USD to KES mid-rate = 100.01
Right now the USD/KES market mid-rate is 100.01 and represents ideally how many Kenyan Shilling you can get for one United States Dollar.
This USD/KES Converter calculates equivalent United States Dollar to Kenyan Shilling amounts at the market mid-rate:
USD / KES mid-rate converter
United States Dollar
|1 USD||100.01 KES|
|5 USD||500.05 KES|
|10 USD||1,000.10 KES|
|20 USD||2,000.20 KES|
|50 USD||5,000.50 KES|
|100 USD||10,001.00 KES|
|250 USD||25,002.50 KES|
|500 USD||50,005.00 KES|
|1,000 USD||100,010.00 KES|
|2,000 USD||200,020.00 KES|
|5,000 USD||500,050.00 KES|
|10,000 USD||1,000,100.00 KES|
|50,000 USD||5,000,500.00 KES|
|100,000 USD||10,001,000.00 KES|
United States Dollar
|0.0100 USD||1 KES|
|0.0500 USD||5 KES|
|0.1000 USD||10 KES|
|0.2000 USD||20 KES|
|0.5000 USD||50 KES|
|0.9999 USD||100 KES|
|2.4998 USD||250 KES|
|4.9995 USD||500 KES|
|9.9990 USD||1,000 KES|
|20.00 USD||2,000 KES|
|50.00 USD||5,000 KES|
|99.99 USD||10,000 KES|
|499.95 USD||50,000 KES|
|999.90 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.
|17 Feb 2019||100.1200||Latest|
|10 Feb 2019||100.3300||1 Week||-0.21%|
|18 Jan 2019||101.6900||1 Month||-1.54%|
|21 Aug 2018||100.9500||6 Months||-0.82%|
|17 Feb 2018||101.3690||1 Year||-1.23%|
|17 Feb 2017||103.5503||2 Years||-3.31%|
|18 Feb 2014||86.2925||5 Years||+16.02%|
|19 Feb 2009||79.5537||10 Years||+25.85%|
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.
The three things you need in order to get a good USD to KES exchange rate
- 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.
- Compare your Bank's transaction costs
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.
- Review up-to-date Currency News and Forecasts for both the and currencies, if available.
Currency news and forecasts for United States Dollar and Kenyan Shilling
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 KES, you should pay attention to both United States Dollar and Kenyan Shilling 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.
Kenyan Shilling (KES) - Market news and forecasts
No recent Kenyan Shilling market updates.