US Dollar to Saudi Riyal Exchange Rate

Live Rate

= SR 3.7507

Refreshing in: 60s | Mon, Oct 21, 03:55PM GMT

  • Cheap transfers
  • Bank-beating exchange rates
  • Safe and reliable
OFX International Money Transfers

Our pick: OFX International Money Transfers

OFX offers flexible transfer options, 24/7 customer support and no maximum limit. Send a minimum of $1,000 per year.

  • $0 transfer fees. Send fee-free transfers to over 195 countries worldwide.
  • Transfers in 55 currencies. OFX supports major, minor and exotic currencies.
  • Flexible options. Choose from forward contracts to scheduled transfers for convenience and flexibility.

    How can I get the best exchange rate between the US dollar and the Saudi riyal?

    Since the exchange rate between the US dollar and the Saudi riyal is fixed at a value of 3.75 riyals per dollar, comparing rates offered by different providers should be an easy task.

    Travelers to Saudi Arabia will have no problem using cash, or credit and debit cards — specifically Visa and MasterCard. Oddly enough, traveler’s checks are still accepted in most tourist areas in Saudi Arabia.

    US dollars and other foreign currencies can be exchanged for Saudi riyals at banks and foreign exchange bureaus throughout the major cities of Saudi Arabia. Foreign exchange bureaus in busy areas will likely have the most competitive exchange rates.

    Popular cities with many foreign exchange bureaus include Makkah, Jeddah, and Medina, due to being a religious destination. Be aware that currency exchange offices in these cities can be particularly busy around the Haj and Umrah seasons.

    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
    Currency Symbol:$
    Sub unit:cents
    Bank notes:$1, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100
    Coins:1c, 5c, 10c, 25c, 50c

    Saudi Riyal

    The Saudi riyal is the official currency of Saudi Arabia. Oil is a big part of the economy, with Saudi Arabia in control of 20% of all the world’s oil reserves. It is the largest economy in Arab world.
    Currency:Saudi Riyal
    Currency Symbol:SR , ر.س
    Sub unit:halalah
    Bank notes:5, 10, 50, 100, 500 riyals
    Coins:0.01, 0.05, 0.10, 0.25, 0.50, 1 riyal, 2 riyals

    What affects exchange rates between the US dollar and the Saudi riyal?

    Since the Saudi riyal is pegged to the US dollar at a fixed rate, the exchange rate between the two currencies doesn’t fluctuate.

    A currency peg requires the central bank to constantly be buying and selling foreign currencies, which can cost huge amounts of money. However, as one of the largest oil exporters in the world, Saudi Arabia has large reserves of foreign currency to prop up the value of their own currency when needed.

    With oil being such a big part of the Saudi Arabian economy, the price of it can directly effect the economy. If the Saudi economy were to take a severe downturn, the central bank would likely have a hard time keeping the exchange rate at the level it wants.

    Send money from USD to SAR

    Min. Transfer Amount Transfer Speed Online Transfer Fee Rate Amount Received Description CTA Details
    USD 1,000 1 day USD 0.00 3.713 SAR 18,566 No-maximum limit transfers with competitive exchange rates for 100+ currencies. Go to site Show details

    Compare up to 4 providers

    How does the Saudi riyal trade against the US dollar historically?

    The Saudi riyal has been pegged to the US dollar since 1986 and the exchange rate has only seen very minor fluctuations since. As long as the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority maintains its current exchange rate policy, the exchange rate will stay the same.

    The current dollar peg has served Saudi Arabia well over the years, largely because oil exports make up such a big part of the government’s revenues. Oil is a commodity that is quoted in US dollars worldwide, so a stable relationship between oil revenues and the value of the currency is highly beneficial.

    US Dollar to the Saudi Riyal for the last 10 days

    Oct 11 Oct 12 Oct 13 Oct 14 Oct 15 Oct 16 Oct 17 Oct 18 Oct 19 Oct 20
    1 USD = 3.7507 Inverse: 0.2666 3.7507 Inverse: 0.2666 3.7512 Inverse: 0.2666 3.7505 Inverse: 0.2666 3.7508 Inverse: 0.2666 3.7506 Inverse: 0.2666 3.7507 Inverse: 0.2666 3.7511 Inverse: 0.2666 3.7511 Inverse: 0.2666 3.7510 Inverse: 0.2666

    US Dollar to the Saudi Riyal for the last 10 months

    Dec 2018 Jan 2019 Feb 2019 Mar 2019 Apr 2019 May 2019 Jun 2019 Jul 2019 Aug 2019 Sep 2019
    1 USD = 3.7526 Inverse: 0.2665 3.7508 Inverse: 0.2666 3.7504 Inverse: 0.2666 3.7515 Inverse: 0.2666 3.7503 Inverse: 0.2666 3.7503 Inverse: 0.2666 3.7505 Inverse: 0.2666 3.7507 Inverse: 0.2666 3.7503 Inverse: 0.2666 3.7511 Inverse: 0.2666

    US Dollar to the Saudi Riyal for the last 10 years

    Oct 2009 Oct 2010 Oct 2011 Oct 2012 Oct 2013 Oct 2014 Oct 2015 Oct 2016 Oct 2017 Oct 2018
    1 USD = 3.7502 Inverse: 0.2667 3.7501 Inverse: 0.2667 3.7502 Inverse: 0.2667 3.7499 Inverse: 0.2667 3.7505 Inverse: 0.2666 3.7516 Inverse: 0.2666 3.7487 Inverse: 0.2668 3.7506 Inverse: 0.2666 3.7505 Inverse: 0.2666 3.7515 Inverse: 0.2666

    Market rate for common transfer amounts USD to SAR

    US Dollars (USD) Saudi Riyal (SAR)
    $1 0
    $100 0
    $500 0
    $1000 0
    $1500 0
    $2500 0
    $5000 0

    Ask an Expert

    You are about to post a question on

    • Do not enter personal information (eg. surname, phone number, bank details) as your question will be made public
    • is a financial comparison and information service, not a bank or product provider
    • We cannot provide you with personal advice or recommendations
    • Your answer might already be waiting – check previous questions below to see if yours has already been asked provides guides and information on a range of products and services. Because our content is not financial advice, we suggest talking with a professional before you make any decision.

    By submitting your comment or question, you agree to our Privacy and Cookies Policy and Terms of Use.

    Questions and responses on are not provided, paid for or otherwise endorsed by any bank or brand. These banks and brands are not responsible for ensuring that comments are answered or accurate.
    Go to site