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USD to MXN - Rate Guide

United States Dollar to Mexican Peso exchange rates aren't all the same.

The total cost you are charged by your bank or foreign exchange provider consists of a margin from the interbank mid-rate plus fees. These margins and fees vary significantly for International Money Transfers and Travel Money transactions as shown below.

 

USD/MXN update & alerts

1 USD = 19.39 MXN

USD to MXN - Trading Range (90 Day)
30-DAY HIGH (1d)
90-DAY TREND: At 19.38 USD/MXN is trading 0.5% below the average 19.47 with a range 19.06 to 20.15. There are no current alerts. Updated: 08:01-AEDT 21:01-GMT 16:01-EST

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USD/MXN Exchange Rates and Providers Compared

This guide to the United States Dollar to Mexican Peso exchange rate with 90-day chart & alerts, historic rates, forecasts and USD to MXN comparison tables for foreign transfers and travel money rates and fees on offer by banks and foreign exchange providers. If you want to calculate equivalent amounts in foreign currencies or rate margins then use our USD/MXN Quick Calculator.

Exchange rates can vary significantly depending on the transaction type (transfer, cash or card), currency pair and amount. The below table shows an example of total costs charged by FX specialists and banks for USD/MXN International Money Transfers. Costs are calculated against the current interbank mid-rate.

 
  

USD to MXN International Money Transfers

  

Foreign Transfer ProvidersReceive MXN(Mex$)Exchange RateFee USDTotal CostDeal Links
OFX logo
Mex$190,600
Best Overall
19.060^1.7%
XE logo
Mex$191,500
Mex$900 more
19.1501.24%
Wells Fargo Bank logo
Mex$186,464
Mex$4,136 less
18.68183.83%
HSBC logo
Mex$186,320
Mex$4,280 less
18.66U$153.91%
Banks - Average Rate
Bank of America logo U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo HSBC logo
Mex$185,167
Mex$5,433 less
18.63154.5%
Bank of America International Money Transfers
Bank of America logo
Mex$183,942
Mex$6,658 less
18.58U$1005.13%
U.S. Bank International Money Transfers
U.S. Bank logo
Mex$183,942
Mex$6,658 less
18.58U$1005.13%
 

OFX logo

OFX: Foreign Transfer USD→MXN
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:0^ - No fees for BestExchangeRates users (normally $12 for smaller transfers)
Exchange Rate:19.06 (1.7% from mid-rate)
To Amount (MXN) Mex$190,600
Total Cost:1.7%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Thu Nov 21 2019 23:02:45 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
 

XE logo

XE: Foreign Transfer USD→MXN
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:
Exchange Rate:19.15 (1.24% from mid-rate)
To Amount (MXN) Mex$191,500
Total Cost:1.24%
Difference:
Mex$900 MXN more than using OFX
Time:0:00 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone
Rating:
 
: 3.5/5.0
Reviews:
 

Wells Fargo Bank logo

Wells Fargo Bank: Foreign Transfer USD→MXN
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:18
Exchange Rate:18.68 (3.66% from mid-rate)
To Amount (MXN) Mex$186,464
Total Cost:3.83%
Difference:
Mex$4,136 MXN less than using OFX
Time:0:00 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

HSBC logo

HSBC: Foreign Transfer USD→MXN
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:U$15 USD (.15%)
Exchange Rate:18.66 (3.76% from mid-rate)
To Amount (MXN) Mex$186,320
Total Cost:3.91%
Difference:
Mex$4,280 MXN less than using OFX
Time:0:00 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Foreign Transfer USD→MXN
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:18.54 (4.38% from mid-rate)
To Amount (MXN) Mex$185,167
Total Cost:4.5%
Difference:
Mex$5,433 MXN less than using OFX
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
 

Bank of America logo

Bank of America: Foreign Transfer USD→MXN
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:U$100 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:18.58 (4.18% from mid-rate)
To Amount (MXN) Mex$183,942
Total Cost:5.13%
Difference:
Mex$6,658 MXN less than using OFX
Time:0:00 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

U.S. Bank logo

U.S. Bank: Foreign Transfer USD→MXN
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:U$100 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:18.58 (4.18% from mid-rate)
To Amount (MXN) Mex$183,942
Total Cost:5.13%
Difference:
Mex$6,658 MXN less than using OFX
Time:0:00 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 11/21/2019 - See full table

Example of the margins and possible savings when you order travel money online with a currency specialist rather than in-person from banks and currency kiosks.

