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USD to SAR - Rate Guide

United States Dollar to Saudi Riyal 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/SAR update & alerts

1 USD = 3.7511 SAR

USD/SAR was steady at the 90 day average 3.7505. There are currently no alerts. Updated: 08:50-AEDT 22:50-BST 17:50-EDT
 

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USD/SAR Exchange Rates and Providers Compared

This guide to the United States Dollar to Saudi Riyal exchange rate with 90-day chart & alerts, historic rates, forecasts and USD to SAR comparison tables for foreign transfers and travel money rates and fees on offer by banks and foreign exchange providers. Calculate amounts and rate margins with the USD/SAR 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/SAR International Money Transfers. Costs are calculated against the current interbank mid-rate.

 
  

USD to SAR International Money Transfers

  

Foreign Transfer ProvidersReceive SAR(﷼)Exchange RateFee USDTotal CostDeal Links
OFX logo
36,194
Best Overall
3.61940^3.51%
Wells Fargo Bank logo
35,406
﷼788 less
3.547185.61%
HSBC logo
35,381
﷼813 less
3.5434U$155.68%
Banks - Average Rate
Bank of America logo U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo HSBC logo
35,165
﷼1,029 less
3.5371156.25%
Bank of America International Money Transfers
Bank of America logo
34,936
﷼1,258 less
3.5289U$1006.86%
U.S. Bank International Money Transfers
U.S. Bank logo
34,936
﷼1,258 less
3.5289U$1006.86%
 

OFX logo

OFX: Foreign Transfer USD→SAR
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:0^ - No fees for BestExchangeRates users (normally $12 for smaller transfers)
Exchange Rate:3.6194 (3.51% from mid-rate)
To Amount (SAR)36,194
Total Cost:3.51%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Sun Oct 20 2019 05:04:07 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
 

Wells Fargo Bank logo

Wells Fargo Bank: Foreign Transfer USD→SAR
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:18
Exchange Rate:3.5470 (5.44% from mid-rate)
To Amount (SAR)35,406
Total Cost:5.61%
Difference:
﷼788 SAR less than using OFX
Time:6:01 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

HSBC logo

HSBC: Foreign Transfer USD→SAR
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:U$15 USD (.15%)
Exchange Rate:3.5434 (5.54% from mid-rate)
To Amount (SAR)35,381
Total Cost:5.68%
Difference:
﷼813 SAR less than using OFX
Time:6:01 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Foreign Transfer USD→SAR
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:3.5217 (6.12% from mid-rate)
To Amount (SAR)35,165
Total Cost:6.25%
Difference:
﷼1,029 SAR less than using OFX
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
 

Bank of America logo

Bank of America: Foreign Transfer USD→SAR
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:U$100 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:3.5289 (5.92% from mid-rate)
To Amount (SAR)34,936
Total Cost:6.86%
Difference:
﷼1,258 SAR less than using OFX
Time:6:01 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→SAR
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:U$100 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:3.5289 (5.92% from mid-rate)
To Amount (SAR)34,936
Total Cost:6.86%
Difference:
﷼1,258 SAR less than using OFX
Time:6:01 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 10/20/2019 - 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 SAR(﷼)Exchange RateFee USDTotal CostDeal Links
U.S. Bank Foreign Currency
U.S. Bank logo
3,511.2
Compare
3.511206.4%
Banks - Average Rate
U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo
3,476
﷼35 less
3.5112U$107.33%
Wells Fargo Bank logo
3,440.98
﷼70 less
3.5112U$208.27%
Travelex Online US logo
3,335.4
﷼176 less
3.33540^11.08%
 

U.S. Bank logo

U.S. Bank: Travel Money USD→SAR
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:0
Exchange Rate:3.5112 (6.4% from mid-rate)
To Amount (SAR)3,511.2
Total Cost:6.4%
Time:6:01 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Travel Money USD→SAR
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:U$10 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:3.2822 (12.5% from mid-rate)
To Amount (SAR)3,476
Total Cost:7.33%
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
 

Wells Fargo Bank logo

Wells Fargo Bank: Travel Money USD→SAR
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:U$20 USD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:3.5112 (6.4% from mid-rate)
To Amount (SAR)3,440.98
Total Cost:8.27%
Time:6:01 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Travelex Online US logo

Travelex Online US: Travel Money USD→SAR
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:$0 - No fees for Debit & Credit Cards
Exchange Rate:3.3354 (11.08% from mid-rate)
To Amount (SAR)3,335.4
Total Cost:11.08%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Sun Oct 20 2019 06:00:05 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:FREE Home delivery & Branch pickup
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
 
: 4.3/5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 10/20/2019 - See full table

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United States Dollar

Saudi Riyal

1 USD 3.7511 SAR
5 USD 18.76 SAR
10 USD 37.51 SAR
20 USD 75.02 SAR
50 USD 187.56 SAR
100 USD 375.11 SAR
250 USD 937.78 SAR
500 USD 1,875.55 SAR
1,000 USD 3,751.10 SAR
2,000 USD 7,502.20 SAR
5,000 USD 18,755.50 SAR
10,000 USD 37,511.00 SAR
50,000 USD 187,555.00 SAR
100,000 USD 375,110.00 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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USD/SAR - Historical Trends

This table shows historic rates and trends of United States Dollar to Saudi Riyal over periods upto 10 years.

PeriodChange*USD/SARDate
7 Day0%3.750711 Oct 2019
30 Day0%3.751118 Sep 2019
3 Month0%3.750520 Jul 2019
1 Year0%3.751518 Oct 2018
5 Year0%3.751619 Oct 2014
10 Year0%3.750220 Oct 2009

*For period to 18-Oct 21UTC when USD/SAR was 3.7509

You can use our USD interactive charts to check USDSAR historic trends.

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USD and SAR in the Markets

When determining the best time to make a foreign exchange transaction, in this case the USD vs SAR, 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.

 

Saudi Riyal (SAR)

No recent Saudi Riyal market updates.

Why can't I just get the USD/SAR 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 / SAR 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.

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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