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

    Feb 07 Feb 08 Feb 09 Feb 10 Feb 11 Feb 12 Feb 13 Feb 14 Feb 15 Feb 16
    1 USD = 2.6640 Inverse: 0.3754 2.6897 Inverse: 0.3718 2.6896 Inverse: 0.3718 2.6760 Inverse: 0.3737 2.6776 Inverse: 0.3735 2.6777 Inverse: 0.3735 2.6682 Inverse: 0.3748 2.6697 Inverse: 0.3746 2.6878 Inverse: 0.3721 2.6878 Inverse: 0.3721

    US Dollar to the Samoan Tala 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 = 2.6063 Inverse: 0.3837 2.6269 Inverse: 0.3807 2.6224 Inverse: 0.3813 2.6402 Inverse: 0.3788 2.6624 Inverse: 0.3756 2.6409 Inverse: 0.3787 2.6527 Inverse: 0.3770 2.6502 Inverse: 0.3773 2.6491 Inverse: 0.3775 2.6228 Inverse: 0.3813

    US Dollar to the Samoan Tala 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 = 2.5742 Inverse: 0.3885 2.3661 Inverse: 0.4226 2.2914 Inverse: 0.4364 2.2727 Inverse: 0.4400 2.3370 Inverse: 0.4279 2.4957 Inverse: 0.4007 2.5984 Inverse: 0.3849 2.5366 Inverse: 0.3942 2.4803 Inverse: 0.4032 2.6072 Inverse: 0.3836

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    Market rate for common transfer amounts USD to WST

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    $500 0
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    $2500 0
    $5000 0

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