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

 

Compare USD/SAR Exchange Rates

The below table is a snapshot of the costs charged by FX specialists and banks when making an International Money Transfer from USD to SAR. The total costs are calculated against the latest mid-market rate.

Foreign Transfer Providers
Ratings & Reviews
Receive SAR(﷼)Exchange RateFee USDTotal CostTransfer ServicesTransfer SpeedDeal Links
 
OFX logo
36,482 SAR
Best Overall
3.64820^2.72%Bank Transfers - Online & Phone1-2 days
Wells Fargo Bank logo
35,725 SAR
﷼757 less
3.5789184.74%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
HSBC logo
35,698 SAR
﷼784 less
3.5752$154.81%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
Banks - Average Rate
Bank of America logo U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo HSBC logo
35,481 SAR
﷼1,001 less
3.5688155.39%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
Bank of America International Money Transfers
Bank of America logo
35,250 SAR
﷼1,232 less
3.5606$1006.01%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
U.S. Bank International Money Transfers
U.S. Bank logo
35,250 SAR
﷼1,232 less
3.5606$1006.01%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
 
OFX: Foreign Transfer USD→SAR
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:0^ - No fees for BestExchangeRates users (normally $12 for smaller transfers)
Exchange Rate:3.6482 (2.72% from mid-rate)
SAR amount:36,482 SAR
Total Cost:2.72%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Sun Feb 17 2019 22:04:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
Wells Fargo Bank: Foreign Transfer USD→SAR
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:18
Exchange Rate:3.5789 (4.57% from mid-rate)
SAR amount:35,725 SAR
Total Cost:4.74%
Difference:
﷼757 less than using OFX
Time:0:08 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
HSBC: Foreign Transfer USD→SAR
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:$15 USD (.15%)
Exchange Rate:3.5752 (4.67% from mid-rate)
SAR amount:35,698 SAR
Total Cost:4.81%
Difference:
﷼784 less than using OFX
Time:0:08 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate
Bank of America logo U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo HSBC logo

Foreign Transfer USD→SAR
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:3.5533 (5.25% from mid-rate)
SAR amount:35,481 SAR
Total Cost:5.39%
Difference:
﷼1,001 less than using OFX
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Bank of America: Foreign Transfer USD→SAR
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:$100 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:3.5606 (5.06% from mid-rate)
SAR amount:35,250 SAR
Total Cost:6.01%
Difference:
﷼1,232 less than using OFX
Time:0:08 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
U.S. Bank: Foreign Transfer USD→SAR
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:$100 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:3.5606 (5.06% from mid-rate)
SAR amount:35,250 SAR
Total Cost:6.01%
Difference:
﷼1,232 less than using OFX
Time:0:08 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Sending a LARGER foreign transfer? Shop-around with multiple providers: Get Quotes
Note we do not compare every single provider in the market, we compare a selection of established, reputable foreign exchange providers & banks who are regulated in the US as licensed money transmitters. We may receive referral fees if you choose one of these providers however this will not affect the exchange rates or fees you are charged.
Rate snapshot: 02/18/2019

The below table shows a snapshot 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 Providers
Ratings & Reviews
Amount SAR(﷼)Exchange RateFee USDTotal CostCurrency ServicesDelivery/CollectDeal Links
Wells Fargo Bank logo
3,511.14 SAR
Compare
3.5828$206.38%Branch-
U.S. Bank Foreign Currency
U.S. Bank logo
3,510.5 SAR
﷼0.64 less
3.510506.39%Branch-
Banks - Average Rate
U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo
3,511 SAR
﷼0.14 less
3.5467$106.39%Branch-
 
Travelex Online US logo
3,410.1 SAR
﷼101 less
3.41010^9.07%Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery2-3 days
Wells Fargo Bank: Travel Money USD→SAR
USD amount:$1,000 USD
Fee:$20 USD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:3.5828 (4.47% from mid-rate)
SAR amount:3,511.14 SAR
Total Cost:6.38%
Time:0:09 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
U.S. Bank: Travel Money USD→SAR
USD amount:$1,000 USD
Fee:0
Exchange Rate:3.5105 (6.39% from mid-rate)
SAR amount:3,510.5 SAR
Total Cost:6.39%
Time:0:09 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate
U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo

Travel Money USD→SAR
USD amount:$1,000 USD
Fee:$10 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:3.2815 (12.5% from mid-rate)
SAR amount:3,511 SAR
Total Cost:6.39%
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Travelex Online US: Travel Money USD→SAR
USD amount:$1,000 USD
Fee:$0 - No fees for Debit & Credit Cards
Exchange Rate:3.4101 (9.07% from mid-rate)
SAR amount:3,410.1 SAR
Total Cost:9.07%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Sun Feb 17 2019 22:15:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
 
: 4.3/5.0
Reviews:
 
Sending a LARGER foreign transfer? Shop-around with multiple providers: Get Quotes
Note we do not compare every single provider in the market, we compare a selection of established, reputable foreign exchange providers & banks who are regulated in the US as licensed money transmitters. We may receive referral fees if you choose one of these providers however this will not affect the exchange rates or fees you are charged.
Rate snapshot: 02/18/2019

USD to SAR mid-rate = 3.7504

Right now the USD/SAR market mid-rate is 3.7504 and represents ideally how many Saudi Riyal you can get for one United States Dollar.

This USD/SAR Converter calculates equivalent United States Dollar to Saudi Riyal amounts at the market mid-rate:

USD / SAR mid-rate converter


$USD


﷼SAR
1 United States Dollar equals
3.7504 Saudi Riyal

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United States Dollar

Saudi Riyal

1 USD 3.7504 SAR
5 USD 18.75 SAR
10 USD 37.50 SAR
20 USD 75.01 SAR
50 USD 187.52 SAR
100 USD 375.04 SAR
250 USD 937.60 SAR
500 USD 1,875.20 SAR
1,000 USD 3,750.40 SAR
2,000 USD 7,500.80 SAR
5,000 USD 18,752.00 SAR
10,000 USD 37,504.00 SAR
50,000 USD 187,520.00 SAR
100,000 USD 375,040.00 SAR
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United States Dollar

Saudi Riyal

0.2666 USD 1 SAR
1.3330 USD 5 SAR
2.6660 USD 10 SAR
5.3320 USD 20 SAR
13.33 USD 50 SAR
26.66 USD 100 SAR
66.65 USD 250 SAR
133.30 USD 500 SAR
266.60 USD 1,000 SAR
533.20 USD 2,000 SAR
1,333.00 USD 5,000 SAR
2,666.00 USD 10,000 SAR
13,330.00 USD 50,000 SAR
26,660.00 USD 100,000 SAR
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United States Dollar to Saudi Riyal (USD-SAR) - 10 Year History

The below table shows the historic variation in the USD/SAR 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
17 Feb 20193.7506Latest
10 Feb 20193.75031 Week+0.01%
18 Jan 20193.75071 Month0%
21 Aug 20183.75036 Months+0.01%
17 Feb 20183.75031 Year+0.01%
17 Feb 20173.75002 Years+0.02%
18 Feb 20143.75025 Years+0.01%
19 Feb 20093.750310 Years+0.01%

Why can't I just get the USD/SAR market rate I see on Google or in the Media?

The USD/SAR 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 / SAR 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/SAR 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 SAR exchange rate

  1. Know the latest USD/SAR 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 and forecasts for United States Dollar and Saudi Riyal

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 SAR, you should pay attention to both United States Dollar and Saudi Riyal 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.

Saudi Riyal (SAR) - Market news and forecasts

No recent Saudi Riyal market updates.

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