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    USD to ZAR Exchange Rates

    Compare & Save on US dollar to South African rand FX rates - Check USD/ZAR Trends and Forecasts.

    1 USD =
    14.51We compare provider deals to this wholesale mid-market rate. Read more
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    USD to ZAR at 14.49 has fallen 1.6% below its 90-day average, range 14.14-15.32.
    USD/ZAR wasChangePeriod
    05 Oct 2021
    3.3% 2 Weeks
    21 Jul 2021
    0.4% 90 Days
    19 Oct 2020
    12.2% 1 Year
    20 Oct 2016
    4.2% 5 Years
    22 Oct 2011
    79.8% 10 Years
    24 Oct 2001
    54.7% 20 Years
    USD/ZAR change over periods to 19-Oct-2021

    In April 2021 the South African rand is trading at a 15 month high against the US dollar.


    USD to ZAR - Compare & Save

    The below comparison table makes it easy to calculate the Total Cost you are being charged and the possible savings of using different FX providers.


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    Exchange rates available for foreign transfers and currency exchange always contain either a rate margin from the Latest USD to ZAR Exchange Rate (shown above) or a transaction fee and often both!


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    How to get a good USD to ZAR Exchange Rate

    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.


    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 FX Alerts work differently.

    Once you add a currency pair for tracking in your watchlist we can select to be notified daily for any UP DOWN HIGH LOW alerts over a range of periods over the recent 90 days.