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US dollar to Samoan tala exchange rate

Find the best USD/WST exchange rate for 17 Apr 2021.

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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

Apr 07 Apr 08 Apr 09 Apr 10 Apr 11 Apr 12 Apr 13 Apr 14 Apr 15 Apr 16
1 USD = 2.5326 Inverse: 0.3949 2.5320 Inverse: 0.3949 2.5313 Inverse: 0.3951 2.5309 Inverse: 0.3951 2.5309 Inverse: 0.3951 2.5309 Inverse: 0.3951 2.5315 Inverse: 0.3950 2.5317 Inverse: 0.3950 2.5319 Inverse: 0.3950 2.5319 Inverse: 0.3950

US Dollar to the Samoan Tala for the last 10 months

Jun 2020 Jul 2020 Aug 2020 Sep 2020 Oct 2020 Nov 2020 Dec 2020 Jan 2021 Feb 2021 Mar 2021
1 USD = 2.6605 Inverse: 0.3759 2.6495 Inverse: 0.3774 2.6071 Inverse: 0.3836 2.6018 Inverse: 0.3843 2.6439 Inverse: 0.3782 2.5845 Inverse: 0.3869 2.5356 Inverse: 0.3944 2.5085 Inverse: 0.3986 2.5092 Inverse: 0.3985 2.5258 Inverse: 0.3959

US Dollar to the Samoan Tala for the last 10 years

Apr 2011 Apr 2012 Apr 2013 Apr 2014 Apr 2015 Apr 2016 Apr 2017 Apr 2018 Apr 2019 Apr 2020
1 USD = 2.3388 Inverse: 0.4276 2.2781 Inverse: 0.4390 2.2547 Inverse: 0.4435 2.2938 Inverse: 0.4360 2.4734 Inverse: 0.4043 2.5124 Inverse: 0.3980 2.5737 Inverse: 0.3885 2.5254 Inverse: 0.3960 2.6078 Inverse: 0.3835 2.7848 Inverse: 0.3591

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