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    USD to JPY Exchange Rates

    Compare & Save on US dollar to Japanese yen exchange rates. Latest dollar to yen trends and forecasts.

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    USD to JPY - Compare & Save

    Exchange rates can vary significantly between different currency exchange providers, so it's important to compare rates from different sources before making a conversion.

    The below table makes it easy to calculate and compare the Total Cost you are being charged on dollar to yen currency rates and the possible savings of using a different provider.

     

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    USD/JPY Market Data

    US dollar to Japanese yen FX market data and key indicators - Interbank rate, charts, forecasts & historic rates and trends.

     
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    129.86We compare provider deals to this wholesale mid-market rate. Read more
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    USD to JPY at 129.9 is 4.0% below its 90-day average 135.3 with range 127.8-148.2.
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    The Japanese yen has bounced back from record lows as we approach the end of the year. USD/JPY hit 150 in mid October — a more than 32-year low for the yen — prompting the Bank of Japan to intervene to support the struggling yen.

    The yen has jumped more than 13 per cent since late October, when expectations that the US central bank will continue to aggressively raise borrowing costs sent the yen sinking to its lowest level since 1990.

    USD-JPY Forecasts

    DateUSD/JPYChangePeriod
    17 Jan 2023
    128.29
    1.4% 2 Week
    02 Nov 2022
    147.89
    12.1% 3 Month
    31 Jan 2022
    115.12
    13% 1 Year
    01 Feb 2018
    109.40
    18.9% 5 Year
    02 Feb 2013
    92.45
    40.7% 10 Year
    05 Feb 2003
    119.73
    8.6% 20 Year
    USD/JPY historic rates & change to 31-Jan-2023
       
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    How to get a good USD to JPY exchange rate

    There are several ways to save on exchange rates when converting US dollar to Japanese yen:

    1. Shop around for the best USD/JPY exchange rate: Exchange rates can vary significantly between different currency exchange providers, so it's important to compare rates from different sources before making a conversion.

    2. Timing is important: Keep an eye on the USD/JPY rate on currency markets, as exchange rates can fluctuate frequently. Try to make your transactions when the exchange rate is in your favor. You can do this easily with our BER Smart Rate Tracker.

    3. Use a credit/debit or travel card that doesn't charge foreign transaction fees: Some credit cards charge additional fees for transactions made in a foreign currency, so it's important to check with your card issuer to see if they charge these fees and what their exchange rate is.

    4. Use a multi-currency account: Having a multi-currency account allows you to hold and transfer money in both USD and JPY at close to the interbank rate. It also allows you to make payments or withdrawals in the local currency while avoiding high conversion fees.

    5. Buy currency in advance: If you know that you will need foreign currency in the future, consider buying it in advance when the exchange rate is favorable.

    The key is reducing excessive costs and fees

    Generally speaking, if you are buying Japanese yen with US dollar, then it's better for the USD/JPY exchange rate to be higher.

    However working against you are the fees all foreign exchange providers charge for providing their service. These fees 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.

    Our real-time foreign transfer and travel money/cards comparison calculators make shopping around easy and help you calculate how much you can save.

    It's worth noting that while these tips can help you save on exchange rates, it's important to be aware that no single method is guaranteed to provide the best exchange rate in every situation, and it may require some research and comparison-shopping to find the best option for your specific needs.

    Will the US dollar rise against the Japanese yen?

    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/JPY to your personalised BER Smart Rate Tracker to track and benefit from currency movements.

     
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    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 can select to be notified daily for any UP DOWN HIGH LOW alerts over a range of periods over the recent 90 days.

    You can also read our practical guide to getting the Best Deals for your Foreign Transfers and Travel Money to Japan.


     

    US dollar & Japanese yen - Country Guides

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    How is the cost of living in Japan?

    The cost of living in Japan can vary depending on location, lifestyle, and individual needs. However, generally speaking, Japan is known to be one of the more expensive countries in the world, especially in terms of accommodation and transportation.

    Accommodation costs, particularly in the big cities such as Tokyo and Osaka, can be quite high. Rent for apartments can be very expensive, and purchasing a home can be out of reach for many.

    Read more at our Japan (JPY) country guide