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USD to JMD mid-rate = 128.2949

Right now the USD/JMD market mid-rate is 128.2949 and represents ideally how many Jamaican Dollar you can get for one United States Dollar.

You can calculate equivalent United States Dollar to Jamaican Dollar currency amounts (at mid-rate) below.

USD / JMD Converter


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1 United States Dollar equals
128.2949 Jamaican Dollar

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United States Dollar

Jamaican Dollar

1 USD 128.29 JMD
5 USD 641.47 JMD
10 USD 1,282.95 JMD
20 USD 2,565.90 JMD
50 USD 6,414.75 JMD
100 USD 12,829.49 JMD
250 USD 32,073.73 JMD
500 USD 64,147.45 JMD
1,000 USD 128,294.90 JMD
2,000 USD 256,589.80 JMD
5,000 USD 641,474.50 JMD
10,000 USD 1,282,949.00 JMD
50,000 USD 6,414,745.00 JMD
100,000 USD 12,829,490.00 JMD
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United States Dollar

Jamaican Dollar

0.0078 USD 1 JMD
0.0390 USD 5 JMD
0.0780 USD 10 JMD
0.1559 USD 20 JMD
0.3898 USD 50 JMD
0.7795 USD 100 JMD
1.9488 USD 250 JMD
3.8975 USD 500 JMD
7.7950 USD 1,000 JMD
15.59 USD 2,000 JMD
38.98 USD 5,000 JMD
77.95 USD 10,000 JMD
389.75 USD 50,000 JMD
779.50 USD 100,000 JMD
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United States Dollar to Jamaican Dollar (USD-JMD) - 10 Year History

The below table shows the historic variation in the USD/JMD 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
16 Dec 2018128.5000Latest
09 Dec 2018127.04001 Week+1.15%
16 Nov 2018125.96001 Month+2.02%
19 Jun 2018131.55496 Months-2.32%
16 Dec 2017125.71251 Year+2.22%
16 Dec 2016129.17272 Years-0.52%
17 Dec 2013103.51255 Years+24.14%
18 Dec 200878.567510 Years+63.55%

Best Rates for USD/JMD 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.


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

The USD/JMD 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 / JMD 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/JMD 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 JMD exchange rate

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

United States Dollar (USD) - Market news and forecasts

14-December-18: Against a basket of currencies, the US dollar struck an 18-month high in mid-December after negative political and economic developments weighed on rest-of-the-world currencies. At the time of writing, the dollar was showing trade-weighted appreciation of 6 percent for 2018 and was on course to gain in 10 of the year’s 12 months.

The dollar had strengthened to levels near $1.13 against the euro, which suffered due to disappointing eurozone economic data and Brexit-related uncertainties.

Brexit allowed the dollar to gain handsomely against the pound in 2018. On December-11, GBP/USD traded below 1.25 for the first time since early 2017.

The economic slowdown in China has also helped the dollar by creating safe haven flows into the US. The dollar has yet to reach the magic 7-yuan level but remains close to it, at levels near 6.9.

For 2019, JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley are both bearish the greenback. The banks remain skeptical over future Fed interest rate hikes and point to a possible US economic downturn in the second half of the year.

Scotiabank is forecasting EUR/USD at $1.30 by 2019 year-end, indicating a potential 13 percent decline in the dollar’s buying power.

Jamaican Dollar (JMD) - Market news and forecasts

No recent Jamaican Dollar market updates.


 

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