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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 JMD mid-rate = 133.1542

Right now the USD/JMD market mid-rate is 133.1542 and represents ideally how many Jamaican Dollar you can get for one United States Dollar.

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

USD / JMD mid-rate converter


1 United States Dollar equals
133.1542 Jamaican Dollar

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USD/JMD exchange rates for:

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United States Dollar

Jamaican Dollar

1 USD 133.15 JMD
5 USD 665.77 JMD
10 USD 1,331.54 JMD
20 USD 2,663.08 JMD
50 USD 6,657.71 JMD
100 USD 13,315.42 JMD
250 USD 33,288.55 JMD
500 USD 66,577.10 JMD
1,000 USD 133,154.20 JMD
2,000 USD 266,308.40 JMD
5,000 USD 665,771.00 JMD
10,000 USD 1,331,542.00 JMD
50,000 USD 6,657,710.00 JMD
100,000 USD 13,315,420.00 JMD
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United States Dollar

Jamaican Dollar

0.0075 USD 1 JMD
0.0376 USD 5 JMD
0.0751 USD 10 JMD
0.1502 USD 20 JMD
0.3755 USD 50 JMD
0.7510 USD 100 JMD
1.8775 USD 250 JMD
3.7550 USD 500 JMD
7.5100 USD 1,000 JMD
15.02 USD 2,000 JMD
37.55 USD 5,000 JMD
75.10 USD 10,000 JMD
375.50 USD 50,000 JMD
751.00 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
20 Feb 2019133.1542Latest
13 Feb 2019134.64671 Week-1.11%
21 Jan 2019131.92501 Month+0.93%
24 Aug 2018136.64966 Months-2.56%
20 Feb 2018125.89871 Year+5.76%
20 Feb 2017128.88622 Years+3.31%
21 Feb 2014107.68155 Years+23.66%
22 Feb 200989.289710 Years+49.13%

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

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.

Jamaican Dollar (JMD) - Market news and forecasts

No recent Jamaican Dollar market updates.

Currency News and Forecasts - United States Dollar

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