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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/SGD 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 SGD. The total costs are calculated against the latest mid-market rate.

Foreign Transfer Providers
Ratings & Reviews
Receive SGD($)Exchange RateFee USDTotal CostTransfer ServicesTransfer SpeedDeal Links
 
OFX logo
13,392 SGD
Best Overall
1.33920^1.27%Bank Transfers - Online & Phone1-2 days
 
TransferWise logo
13,427 SGD
$35 more
1.3496$511.01%Bank Transfers - Online1-2 days
Wells Fargo Bank logo
13,113 SGD
$279 less
1.3137183.32%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
HSBC logo
13,103 SGD
$289 less
1.3123$153.4%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
Banks - Average Rate
Bank of America logo U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo HSBC logo
13,024 SGD
$368 less
1.3100153.98%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
Bank of America International Money Transfers
Bank of America logo
12,939 SGD
$453 less
1.307$1004.61%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
U.S. Bank International Money Transfers
U.S. Bank logo
12,939 SGD
$453 less
1.307$1004.61%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
 
OFX: Foreign Transfer USD→SGD
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:0^ - No fees for BestExchangeRates users (normally $12 for smaller transfers)
Exchange Rate:1.3392 (1.27% from mid-rate)
SGD amount:13,392 SGD
Total Cost:1.27%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Sun Feb 17 2019 22:02:46 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
TransferWise: Foreign Transfer USD→SGD
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:$51 USD (0.5% + $1)
Exchange Rate:1.3496 (0.5% from mid-rate)
SGD amount:13,427 SGD
Total Cost:1.01%
Difference:
$35 more than using OFX
Time:0:07 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online
Rating:
 
: 4.6/5.0
Reviews:
Wells Fargo Bank: Foreign Transfer USD→SGD
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:18
Exchange Rate:1.3137 (3.15% from mid-rate)
SGD amount:13,113 SGD
Total Cost:3.32%
Difference:
$279 less than using OFX
Time:0:07 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
HSBC: Foreign Transfer USD→SGD
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:$15 USD (.15%)
Exchange Rate:1.3123 (3.25% from mid-rate)
SGD amount:13,103 SGD
Total Cost:3.4%
Difference:
$289 less than using OFX
Time:0:07 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→SGD
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:1.3043 (3.84% from mid-rate)
SGD amount:13,024 SGD
Total Cost:3.98%
Difference:
$368 less than using OFX
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Bank of America: Foreign Transfer USD→SGD
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:$100 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.3070 (3.64% from mid-rate)
SGD amount:12,939 SGD
Total Cost:4.61%
Difference:
$453 less than using OFX
Time:0:07 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
U.S. Bank: Foreign Transfer USD→SGD
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:$100 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.3070 (3.64% from mid-rate)
SGD amount:12,939 SGD
Total Cost:4.61%
Difference:
$453 less than using OFX
Time:0:07 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 SGD($)Exchange RateFee USDTotal CostCurrency ServicesDelivery/CollectDeal Links
Wells Fargo Bank logo
1,269.79 SGD
Compare
1.2957$206.38%Branch-
U.S. Bank Foreign Currency
U.S. Bank logo
1,269.6 SGD
$0.19 less
1.269606.39%Branch-
Banks - Average Rate
U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo
1,270 SGD
$0.21 more
1.2827$106.39%Branch-
 
Travelex Online US logo
1,238 SGD
$32 less
1.2380^8.72%Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery2-3 days
Wells Fargo Bank: Travel Money USD→SGD
USD amount:$1,000 USD
Fee:$20 USD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:1.2957 (4.47% from mid-rate)
SGD amount:1,269.79 SGD
Total Cost:6.38%
Time:0:08 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
U.S. Bank: Travel Money USD→SGD
USD amount:$1,000 USD
Fee:0
Exchange Rate:1.2696 (6.39% from mid-rate)
SGD amount:1,269.6 SGD
Total Cost:6.39%
Time:0:08 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

