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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.

US dollar to South African rand
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1 USD = 14.06 ZAR
USDZAR at 14.06 has fallen 4.2% below its 90-day average, range 14.06-15.54.
7D-3.0% 90DLOW
Alerts:7D-3.0% | 90DLOW |
USD to ZAR Interbank mid-market We compare bank & FX provider rates to these wholesale mid-market rates. Read more rate

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Comparing USD/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 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. Note the total cost will also vary on the currencies and total amount being exchanged.


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US dollar to South African rand - Quick Convert

$ 1 R 14.06
$ 5 R 70.30
$ 10 R 140.60
$ 20 R 281.20
$ 50 R 703.00
$ 100 R 1,406
$ 250 R 3,515
$ 500 R 7,030
$ 1,000 R 14,060
$ 2,000 R 28,120
$ 5,000 R 70,300
$ 10,000 R 140,600
$ 50,000 R 703,000
$ 100,000 R 1,406,000
More amounts
$ 0.0711 R 1
$ 0.3556 R 5
$ 0.7111 R 10
$ 1.4222 R 20
$ 3.5556 R 50
$ 7.1111 R 100
$ 17.78 R 250
$ 35.56 R 500
$ 71.11 R 1,000
$ 142.22 R 2,000
$ 355.56 R 5,000
$ 711.11 R 10,000
$ 3,556 R 50,000
$ 7,111 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 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.


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South African rand (ZAR)

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


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How to get Good 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.

30 Apr 2021
3.1% ▼1 Week
07 Apr 2021
3.5% ▼30 Days
06 Feb 2021
5.3% ▼90 Days
07 May 2020
24.3% ▼1 Year
08 May 2016
5.3% ▼5 Years
10 May 2011
108% ▲10 Years

USD/ZAR 10 year historic rates & change to 07-May-2021 : 14.0593


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 will automatically check the exchange rate for any UP or DOWN move over a range of periods over the recent 90 days.