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United States Dollar to Japanese Yen - Calculate Compare Save

USD to JPY mid-rate = 112.246

Right now the USD/JPY market mid-rate is 112.246 and represents ideally how many Japanese Yen you can get for one United States Dollar.

You can calculate equivalent United States Dollar to Japanese Yen currency amounts (at mid-rate) below. Then select the transaction type to compare the best exchange rates available for USD to JPY transfers or buying JPY travel money.

 

Currency Converter USD to JPY


$USD


¥JPY
1 United States Dollar equals
112.246 Japanese Yen
1JPY= 0.008909 USD

Compare how much you can save on exchange rates for:

Foreign Transfers    Travel Cash/Cards

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3 Month USD/JPY Chart
USD-JPY 3 Month chart

United States Dollar

Japanese Yen

1 USD 112.25 JPY
5 USD 561.23 JPY
10 USD 1,122.46 JPY
20 USD 2,244.92 JPY
50 USD 5,612.30 JPY
100 USD 11,224.60 JPY
250 USD 28,061.50 JPY
500 USD 56,123.00 JPY
1,000 USD 112,246.00 JPY
2,000 USD 224,492.00 JPY
5,000 USD 561,230.00 JPY
10,000 USD 1,122,460.00 JPY
50,000 USD 5,612,300.00 JPY

United States Dollar

Japanese Yen

0.0089 USD 1 JPY
0.0445 USD 5 JPY
0.0891 USD 10 JPY
0.1782 USD 20 JPY
0.4455 USD 50 JPY
0.8909 USD 100 JPY
2.2273 USD 250 JPY
4.4545 USD 500 JPY
8.9090 USD 1,000 JPY
17.82 USD 2,000 JPY
44.55 USD 5,000 JPY
89.09 USD 10,000 JPY
445.45 USD 50,000 JPY

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United States Dollar to Japanese Yen (USD-JPY) - 10 Year History

The below table shows the historic variation in the USD/JPY 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.

DateExchange RatePeriodChange
19 Sep 2018112.2305Latest
12 Sep 2018111.21611 Week+0.91%
20 Aug 2018109.95291 Month+2.07%
23 Mar 2018104.73506 Months+7.16%
19 Sep 2017111.59151 Year+0.57%
19 Sep 2016101.92532 Years+10.11%
20 Sep 201399.26485 Years+13.06%
21 Sep 2008107.252110 Years+4.64%

The three things you need in order to get a good USD to JPY exchange rate

  1. Know the latest USD/JPY 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.

Transaction Costs - Margins and Fees for USD/JPY Transfers and Currency Exchange

The transaction margin from the mid-rate you will be charged by your bank or foreign exchange provider plus any fixed or percentage fees. These margins and fees will vary significantly for International Money Transfers and Travel Money transactions.

You can see a sample of the margins from mid-rate in the table below which shows an example of the costs charged by FX specialist and the average bank rate when sending money transfers from USD to JPY.

Compare Foreign Transfers vs the Banks

Send USD $10,000 → Receive JPY

ProviderReceive Amount JPYExchange RateCostReviewsLinks to Offers
OFX logoOFX
¥1,111,500 JPY111.151.02%
 
Wells Fargo Bank logoWells Fargo Bank
¥1,086,241 JPY108.823.27%
HSBC logoHSBC
¥1,085,469 JPY108.713.34%
Banks - Average Rate
Bank of America logo U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo HSBC logo
¥1,078,814.5 JPY108.51253.93%
Bank of America logoBank of America
¥1,071,774 JPY108.264.56%
U.S. Bank logoU.S. Bank
¥1,071,774 JPY108.264.56%
 
OFX: rate, rating & reviews
From amount:$10,000 USD
To amount:¥1,111,500 JPY
Exchange Rate:111.15
Total Cost:1.02% (against USD/JPY mid-rate: 112.2968)
Timestamp:
Rate Fetched: Wed Sep 19 2018 14:03:40 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
Wells Fargo Bank: rate, rating & reviews
From amount:$10,000 USD
To amount:¥1,086,241 JPY
Exchange Rate:108.82
Total Cost:3.27% (against USD/JPY mid-rate: 112.2968)
Difference:
¥25,259 JPY less than using OFX
Timestamp:15:07 Local
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
HSBC: rate, rating & reviews
From amount:$10,000 USD
To amount:¥1,085,469 JPY
Exchange Rate:108.71
Total Cost:3.34% (against USD/JPY mid-rate: 112.2968)
Difference:
¥26,031 JPY less than using OFX
Timestamp:15:07 Local
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate
Bank of America logo U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo HSBC logo

Banks - Average Rate :
From amount:$10,000 USD
To amount:¥1,078,814.5 JPY
Exchange Rate:108.04
Total Cost:3.93% (against USD/JPY mid-rate: 112.2968)
Difference:
¥32,685 JPY less than using OFX
Bank of America: rate, rating & reviews
From amount:$10,000 USD
To amount:¥1,071,774 JPY
Exchange Rate:108.26
Total Cost:4.56% (against USD/JPY mid-rate: 112.2968)
Difference:
¥39,726 JPY less than using OFX
Timestamp:15:07 Local
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
U.S. Bank: rate, rating & reviews
From amount:$10,000 USD
To amount:¥1,071,774 JPY
Exchange Rate:108.26
Total Cost:4.56% (against USD/JPY mid-rate: 112.2968)
Difference:
¥39,726 JPY less than using OFX
Timestamp:15:07 Local
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Sending a LARGER foreign transfer? Request a free multiple-vendor quote: Get Quotes
* Cost = exchange rate margin + fees vs USD/JPY mid-rate: 112.2968
Rates @ 09/19/2018

The below table shows an example of the margins and possible savings when you order travel money online with a currency specialist versus the average bank, kiosk or post office rate to buy foreign cash.