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

Travel Money USD→SGD
USD amount:$1,000 USD
Fee:$10 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.1868 (12.5% from mid-rate)
SGD amount:1,270 SGD
Total Cost:6.39%
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Travelex Online US: Travel Money USD→SGD
USD amount:$1,000 USD
Fee:$0 - No fees for Debit & Credit Cards
Exchange Rate:1.238 (8.72% from mid-rate)
SGD amount:1,238 SGD
Total Cost:8.72%
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 SGD mid-rate = 1.3556

Right now the USD/SGD market mid-rate is 1.3556 and represents ideally how many Singapore Dollar you can get for one United States Dollar.

This USD/SGD Converter calculates equivalent United States Dollar to Singapore Dollar amounts at the market mid-rate:

USD / SGD mid-rate converter


$USD


$SGD
1 United States Dollar equals
1.3556 Singapore Dollar

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United States Dollar

Singapore Dollar

1 USD 1.3556 SGD
5 USD 6.7780 SGD
10 USD 13.56 SGD
20 USD 27.11 SGD
50 USD 67.78 SGD
100 USD 135.56 SGD
250 USD 338.90 SGD
500 USD 677.80 SGD
1,000 USD 1,355.60 SGD
2,000 USD 2,711.20 SGD
5,000 USD 6,778.00 SGD
10,000 USD 13,556.00 SGD
50,000 USD 67,780.00 SGD
100,000 USD 135,560.00 SGD
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United States Dollar

Singapore Dollar

0.7377 USD 1 SGD
3.6885 USD 5 SGD
7.3770 USD 10 SGD
14.75 USD 20 SGD
36.89 USD 50 SGD
73.77 USD 100 SGD
184.43 USD 250 SGD
368.85 USD 500 SGD
737.70 USD 1,000 SGD
1,475.40 USD 2,000 SGD
3,688.50 USD 5,000 SGD
7,377.00 USD 10,000 SGD
36,885.00 USD 50,000 SGD
73,770.00 USD 100,000 SGD
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United States Dollar to Singapore Dollar (USD-SGD) - 10 Year History

The below table shows the historic variation in the USD/SGD 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 20191.3568Latest
10 Feb 20191.35581 Week+0.07%
18 Jan 20191.35871 Month-0.14%
21 Aug 20181.36546 Months-0.63%
17 Feb 20181.31201 Year+3.41%
17 Feb 20171.41862 Years-4.36%
18 Feb 20141.26115 Years+7.59%
19 Feb 20091.526110 Years-11.09%

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

The USD/SGD 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 / SGD 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/SGD 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 SGD exchange rate

  1. Know the latest USD/SGD 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 Singapore Dollar

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 SGD, you should pay attention to both United States Dollar and Singapore Dollar 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.

Singapore Dollar (SGD) - Market news and forecasts

4-Jan-2019: 2018 was a steady year for the Singapore dollar. It lost out marginally against the US dollar (S$1.363) with a decline of 2 percent, but that was offset by a gain of nearly 3 percent against the euro (S$1.563). The Singapore dollar was especially strong last year against the Australian dollar, relative to which it climbed 8.5 percent to a 10-year high (AUD/SGD low) of S$0.961.

With Singapore being a small, trade-dependent country, prime risks to the SGD for 2019 will include a re-emergence of trade tensions between China and the US, and/or a global economic slowdown — the latter was a real possibility at the time of writing if economic data, higher interest rates, tumbling stock prices and earnings warnings from the world’s largest companies were anything to go by.

SGD will dip slightly in early 2019, an analyst at Singaporean bank OCBC said in January, before the “confluence of an uncertain Fed and a stabilization in China allows for a more sustained uptrend.” Don’t expect too much in the way of appreciation, though. The analyst argued for a floor under USD/SGD at S$1.30, indicative of potential SGD strength worth 5 percent from January’s opening rate.

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