USD to ZAR - Best Rates Guide

We review US Dollar to South African Rand latest & historic FX rates along with recent USD/ZAR Trend and Alerts.


Latest wholesale rate

1 USD = 15.34 ZAR
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US Dollar to South African Rand
- Trend & Alerts

USDZAR at 15.35 is 5.2% below its 90-DAY average, range 15.13-17.15.
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Comparing USD to ZAR Exchange Rates

You should always check the total cost for any exchange rate you are provided by banks or FX specialists. These exchange rates almost always contain a margin from the wholesale USD/ZAR rate ( interbank mid-rate) plus any fixed or percentage fees.

These margins and fees can vary significantly for USD to ZAR International Money Transfers, Travel Money and prepaid multi-currency Travel Card transactions. Also the total cost will also vary depending on the total amount being exchanged.


US Dollar to South African Rand - Quick Conversions

U$ 1 R 15.34
U$ 5 R 76.70
U$ 10 R 153.40
U$ 20 R 306.80
U$ 50 R 767.00
U$ 100 R 1,534
U$ 250 R 3,835
U$ 500 R 7,670
U$ 1,000 R 15,340
U$ 2,000 R 30,680
U$ 5,000 R 76,700
U$ 10,000 R 153,400
U$ 50,000 R 767,000
U$ 100,000 R 1,534,000
More amounts
U$ 0.0652 R 1
U$ 0.3260 R 5
U$ 0.6519 R 10
U$ 1.3038 R 20
U$ 3.2596 R 50
U$ 6.5191 R 100
U$ 16.30 R 250
U$ 32.60 R 500
U$ 65.19 R 1,000
U$ 130.38 R 2,000
U$ 325.96 R 5,000
U$ 651.91 R 10,000
U$ 3,260 R 50,000
U$ 6,519 R 100,000
More amounts

Calculate other USD/ZAR amounts (from or to) at mid-market with our USD to ZAR Calculator .


US Dollar and South African Rand - Market News


When determining the best time to make a foreign exchange transaction, in this case the USD vs ZAR, you should pay attention to the recent market trends for both currencies.


US Dollar (USD)

The US dollar has dropped steadily for the last 3 months against nearly all major currencies. In late November the US Dollar has fallen to a two and a half year low with the US Dollar Index hitting its lowest value since April 2018.

Get more details in the article US Dollar Forecasts.


South African Rand (ZAR)

Rabobank told Bloomberg TV in early April that they see a difficult virus affected year in 2020 for the South African rand.


Country Guides - South African Rand

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How to get Best USD to ZAR Exchange Rates

There are two important ways to save on Foreign Exchange, the first is minimising unnecessary or excessive costs and fees, and the other is to transact when the exchange rate is in your favour.

Reduce Excessive costs and fees

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).

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.


What is a good USD to ZAR exchange rate?

This is always a difficult question as exchange rates are influenced by many factors, so a good method to consider the US Dollar vs South African Rand current value is to look the USD/ZAR historic rate and change over a range of periods.

The following table looks at the change in the USD to ZAR exchange rate over periods from the previous week back to the last 10 years.

24 Nov 2020
0.3% ▲1 Week
01 Nov 2020
6.3% ▼30 Days
02 Sep 2020
9.3% ▼90 Days
02 Dec 2019
4.8% ▲1 Year
03 Dec 2015
6.1% ▲5 Years
04 Dec 2010
121.4% ▼10 Years

USD/ZAR 10 year historic rates & change to 01-Dec-2020 : 15.2478


Will the US Dollar rise against the South African Rand?

It is almost impossible to predict what an exchange rate will do in the future, the best approach is to monitor the currency markets and transact when an exchange rate moves in your favour.

To help with this you can add USD/ZAR to your BestExchangeRates My Rates Watchlist to track and benefit from currency movements.


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Rather than requiring you to set a target rate, our rate alerts work differently. We check for daily high/lows and changes (up/down) over a range of periods up to 90 days rather than requiring you to set target rates.