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    Best MYR to USD Exchange Rates

    The best MYR to USD rate is 0.2152, and is the current mid-market exchange rate. We help you compare Malaysian ringgit to US dollar rates and costs to this live market rate.

    In this Ringgit to Dollar (MYR/USD) rate guide:

    Compare exchange rates - MYR to USD

    Exchange rates can vary significantly between different currency exchange providers, so it's important to compare Malaysian ringgit (MYR) to US dollar (USD) rates from different sources before making a conversion.

    The below Rate Comparison Table makes it easy to compare the Total Cost you are being charged on Ringgit to Dollar currency rates and the possible savings of using various providers.


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    MYR to USD Market Data

    Malaysian ringgit (MYR) to US dollar (USD) market data - latest interbank mid-rate, trend, chart & historic rates.

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    0.2152We compare provider deals to this wholesale mid-market rate. Read more
    MYR to USD at 0.2140 is just 0.5% above its 3-month average of 0.2129, having traded in a very stable 3.2% range from 0.2090 to 0.2157
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    14 Nov 2023
    1% 2 Week
    30 Aug 2023
    0.7% 3 Month
    28 Nov 2022
    4.1% 1 Year
    29 Nov 2018
    10.5% 5 Year
    30 Nov 2013
    31% 10 Year
    03 Dec 2003
    18.7% 20 Year
    MYR/USD historic rates & change to 28-Nov-2023

    Forecasts for MYR to USD

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    Based on recent exchange rate forecasts from FX analysts, the Malaysian Ringgit (MYR) is expected to end 2023 with an exchange rate range of 4.20 to 4.30 per US dollar. This forecast is based on the belief that the US dollar has already reached its peak and is likely to experience a reversal in strength as the Federal Reserve's interest rate hike cycle comes to an end. Additionally, the fundamentals of the Malaysian Ringgit are considered to be strong, with the recovery of the tourism sector expected to support its strength. An increase in tourism could lead to a narrower deficit in Malaysia's services account, positively impacting the Ringgit.

    Read our full MYR to USD forecasts analysis

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    How to get a good MYR to USD exchange rate

    There are several ways to save on exchange rates when converting Malaysian ringgit to US dollar:

    1. Shop around for the best MYR/USD exchange rate: Exchange rates can vary significantly between different currency exchange providers, so it's important to compare rates from different sources before making a conversion.
    2. Timing is important: Keep an eye on the MYR/USD rate on currency markets, as exchange rates can fluctuate frequently. Try to make your transactions when the exchange rate is in your favor. You can do this easily with our BER Smart Rate Tracker.
    3. Use a credit/debit or travel card that doesn't charge foreign transaction fees: Some credit cards charge additional fees for transactions made in a foreign currency, so it's important to check with your card issuer to see if they charge these fees and what their exchange rate is.
    4. Use a multi-currency account: Having a multi-currency account allows you to hold and transfer money in both MYR and USD at close to the interbank rate. It also allows you to make payments or withdrawals in the local currency while avoiding high conversion fees.
    5. Buy currency in advance: If you know that you will need foreign currency in the future, consider buying it in advance when the exchange rate is favorable.

    The key is reducing excessive costs and fees

    Generally speaking, if you are buying US dollar with Malaysian ringgit, then it's better for the MYR/USD exchange rate to be higher.

    However working against you are the fees all foreign exchange providers charge for providing their service. These fees 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.

    It's worth noting that while these tips can help you save on exchange rates, it's important to be aware that no single method is guaranteed to provide the best exchange rate in every situation, and it may require some research and comparison-shopping to find the best option for your specific needs.

    Will the Malaysian ringgit rise against the US dollar?

    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 MYR/USD to your personalised BER Smart Rate Tracker to track and benefit from currency movements.

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