Compare Travel Money Exchange Rates vs the Banks

USD $1,000 → Spend Japanese yen (JPY)

ProviderSpend Amount USDExchange RateCostReviewsLinks to Offers
Travelex Online US logoTravelex Online US
¥99,716 JPY
Top Provider
99.715611.2%
 
HSBC logoHSBC
¥98,720 JPY
¥996 less
98.7212.09%
Banks - Average Rate
U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo HSBC logo
¥97,395.33 JPY
¥2,321 less
98.053313.27%
Wells Fargo Bank logoWells Fargo Bank
¥96,746 JPY
¥2,970 less
98.7213.85%
U.S. Bank logoU.S. Bank
¥96,720 JPY
¥2,996 less
96.7213.87%
Travelex Online US: rate, rating & reviews
From amount:$1,000 USD
To amount:¥99,716 JPY
Exchange Rate:99.7156
Total Cost:11.2% (against USD/JPY mid-rate: 112.2968)
Fees:$0
Timestamp:
Rate Fetched: Wed Sep 19 2018 14:00:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Rating:
 
: 4.3/5.0
Reviews:
HSBC: rate, rating & reviews
From amount:$1,000 USD
To amount:¥98,720 JPY
Exchange Rate:98.72
Total Cost:12.09% (against USD/JPY mid-rate: 112.2968)
Fees:$0
Timestamp:15:07 Local
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate
U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo HSBC logo

Banks - Average Rate :
From amount:$1,000 USD
To amount:¥97,395.33 JPY
Exchange Rate:98.26
Total Cost:13.27% (against USD/JPY mid-rate: 112.2968)
Fees:$10
Wells Fargo Bank: rate, rating & reviews
From amount:$1,000 USD
To amount:¥96,746 JPY
Exchange Rate:98.72
Total Cost:13.85% (against USD/JPY mid-rate: 112.2968)
Fees: Minimum 20 USD
Timestamp:15:07 Local
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
U.S. Bank: rate, rating & reviews
From amount:$1,000 USD
To amount:¥96,720 JPY
Exchange Rate:96.72
Total Cost:13.87% (against USD/JPY mid-rate: 112.2968)
Fees:$0
Timestamp:15:07 Local
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Sending a LARGER foreign transfer? Request a free multiple-vendor quote: Get Quotes
* Cost = exchange rate margin + fees vs USD/JPY mid-rate: 112.2968
Rates @ 09/19/2018

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 comparison calculators make shopping around easy and help you calculate how much you can save.


Currency News, Research and Forecasts for United States Dollar and Japanese Yen

Whenever you are interested in an exchange rate you are actually interested in two currencies due to the fact that the value of a currency must always be quoted in comparison to a second currency.

So it follows that if you are determining the best time to transact, in this case the USD vs JPY, you should pay attention to both United States Dollar and Japanese Yen news and forecasts.

United States Dollar (USD) - Market news and forecasts

Until mid-August, the US dollar had been thriving, with a trade-weighted gain of 5.1 percent since January. A one-month wobble to mid-September had erased more than half of those gains but the remaining year-to-date gain of 2.4 percent was at least looking far rosier than 2017’s 10 percent slump. In a year in which safe havens have done well, the dollar ranked as the fifth best performer from a list of 21 important currencies.

Reasons for the dollar’s recent fall weren’t entirely obvious at the time of writing (September-17), given that most fundamental drivers appeared to be supportive, and those included a jump in US earnings, solid economic growth and safe-haven flows caused by trade tensions.

In mid-September, Citibank said of the dollar’s 6-12-month outlook that 3-4 percent upside was likely, followed by an 11 percent loss in the long term.

Like Citi, ING remain long-term bearish on the dollar. ING isn't ruling out interventions and jawboning from Washington aimed at weakening the dollar. President Trump would like a far lower dollar.

A near-term negative turn in US economic data might see the dollar lose 5-7 percent, ING said.

Japanese Yen (JPY) - Market news and forecasts

Approaching the middle of August, the yen is the best performing currency of the year. Although it holds only a modest 1.7 percent gain over the US dollar (110.81) year-to-date, it's up handsomely elsewhere. Versus the Australian dollar (80.92), euro (126.43) and pound (141.60), the yen has gained an average of 8 percent.

The yen has been widely sought by investors in recent months due to its safe haven status. Investors have become more risk averse following chaos in emerging markets, led by Turkey and Argentina, and Washington’s massive tariffs on imported goods, which threaten global trade. The yen has also benefitted from speculation that the Bank of Japan will soon make changes to its ultra-loose monetary policy. Although low by international standards, yields on Japanese government bonds have risen to long-term highs and are now double 2017 averages.

In August, SEB was forecasting end-of-September rates of: EUR/JPY, 122; USD/JPY, 111; AUD/JPY, 82.

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

The USD/JPY 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 / JPY was traded (bought or sold) in the international markets.


When you look up the current United States Dollar to Japanese Yen exchange rate on the web the figure you find quoted on sites like google or mentioned on TV is commonly referred to as the mid-market rate.

USD to JPY mid-rate on google

USD to JPY mid-rate on google search

Getting a great USD to JPY mid-market rate is all about timing, so unless you are able to wait, watch and time the market this is largely beyond your control. This rate will go up and down with varying amounts of volatility depending on the currency pair.

This mid-market rate is really only a reference and is just the starting point for calculating the actual rate you will get for your transaction, luckily we can also use this same rate to determine how good a deal a rate that a provider offers you actually is.

You can use our USD to JPY currency converter to calculate equivalent amounts in each currency using the latest mid-market exchange rates. Then choose your transaction type for specific United States Dollar cross rates and reviews of leading foreign exchange providers versus the Banks.