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3,000 ZAR-USD transfer

Transfers to a bank account

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The 3 best options to transfer ZAR to a bank account in United States

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    Total cost

    60.32 ZAR
    Exchange rate 0.0697 
    (-2.01%
    Fees 0 ZAR 150.00 ZAR
    Zero transfer fees with code MONITO

    Payment options

    Speed

    • Credit card
      2 days
    • Debit card
      2 days
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    Total cost

    135.89 ZAR
    Exchange rate 0.0711 
    (-0.01%
    Fees 135.45 ZAR

    Payment options

    Speed

    • Credit card
      2 days
    • Debit card
      2 days
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    Total cost

    279.42 ZAR
    Exchange rate 0.0707 
    (-0.65%
    Fees 0 ZAR 56.23 ZAR
    Bank fees (estimate) 260.00 ZAR
    ZERO fees on your first 5 transfers
    You only pay the exchange rate margin

    Payment options

    Speed

    • International bank transfer
      3-5 days

Transfers via a foreign exchange company

Foreign exchange companies (also known as "forex brokers") are usually the best options for large transactions and offer personalized phone or email service. The rates we list are indicative only, to make sure you get the best deal we recommend requesting a quote from multiple providers.

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    Total cost

    332.21 ZAR
    Exchange rate 0.0694 
    (-2.41%
    Fees 0 ZAR
    Bank fees (estimate) 260.00 ZAR

    Payment options

    Speed

    • International bank transfer
      3-5 days
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    Total cost

    577.13 ZAR
    Exchange rate 0.0703 
    (-1.20%
    Fees 0 ZAR
    Bank fees (estimate) 541.13 ZAR

    Payment options

    Speed

    • International bank transfer
      3-5 days


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What are the best options for your transfer from South Africa to the United States?

If you need the recipient to receive in her bank account in the United States, then WorldRemit is at the moment the most competitive option with zero transfer fees and a very competitive ZAR-USD exchange rate (currently at 1 ZAR = 0.0711 USD).

Adding the fees and exchange rate margin, the total cost with WorldRemit is 60.32 ZAR, compared to that, the total cost of your transfer would be 577.13 ZAR (around 10x more expensive) if you wanted to use XE Money Transfer to make the same transfer.

For a money transfer to the United States, it might be worth it to also have a look at two other competitive money transfer providers: Xendpay and CurrencyFair.

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Questions you may have

Yes. We only list money transfer operators or banks that are fully authorized and monitored by the regulation authorities of the countries where they operate.

Before each international money transfer, you should come and compare the costs of the different options on Monito, as they may have changed. Once you fill out the above form and click on compare, you’ll see a list of all the options to send money between two countries. The cheapest option is at the top, but you may want to consider other criteria such as the speed of transaction or the pay-in or pay-out methods.

Of course! Banks are usually not the best way to make international money transfers. The fees can be quite low (and sometimes even zero), but beware of the poor exchange rates which banks often apply. We list as many banks as possible in our results, so do compare to find out if you’d be better off switching to another bank or a specialized money transfer company.

Monito is not a money transfer company. We’re here to help you find the best way to send money abroad. Just tell us which country you’re sending money from and which country you want to send money to, and we’ll show you a list of all available services. Once you select the best one for your needs, you'll be redirected to their website to get started with your money transfer.

As much as we try to have complete information and to include as many money transfer companies in our results, we sometimes miss a few. In this case, the best solution would be to write us a short message to let us know what’s missing!