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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.


USD to UGX mid-rate = 3672.7411

Right now the USD/UGX market mid-rate is 3672.7411 and represents ideally how many Ugandan Shilling you can get for one United States Dollar.

This USD/UGX Converter calculates equivalent United States Dollar to Ugandan Shilling amounts at the market mid-rate:

USD / UGX mid-rate converter


1 United States Dollar equals
3672.7411 Ugandan Shilling

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USD/UGX exchange rates for:

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United States Dollar

Ugandan Shilling

1 USD 3,672.74 UGX
5 USD 18,363.71 UGX
10 USD 36,727.41 UGX
20 USD 73,454.82 UGX
50 USD 183,637.06 UGX
100 USD 367,274.11 UGX
250 USD 918,185.28 UGX
500 USD 1,836,370.55 UGX
1,000 USD 3,672,741.10 UGX
2,000 USD 7,345,482.20 UGX
5,000 USD 18,363,705.50 UGX
10,000 USD 36,727,411.00 UGX
50,000 USD 183,637,055.00 UGX
100,000 USD 367,274,110.00 UGX
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United States Dollar

Ugandan Shilling

0.0003 USD 1 UGX
0.0014 USD 5 UGX
0.0027 USD 10 UGX
0.0054 USD 20 UGX
0.0136 USD 50 UGX
0.0272 USD 100 UGX
0.0680 USD 250 UGX
0.1360 USD 500 UGX
0.2720 USD 1,000 UGX
0.5440 USD 2,000 UGX
1.3600 USD 5,000 UGX
2.7200 USD 10,000 UGX
13.60 USD 50,000 UGX
27.20 USD 100,000 UGX
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United States Dollar to Ugandan Shilling (USD-UGX) - 10 Year History

The below table shows the historic variation in the USD/UGX 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
19 Feb 20193671.3853Latest
12 Feb 20193667.39981 Week+0.11%
20 Jan 20193711.14191 Month-1.07%
23 Aug 20183751.67166 Months-2.14%
19 Feb 20183636.28311 Year+0.97%
19 Feb 20173595.20002 Years+2.12%
20 Feb 20142456.64675 Years+49.45%
21 Feb 20091963.247910 Years+87.01%

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

The USD/UGX 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 / UGX 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/UGX 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 UGX exchange rate

  1. Know the latest USD/UGX 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 Ugandan Shilling

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 UGX, you should pay attention to both United States Dollar and Ugandan Shilling 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.

Ugandan Shilling (UGX) - Market news and forecasts

No recent Ugandan Shilling market updates.

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