|5.6% ▼||1 Year|
08 May 2016
|5.8% ▲||5 Years|
10 May 2011
|65.2% ▲||10 Years|
USD/IDR 10 year historic rates & change to 07-May-2021 : 14131.50
Will the US dollar rise against the Indonesian rupiah?
It is almost impossible to predict what an exchange rate will do in the future, the best approach is to monitor the currency markets and transact when an exchange rate moves in your favour.
To help with this you can add USD/IDR to your BestExchangeRates My Rates Watchlist to track and benefit from currency movements.
Rather than requiring you to set a target rate, our FX Alerts work differently.
Once you add a currency pair for tracking in your watchlist we will automatically check the exchange rate for any UP▲ or DOWN▼ move over a range of periods over the recent 90 days.