US Dollar to Romanian Leu Exchange Rate

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How can I get the best exchange rate between the US dollar and the Romanian leu?

The most popular Romanian leu currency exchange is the euro followed by the US dollar. If you’re traveling to Romania, having cash in hand is recommended. Although euros may be accepted at some hotels, you’ll need leu for most other purchases. To get a competitive exchange rate, you can:

  • Get cash at a local ATM with a travel friendly card that has low fees
  • Bring US dollars in cash and exchange them at a foreign exchange booth in the capital of Bucharest

People looking to wire money should use an online money transfer service to get best exchange rate and lowest service fees.

US Dollar

The US dollar is the most traded currency in the world. The world’s unofficial reserve currency, it can be found in most major currency pairs. In forex, it’s an important benchmark and target rate for countries that fix or peg their currencies against its value. It is also used as the standard currency for oil, precious metals and other commodities.
Currency:US Dollar
Sub unit:cents
Bank notes:$1, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100
Coins:1c, 5c, 10c, 25c, 50c

Romanian Leu

The Romanian leu is the official currency of Romania. Though it joined the EU in 2007, Romania continues to use the leu and is expected to adopt the euro in the future.
Currency:Romanian Leu
Sub unit:ban
Bank notes:1 leu, 5, 10, 50, 100, 200, 500 lei
Coins:1 ban, 5, 10, 50 bani

What affects exchange rates between the US dollar and the Romanian leu?

Since the Romanian leu uses the euro as its reference currency, the exchange rate between the leu and dollar is heavily influenced by the exchange rate between USD and EUR. The following factors dealing with Romania also influence the exchange rate:

  • Economic growth
  • Unemployment
  • Interest rates

The Romanian government’s efforts to make the leu more stable against the euro in order to be adopted into the euro zone can affect the exchange rate between the leu and the dollar as well.

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How does the Romanian leu trade against the US dollar historically?

Overall, the Romanian leu has depreciated by nearly 50 percent against the US dollar between early 2008 and early 2018

  • In 2003, the National Bank of Romania changed the reference currency to the euro from the US dollar in an attempt to gain euro zone membership in the future. Partly because of this, RON has been quite volatile against USD over the past decade, fluctuating between 2.22 lei per dollar and 4.38 lei per dollar.
  • Since March 2017, the Romanian leu has again strengthened against the US dollar, moving from 4.30 lei per dollar in March 2017 to 3.72 lei per dollar in February of 2018.

US Dollar to the Romanian Leu for the last 10 days

Jul 29 Jul 30 Jul 31 Aug 01 Aug 02 Aug 03 Aug 04 Aug 05 Aug 06 Aug 07
1 USD = 4.1035 Inverse: 0.2437 4.0706 Inverse: 0.2457 4.1038 Inverse: 0.2437 4.1038 Inverse: 0.2437 4.0840 Inverse: 0.2449 4.1105 Inverse: 0.2433 4.0910 Inverse: 0.2444 4.0698 Inverse: 0.2457 4.0728 Inverse: 0.2455 4.1055 Inverse: 0.2436

US Dollar to the Romanian Leu for the last 10 months

Oct 2019 Nov 2019 Dec 2019 Jan 2020 Feb 2020 Mar 2020 Apr 2020 May 2020 Jun 2020 Jul 2020
1 USD = 4.3233 Inverse: 0.2313 4.3227 Inverse: 0.2313 4.3224 Inverse: 0.2314 4.2841 Inverse: 0.2334 4.3324 Inverse: 0.2308 4.2588 Inverse: 0.2348 4.4743 Inverse: 0.2235 4.4682 Inverse: 0.2238 4.2847 Inverse: 0.2334 4.3029 Inverse: 0.2324

US Dollar to the Romanian Leu for the last 10 years

Aug 2010 Aug 2011 Aug 2012 Aug 2013 Aug 2014 Aug 2015 Aug 2016 Aug 2017 Aug 2018 Aug 2019
1 USD = 3.1943 Inverse: 0.3131 2.9907 Inverse: 0.3344 3.6819 Inverse: 0.2716 3.3218 Inverse: 0.3010 3.3161 Inverse: 0.3016 4.0256 Inverse: 0.2484 4.0200 Inverse: 0.2488 3.8666 Inverse: 0.2586 4.0035 Inverse: 0.2498 4.2190 Inverse: 0.2370

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