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USD to KES mid-rate = 102.62

Right now the USD/KES market mid-rate is 102.62 and represents ideally how many Kenyan Shilling you can get for one United States Dollar.

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

USD / KES Converter


1 United States Dollar equals
102.62 Kenyan Shilling

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United States Dollar

Kenyan Shilling

1 USD 102.62 KES
5 USD 513.10 KES
10 USD 1,026.20 KES
20 USD 2,052.40 KES
50 USD 5,131.00 KES
100 USD 10,262.00 KES
250 USD 25,655.00 KES
500 USD 51,310.00 KES
1,000 USD 102,620.00 KES
2,000 USD 205,240.00 KES
5,000 USD 513,100.00 KES
10,000 USD 1,026,200.00 KES
50,000 USD 5,131,000.00 KES
100,000 USD 10,262,000.00 KES
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United States Dollar

Kenyan Shilling

0.0097 USD 1 KES
0.0487 USD 5 KES
0.0975 USD 10 KES
0.1949 USD 20 KES
0.4873 USD 50 KES
0.9745 USD 100 KES
2.4363 USD 250 KES
4.8725 USD 500 KES
9.7450 USD 1,000 KES
19.49 USD 2,000 KES
48.73 USD 5,000 KES
97.45 USD 10,000 KES
487.25 USD 50,000 KES
974.50 USD 100,000 KES
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United States Dollar to Kenyan Shilling (USD-KES) - 10 Year History

The below table shows the historic variation in the USD/KES 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
10 Dec 2018102.4800Latest
03 Dec 2018102.55001 Week-0.07%
10 Nov 2018102.20001 Month+0.27%
13 Jun 2018101.16936 Months+1.3%
10 Dec 2017102.94251 Year-0.45%
10 Dec 2016102.11962 Years+0.35%
11 Dec 201386.57795 Years+18.37%
12 Dec 200877.890110 Years+31.57%

Best Rates for USD/KES 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/KES market rate I see on Google or in the Media?

The USD/KES 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 / KES 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/KES 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 KES exchange rate

  1. Know the latest USD/KES 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, Research and Forecasts for United States Dollar and Kenyan Shilling

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 KES, you should pay attention to both United States Dollar and Kenyan Shilling news and forecasts.

United States Dollar (USD) - Market news and forecasts

2018 has been a good year for the dollar; certainly much better than 2017, in which the world’s reserve currency lost 10 percent of its value on a trade-weighted basis. Entering the third week of November 2018, the dollar stood nearly 5 percent higher than its level on January 1st. The dollar benefitted in the month leading up to this report from Brexit uncertainty in Europe and from a collapse in the oil market, which saw its value rise against petro-currencies.

Seasonality becomes an important supporting factor for the dollar approaching year-end, and especially in November. Since 2010, the dollar has averaged trade-weighted gains of 1.8 percent in November and 0.2 percent in December.

In 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. It predicted EUR/USD climbing as high as $1.30, from levels in the high $1.13s at the time of writing.

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 clearly would like a far weaker currency.

J.P. Morgan said in November that the dollar would be worth slightly more in the first half of 2019, before weakening slightly in the second half of the year.

Kenyan Shilling (KES) - Market news and forecasts

No recent Kenyan Shilling market updates.

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