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USD to ZAR exchange rates

Convert US dollars to South African rands. Get bank-beating foreign currency exchange rates with OFX.

USDUS dollar
ZARSouth African rand

Market Rate 17.0006
Inverse 0.0588

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From
USDUS dollar
To
ZARSouth African rand

USD/ZAR currency chart: 1.00 USD = 17.0046 ZAR

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USD Snapshot

The United States dollar (symbol: $; code: USD; also abbreviated US$ or U.S. Dollar, also referred to as American dollar, or informally known as the 'buck') is the official currency for the USA, Ecuador, El Salvador, British Virgin Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands, Caribbean Netherlands, Palau, Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, and East Timor.

  • Currency Name: US dollar
  • Currency Code: USD
  • Currency Symbol: $ or US$
  • Central Bank: Federal Reserve
  • Reserve Currency: The United States dollar is considered a reserve currency.
  • Safe Haven: The United States dollar is considered a safe haven.
  • Countries Used In: United States
  • Major Unit: One United States dollar
  • Minor Unit: One cent
  • Cents per United States dollar: 100
  • Note Denominations: $1, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100
  • Coin Denominations: 1¢, 5¢, 10¢, 25¢, 50¢, $1

ZAR Snapshot

The rand (ZAR) arrived in 1961, the same year that South Africa became an official Republic. There are 100 cents to every rand, however the 1 and 2 cent coins have fallen out of use due to inflation.

  • Currency Name: South African rand
  • Currency Code: ZAR
  • Currency Symbol: R
  • Central Bank: South African Reserve Bank
  • Reserve Currency: The South African Rand is not considered a reserve currency.
  • Safe Haven: The South African Rand is not considered a safe haven.
  • Countries Used In: South Africa
  • Major Unit: One South African Rand
  • Minor Unit: One cent
  • Cents per South African Rand: 100
  • Note Denominations: R 10, R 20, R 50, R 100, R 200
  • Coin Denominations: 10c, 20c, 50c, R 1, R 2, R 5

Previous USD to ZAR Exchange Rates

From
USDUS dollar
To
ZARSouth African rand
Frequency
Reporting period
1 year

USD to ZAR historical rates

Date1 USD=
Average16.254899
December 31, 202115.891649
January 31, 202215.490106
February 28, 202215.223071
March 31, 202214.966421
April 30, 202215.022969
May 31, 202215.907295
June 30, 202215.820124
July 31, 202216.816997
August 31, 202216.705874
September 30, 202217.579572
October 31, 202218.121936
November 25, 202217.512769

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