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US Dollar to Nepalese Rupee Exchange Rate
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How can I get the best exchange rate between US dollar and the Nepalese rupee?
To get the best exchange rate between the US dollar and the Nepalese rupee, it is important to first learn the mid-market rate, or the “real” exchange rate, of the currency. Always remember that banks will not give you the real exchange rate when you exchange money with them, but instead charge you a markup on the rate, which varies from bank to bank.
Online money transfer services often offer far better exchange rates than the banks does, and some even let you exchange money at the mid-market rate for a small fixed fee. You can compare many of these online services here on Finder.com to find the one best suited for your need.
If you are planning a trip to Nepal, bringing an international credit card with you and withdrawing Nepalese rupees once in Nepal may be a good option. Foreign exchange transaction fees vary by credit card though, so make sure to check with your credit card issuer first.
|Bank notes:||$1, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100|
|Coins:||1c, 5c, 10c, 25c, 50c|
|Bank notes:||Rs. रू5, रू10, रू20, रू50, रू100, रू500, रू1000|
What affects exchange rates between the US dollar and the Nepalese rupee?
The Nepalese rupee is currently pegged to the Indian rupee at a rate of 1.60 to 1. Because of this peg, the exchange rate between the US dollar and the Nepalese rupee follows that of the US dollar and the Indian rupee.
Because the Indian rupee officially is a free-floating currency, exchange rates between Indian rupee (or Nepalese rupee) and the US dollar is subject to the supply and demand for both currencies. For example, higher interest rates in one of the countries often lead to higher exchange rates for that currency because more investors will want to invest money in the country with the higher interest rate.
There are currently no signs that the peg between the Nepalese rupee and the Indian rupee is ending. However, if you are looking to make a big investment in Nepal you should look into this more carefully and consult local experts before exchanging your money. For the time being, the Indian economy remains the key factor in determining the exchange rate between US dollar and Nepalese rupee.
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How does the Nepalese rupee trade against the US dollar historically?
The Nepalese rupee replaced the old Nepalese mohar in 1932. Between 1932 and 1994, the Nepalese rupee was pegged to the Indian rupee at a rate of 1.45 Nepalese rupee to 1 Indian rupee. In 1994, the current peg was introduced with a rate of 1.60 Nepalese rupee to 1 Indian rupee.
The Indian rupee has in turn been pegged to both the British pound and the US dollar over the years, and the peg rate has been revalued many times. Today, the Indian rupee is officially a free-floating currency. However, the Reserve Bank of India is known to intervene in the foreign currency markets to keep the exchange rate within a certain undisclosed range.
Since 2013, the exchange rate between the US dollar and the Nepalese rupee has remained between 80 and 110 Nepalese rupees for 1 US dollar.
US dollar to the Nepalese rupee for the last 10 days
|Feb 17||Feb 18||Feb 19||Feb 20||Feb 21||Feb 22||Feb 23||Feb 24||Feb 25||Feb 26|
|1 USD =||113.9507 Inverse: 0.0088||114.5595 Inverse: 0.0087||114.2169 Inverse: 0.0088||114.5319 Inverse: 0.0087||114.5462 Inverse: 0.0087||114.5462 Inverse: 0.0087||115.2493 Inverse: 0.0087||114.8307 Inverse: 0.0087||114.9381 Inverse: 0.0087||114.5853 Inverse: 0.0087|
US dollar to the Nepalese rupee for the last 10 months
|Apr 2019||May 2019||Jun 2019||Jul 2019||Aug 2019||Sep 2019||Oct 2019||Nov 2019||Dec 2019||Jan 2020|
|1 USD =||111.7060 Inverse: 0.0090||111.8635 Inverse: 0.0089||110.6553 Inverse: 0.0090||110.1951 Inverse: 0.0091||114.4750 Inverse: 0.0087||113.3373 Inverse: 0.0088||113.4992 Inverse: 0.0088||114.7403 Inverse: 0.0087||113.9702 Inverse: 0.0088||114.0904 Inverse: 0.0088|
US dollar to the Nepalese rupee for the last 10 years
|Feb 2010||Feb 2011||Feb 2012||Feb 2013||Feb 2014||Feb 2015||Feb 2016||Feb 2017||Feb 2018||Feb 2019|
|1 USD =||71.7655 Inverse: 0.0139||71.1823 Inverse: 0.0140||78.7050 Inverse: 0.0127||86.8108 Inverse: 0.0115||99.1316 Inverse: 0.0101||99.3182 Inverse: 0.0101||109.9137 Inverse: 0.0091||106.6193 Inverse: 0.0094||103.7015 Inverse: 0.0096||113.7245 Inverse: 0.0088|
Market rate for common transfer amounts USD to NPR
|US Dollars (USD)||Nepalese Rupee (NPR)|
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