Travel Money ProvidersAmount MXN(Mex$)Exchange RateFee USDTotal CostDeal Links
U.S. Bank Foreign Currency
U.S. Bank logo
Mex$18,150
Compare
18.1506.4%
Banks - Average Rate
U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo
Mex$17,969
Mex$181 less
18.15U$107.33%
Wells Fargo Bank logo
Mex$17,787
Mex$363 less
18.15U$208.27%
Travelex Online US logo
Mex$17,208
Mex$942 less
17.20830^11.25%
 

U.S. Bank logo

U.S. Bank: Travel Money USD→MXN
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:0
Exchange Rate:18.15 (6.39% from mid-rate)
To Amount (MXN) Mex$18,150
Total Cost:6.4%
Time:0:00 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Travel Money USD→MXN
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:U$10 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:16.97 (12.48% from mid-rate)
To Amount (MXN) Mex$17,969
Total Cost:7.33%
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
 

Wells Fargo Bank logo

Wells Fargo Bank: Travel Money USD→MXN
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:U$20 USD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:18.15 (6.39% from mid-rate)
To Amount (MXN) Mex$17,787
Total Cost:8.27%
Time:0:00 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Travelex Online US logo

Travelex Online US: Travel Money USD→MXN
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:$0 - No fees for Debit & Credit Cards
Exchange Rate:17.2083 (11.25% from mid-rate)
To Amount (MXN) Mex$17,208
Total Cost:11.25%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Fri Nov 22 2019 00:00:06 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:FREE Home delivery & Branch pickup
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
 
: 4.3/5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 11/21/2019 - See full table

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USD and MXN in the Markets

When determining the best time to make a foreign exchange transaction, in this case the USD vs MXN, you should pay attention to the recent market trends for both currencies.

United States Dollar (USD)

The US dollar has held its value this year despite a serious escalation in US-China trade tensions, mainly because the greenback is still considered a safer currency to own than most others. After grim employment data on June-7, the Dollar Index was up 0.5 percent on the year (it had fallen 2 percent from May’s 2-year high).

As in other parts of the world, interest rate cuts are now expected in the US following a drastic shift in economic forecasts. At least two Fed cuts are expected this year, with the first most likely to come in July.

Taking the blame for the economic downturn is US President Donald Trump, whose trade policies have set a ball rolling that could wipe $455bn from global output according to the IMF.

Read more in the article USD Forecasts.

 

Mexican Peso (MXN)

At 18.8 per US dollar, the Mexican peso was trading on April-20 close to its strongest level in 6 ½ months, though it was meeting significant resistance (USD/MXN support) at 18.75—a level from which the peso was repelled twice last October, in March, and once already in April.

Boosting the peso has been the thriving oil market. Oil is high on the list of Mexico’s top exports and by April-20 it was up 44 percent for the year to $65 per barrel.

Also supporting the peso has been the dovish turn by the Federal Reserve. With no increase in US interest rates projected this year, the dollar will weaken and the peso should gain value because Mexico holds high levels of dollar-denominated debt, which becomes easier to repay when dollars are cheap and US rates are low.

Earlier this year, ING said that the peso would be among 2019’s best performing emerging market currencies, though newly-formed BlueLine Asset Management said one if its first market bets would be on peso depreciation based on disappointing economic growth.

Why can't I just get the USD/MXN market rate I see online or in the media?

The mid-rate is the rate you will see quoted online or the news. It is actually just the half-way point (hence mid-rate) between the last rate at which the USD / MXN was traded (bought or sold) in the international markets.

All foreign exchange providers charge a fee for providing their service and this fee is usually contained within the exchange rate margin (or difference to the mid-rate). Some providers such as Transferwise will quote you the mid-rate (or close to) and charge a separate percentage fee.

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

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