US Dollar to Samoan Tala Exchange Rate

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    Get the best exchange rate between the US dollar and Samoan tala

    For travelers to Samoa, you’ll typically get the best exchange rate once you arrive in the country. You can find several reputable currency exchange companies in the airport that’ll exchange USD to WST at competitive exchange rates.

    Another option to get tala when traveling to Samoa is to:

    • Withdraw tala using an ATM card. Several large Australian banks like Westpac and ANZ have branches and ATMs in Samoa. Keep in mind the fees that come with using your credit or debit card overseas. Since Samoa is still a mostly cash-based country, it’s also worth noting that ATMs may be few and far between outside of the capital city.
    • Transfer money to Samoa. These transactions can easily be processed using an online money transfer service. When deciding which provider to use, choose one that offers a combination of good exchange rates, inexpensive fees and fast transaction times.

    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

    Samoan Tala

    The tala has been the official currency of Samoa since 1967, after it gained independence from New Zealand in 1962. The small island of Samoa depends on agriculture exports, private remittances from overseas and development aid to sustain the economy.
    Currency:Samoan Tala
    Currency Symbol:WS$ (sometimes SAT, ST or T)
    Sub unit:sene
    Bank notes:2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 tālā
    Coins:10, 20, 50 sene, 1 and 2 tālā

    What affects exchange rates between the US dollar and the Samoan tala?

    The exchange rate between the Samoan tala and the US dollar is managed by the Central Bank of Samoa under a currency peg system. As of 2018, the tala is pegged to four currencies that are weighted according to the share they make up of Samoan trade, they are:

    • US dollar
    • Australian dollar
    • New Zealand dollar
    • The euro

    Since the tala is pegged to a few different currencies, the exchange rates of those other currencies compared to the US dollar also have an effect on the exchange rate between USD and WST. Also, due to New Zealand being such an important trading partner for Samoa, the New Zealand dollar has a large influence on the value of the tala when compared to the US dollar.

    Because of the managed exchange rates, the value of the Samoan tala doesn’t respond to supply and demand in a way other currencies do. However, the Samoan economy can still impact the value of the tala and the central bank uses that information when fixing the exchange rate.

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    How does the Samoan tala trade against the US dollar historically?

    • Until 1984, the value of the Samoan tala was fixed to the New Zealand dollar, meaning the exchange rate between the tala and the US dollar followed the rate between the New Zealand dollar and US dollar.
    • Other than a temporary drop in value following the Financial Crisis in 2008-2009, the exchange rate between the tala and dollar has mostly traded around 2.5 tala per dollar.

    Because of the peg system in place in Samoa, the exchange rate between the tala and the US dollar has been fairly stable over the past 10 years.

    US Dollar to the Samoan Tala for the last 10 days

    Oct 04 Oct 05 Oct 06 Oct 07 Oct 08 Oct 09 Oct 10 Oct 11 Oct 12 Oct 13
    1 USD = 2.6509 Inverse: 0.3772 2.6381 Inverse: 0.3791 2.6381 Inverse: 0.3791 2.6484 Inverse: 0.3776 2.6517 Inverse: 0.3771 2.6524 Inverse: 0.3770 2.6524 Inverse: 0.3770 2.6560 Inverse: 0.3765 2.6733 Inverse: 0.3741 2.6733 Inverse: 0.3741

    US Dollar to the Samoan Tala 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 = 2.6031 Inverse: 0.3842 2.6134 Inverse: 0.3826 2.6077 Inverse: 0.3835 2.6175 Inverse: 0.3820 2.6078 Inverse: 0.3835 2.6325 Inverse: 0.3799 2.6232 Inverse: 0.3812 2.6402 Inverse: 0.3788 2.6625 Inverse: 0.3756 2.6438 Inverse: 0.3782

    US Dollar to the Samoan Tala 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 = 2.5598 Inverse: 0.3907 2.4847 Inverse: 0.4025 2.3490 Inverse: 0.4257 2.2871 Inverse: 0.4372 2.3235 Inverse: 0.4304 2.3892 Inverse: 0.4185 2.6058 Inverse: 0.3838 2.5399 Inverse: 0.3937 2.5225 Inverse: 0.3964 2.6189 Inverse: 0.3818

    Get the best rates for USD/WST exchanges

    Market rate for common transfer amounts USD to WST

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    $500 0
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    $2500 0
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