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USD to NZD - Exchange Rates Guide

US Dollar to NZ Dollar exchange rates can vary significantly for International Money Transfers and Travel Money/Card transactions as shown below.


USD/NZD exchange rate (wholesale):

1 USD = 1.5194 NZD

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USD to NZD chart and trends
USD/NZD at 1.5211 was trading 5.5% below AVG:1.6102 with LO:1.5207 and HI:1.7068 (90 days). ALERT: USD/NZD dropped to 90-DAY LOWS.

US Dollar to NZ Dollar - Quick Conversions

U$ 1 NZ$ 1.5194
U$ 5 NZ$ 7.5970
U$ 10 NZ$ 15.19
U$ 20 NZ$ 30.39
U$ 50 NZ$ 75.97
U$ 100 NZ$ 151.94
U$ 250 NZ$ 379.85
U$ 500 NZ$ 759.70
U$ 1,000 NZ$ 1,519
U$ 2,000 NZ$ 3,039
U$ 5,000 NZ$ 7,597
U$ 10,000 NZ$ 15,194
U$ 50,000 NZ$ 75,970
U$ 100,000 NZ$ 151,940
More amounts
U$ 0.6581 NZ$ 1
U$ 3.2905 NZ$ 5
U$ 6.5810 NZ$ 10
U$ 13.16 NZ$ 20
U$ 32.91 NZ$ 50
U$ 65.81 NZ$ 100
U$ 164.53 NZ$ 250
U$ 329.05 NZ$ 500
U$ 658.10 NZ$ 1,000
U$ 1,316 NZ$ 2,000
U$ 3,291 NZ$ 5,000
U$ 6,581 NZ$ 10,000
U$ 32,905 NZ$ 50,000
U$ 65,810 NZ$ 100,000
More amounts

To calculate other USD/NZD amounts try our home-page Convert USD to NZD quick converter.

Comparing Retail Exchange Rates

The total cost for 'Retail' exchange rates you receive from your bank or foreign exchange provider consists of the margin from the 'Wholesale' rate (interbank mid-rate) plus any fixed or percentage fees.

These margins and fees can vary significantly for International Money Transfers, Travel Money and prepaid multi-currency Travel Card transactions. Also the exchange rate margin will also vary depending on the currency pair and total amount.


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US Dollar and NZ Dollar Forecasts

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

US Dollar (USD)

In early May the continuing coronavirus pandemic and an associated possible re-escalation in the US-China trade tensions has moved the market into safer currencies such as the USD and JPY.

Goldman Sachs and RBC Capital forecast a large drop for US dollar against Japanese Yen to continue with a USD/JPY rate of 95 in the near future.

The US dollar held its value in 2019 despite the US-China trade tensions, mainly because the greenback is still considered a safer currency to own than most others.

Read more in the article USD Forecasts.


NZ Dollar (NZD)

Growing fears of the coronavirus outbreak has moved the market into safer currencies such as the USD and away from AUD, NZD and CAD.

The threat of proxy war between the US and Iran in Iraq also pared back some of the gains the Kiwi had made coming into the New Year.

In December the New Zealand dollar has climbed back to US$0.66 it's highest value since July.

Against the Australian dollar, jumped to A$0.96 after being as low as A$0.92 in early November before starting a strong recovery upto current levels above A$0.95.

Robbing New Zealand's currency of better gains in 2019 have been reduced risk appetite spurred on by an escalation in the US-China trade standoff, and high correlations with other weak currencies, including the Australian dollar and yuan.

Read more in the article NZD Forecasts.

How to get Best USD to NZD Exchange Rates

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).

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.


What is a good USD to NZD exchange rate?

This is always a difficult question as exchange rates are influenced by many factors, so a good method to consider the US Dollar vs NZ Dollar current value is to look the USD/NZD historic rate and change over a range of periods.

The following table looks at the change in the USD to NZD exchange rate over periods from the previous week back to the last 10 years.

USD/NZD rateChangePeriod
03 Jul 2020 : 1.53040.6% ▼1 Week
10 Jun 2020 : 1.53601% ▼30 Days
11 Apr 2020 : 1.64377.5% ▼90 Days
11 Jul 2019 : 1.50121.3% ▲1 Year
12 Jul 2015 : 1.49062% ▲5 Years
13 Jul 2010 : 1.39519% ▲10 Years
USD/NZD 10 year historic rates & changes to 10-Jul-2020 : 1.5211

When is the best time to exchange USD to NZD?

Getting a good market rate is all about timing to help with this you can use BER Smart Alerts to make the most of currency movements.

Rather than requiring you to set a target rate, our rate alerts work differently. We check for daily high/lows and changes (up/down) over a range of periods up to 90 days rather than requiring you to set target rates.

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