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USD/SGD - Rate Guide

United States Dollar to Singapore Dollar 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/SGD Exchange Rates and Providers Compared

This guide to the United States Dollar to Singapore Dollar exchange rate with 90-day chart & alerts, historic rates, forecasts and USD to SGD 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/SGD Calculator.

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USD/SGD - 90 Day Rate Alerts

1 USD = 1.3764 SGD

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USD/SGD over the last 90 days

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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/SGD International Money Transfers. Costs are calculated against the current interbank mid-rate.

 

USD to SGD International Money Transfers

  

Foreign Transfer ProvidersReceive SGD(S$)Exchange RateFee USDTotal CostDeal Links
OFX logo
13,654 SGD
Best Overall
1.36540^0.8%
Wells Fargo Bank logo
13,153 SGD
501 SGD
1.3177184.44%
HSBC logo
13,144 SGD
510 SGD
1.3164$154.5%
Banks - Average Rate
Bank of America logo U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo HSBC logo
13,064 SGD
590 SGD
1.3140155.09%
Bank of America International Money Transfers
Bank of America logo
12,979 SGD
675 SGD
1.311$1005.7%
U.S. Bank International Money Transfers
U.S. Bank logo
12,979 SGD
675 SGD
1.311$1005.7%
 

OFX logo

OFX: Foreign Transfer USD→SGD
From Amount:10,000 USD
Fee:0^ - No fees for BestExchangeRates users (normally $12 for smaller transfers)
Exchange Rate:1.3654 (0.8% from mid-rate)
To Amount:13,654 SGD
Total Cost:0.8%
Time:
Rate Fetched: 12:00 Local
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→SGD
From Amount:10,000 USD
Fee:18
Exchange Rate:1.3177 (4.26% from mid-rate)
To Amount:13,153 SGD
Total Cost:4.44%
Difference:
501 SGD less than using OFX
Time:12:00 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

HSBC logo

HSBC: Foreign Transfer USD→SGD
From Amount:10,000 USD
Fee:$15 USD (.15%)
Exchange Rate:1.3164 (4.36% from mid-rate)
To Amount:13,144 SGD
Total Cost:4.5%
Difference:
510 SGD less than using OFX
Time:12:00 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Foreign Transfer USD→SGD
From Amount:10,000 USD
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:1.3083 (4.95% from mid-rate)
To Amount:13,064 SGD
Total Cost:5.09%
Difference:
590 SGD less than using OFX
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
 

Bank of America logo

Bank of America: Foreign Transfer USD→SGD
From Amount:10,000 USD
Fee:$100 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.3110 (4.75% from mid-rate)
To Amount:12,979 SGD
Total Cost:5.7%
Difference:
675 SGD less than using OFX
Time:12:00 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→SGD
From Amount:10,000 USD
Fee:$100 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.3110 (4.75% from mid-rate)
To Amount:12,979 SGD
Total Cost:5.7%
Difference:
675 SGD less than using OFX
Time:12:00 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 09/22/2019 - 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 SGD(S$)Exchange RateFee USDTotal CostDeal Links
U.S. Bank Foreign Currency
U.S. Bank logo
1,288.4 SGD
Compare
1.288406.39%
Banks - Average Rate
U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo
1,276 SGD
12 SGD
1.2884$107.33%
Wells Fargo Bank logo
1,262.63 SGD
26 SGD
1.2884$208.27%
Travelex Online US logo
1,226.6 SGD
62 SGD
1.22660^10.88%
 

U.S. Bank logo

U.S. Bank: Travel Money USD→SGD
From Amount:1,000 USD
Fee:0
Exchange Rate:1.2884 (6.39% from mid-rate)
To Amount:1,288.4 SGD
Total Cost:6.39%
Time:12:00 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Travel Money USD→SGD
From Amount:1,000 USD
Fee:$10 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.2044 (12.5% from mid-rate)
To Amount:1,276 SGD
Total Cost:7.33%
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
 

Wells Fargo Bank logo

Wells Fargo Bank: Travel Money USD→SGD
From Amount:1,000 USD
Fee:$20 USD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:1.2884 (6.39% from mid-rate)
To Amount:1,262.63 SGD
Total Cost:8.27%
Time:12:00 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Travelex Online US logo

Travelex Online US: Travel Money USD→SGD
From Amount:1,000 USD
Fee:$0 - No fees for Debit & Credit Cards
Exchange Rate:1.2266 (10.88% from mid-rate)
To Amount:1,226.6 SGD
Total Cost:10.88%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Sun Sep 22 2019 12:00:05 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:FREE Home delivery & Branch pickup
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
 
: 4.3/5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 09/22/2019 - See full table

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United States Dollar

Singapore Dollar

1 USD 1.3764 SGD
5 USD 6.8820 SGD
10 USD 13.76 SGD
20 USD 27.53 SGD
50 USD 68.82 SGD
100 USD 137.64 SGD
250 USD 344.10 SGD
500 USD 688.20 SGD
1,000 USD 1,376.40 SGD
2,000 USD 2,752.80 SGD
5,000 USD 6,882.00 SGD
10,000 USD 13,764.00 SGD
50,000 USD 68,820.00 SGD
100,000 USD 137,640.00 SGD
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United States Dollar

Singapore Dollar

0.7266 USD 1 SGD
3.6330 USD 5 SGD
7.2660 USD 10 SGD
14.53 USD 20 SGD
36.33 USD 50 SGD
72.66 USD 100 SGD
181.65 USD 250 SGD
363.30 USD 500 SGD
726.60 USD 1,000 SGD
1,453.20 USD 2,000 SGD
3,633.00 USD 5,000 SGD
7,266.00 USD 10,000 SGD
36,330.00 USD 50,000 SGD
72,660.00 USD 100,000 SGD
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USD/SGD - Historical Trends

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

PeriodChange*USD/SGDDate
1 Day-0.2%1.378819 Sep 2019
7 Day+0.2%1.373413 Sep 2019
30 Day-0.5%1.383721 Aug 2019
3 Month+1.6%1.355022 Jun 2019
1 Year+0.9%1.365020 Sep 2018
5 Year+8.8%1.265921 Sep 2014
10 Year-2.5%1.411822 Sep 2009

*For period to 20-Sep 21UTC when USD/SGD was 1.3767

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

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USD and SGD in the Markets

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

 

Singapore Dollar (SGD)

Singapore was added to a US watchlist of suspected currency manipulators in May. Though that means little right now in terms of economic implications, it created some negative sentiment that spurred a rise in USD/SGD to a 6-month high (SGD low) of S$1.384.

Overall, it’s been a mixed 2019 for the Singapore dollar, with small gains (<2 percent) against the euro and Australian dollar, but small losses against the US dollar and pound.

In May, SGD was pressured by data showing core inflation at a 1-year low, by an escalation in US-China trade tensions, and after Singapore’s Ministry of Trade and Industry downgraded 2019 growth forecasts. At 1.2 percent, quarterly growth in the Lion City has slowed to its lowest level in a decade.

All said, the Monetary Authority of Singapore will, at best, keep monetary policy unchanged when it next meets in October (there's a chance it could turn dovish).

Read more in the article SGD Forecasts.

Why can't I just get the USD/SGD 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 / SGD 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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