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    Best Send Money to Japan USD/JPY Rates Compared Live

    The best USD to JPY exchange rate is 156.57. Compare foreign transfer and currency exchange rates, find better rates & deals.

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    Comparing USD-JPY send money exchange rates

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

    The above Dollar to Yen comparison table makes it easy to compare the Total Fees (both variable and fixed) you are being charged vs the latest USD-JPY mid-rate (see below) and the possible savings of using another provider.

    @bestfxrates : USDJPY hits 156.2, up 2.4% over 3mo avg, amid US economic optimism & low jobless claims. Fed's hawkish signals could boost USD further. JPY weakened by yield gaps & BoJ stance. Eyes on potential BoJ rate hikes & CPI data that may delay US rate cuts. Range forecast: 152.00–158.00. #Forex #USDJPY

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    USD to JPY Market Data

    US dollar (USD) to Japanese yen (JPY) market data - latest interbank exchange rate, trend, chart & historic rates.

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    156.57We compare provider deals to this wholesale mid-market rate. Read more
    USD to JPY at 156.2 is 2.4% above its 3-month average of 152.6, having traded in a relatively stable 7.8% range from 146.9 to 158.3
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    07 May 2024
    0.9% 2 Week
    21 Feb 2024
    3.9% 3 Month
    22 May 2023
    12.6% 1 Year
    23 May 2019
    42.6% 5 Year
    24 May 2014
    53.2% 10 Year
    26 May 2004
    39.9% 20 Year
    USD/JPY historic rates & change to 21-May-2024

    What are equivalent amounts of USD and JPY?

    Here are some popular conversion amounts for USD to JPY (US dollar to Japanese yen)*.

    $ 1 ¥ 156.57
    $ 5 ¥ 782.85
    $ 10 ¥ 1,566
    $ 20 ¥ 3,131
    $ 50 ¥ 7,829
    $ 100 ¥ 15,657
    $ 250 ¥ 39,143
    $ 500 ¥ 78,285
    $ 1,000 ¥ 156,570
    $ 2,000 ¥ 313,140
    $ 5,000 ¥ 782,850
    $ 10,000 ¥ 1,565,700
    $ 20,000 ¥ 3,131,400
    $ 50,000 ¥ 7,828,500
    $ 100,000 ¥ 15,657,000
    $ 0.0064 ¥ 1
    $ 0.0319 ¥ 5
    $ 0.0639 ¥ 10
    $ 0.1277 ¥ 20
    $ 0.3194 ¥ 50
    $ 0.6387 ¥ 100
    $ 1.5968 ¥ 250
    $ 3.1935 ¥ 500
    $ 6.3870 ¥ 1,000
    $ 12.77 ¥ 2,000
    $ 31.94 ¥ 5,000
    $ 63.87 ¥ 10,000
    $ 127.74 ¥ 20,000
    $ 319.35 ¥ 50,000
    $ 638.70 ¥ 100,000

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    *Converted at the current USDJPY interbank exchange rate. Calculate actual payout amounts for Send Money and Travel Money exchange rates.


    Forecasts for USD to JPY


    Based on recent exchange rate analyst forecasts and market updates, the USD to JPY exchange rate is expected to fluctuate in a range of 152.00 to 158.00 throughout May. The US dollar (USD) has shown signs of strength driven by positive April inflation data, delaying potential rate cuts and supporting investor sentiment. However, uncertainty remains regarding future rate cuts by the Federal Reserve, pending the release of May's Consumer Price Index (CPI) data, which could influence market movements and the direction of the USD.

    Read our full review of recent USD to JPY forecasts.


    How to get a good USD to JPY exchange rate

    There are several ways to save on exchange rates when converting US dollar to Japanese yen:

    1. Shop around for the best USD/JPY 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 USD/JPY 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 USD and JPY 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 Japanese yen with US dollar, then it's better for the USD/JPY 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 US dollar rise against the Japanese yen?

    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.

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    The cost of living in Japan can vary depending on location, lifestyle, and individual needs. However, generally speaking, Japan is known to be one of the more expensive countries in the world, especially in terms of accommodation and transportation.

    Accommodation costs, particularly in the big cities such as Tokyo and Osaka, can be quite high. Rent for apartments can be very expensive, and purchasing a home can be out of reach for many.

    Read more at our Japan (JPY) country guide


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