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Transfers to a bank account

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The 6 best options to transfer USD to a bank account in Sri Lanka

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    Total cost

    2.00 USD
    Exchange rate 178.5000 
    (-0.17%
    Fees 1.50 USD
    $10 off your first transfer with code MONIUS10
    Use code MONIUS10 to get $10 off your first transfer of $100 or above.

    Payment options

    Speed

    • Bank transfer
      2 days
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    Total cost

    4.76 USD
    Exchange rate 178.8000 
    (+0.00%
    Fees 4.76 USD

    Payment options

    Speed

    • Bank transfer
      2 days
    • Debit card
      (+ USD 0.45)
      Next day
    • Direct bank payment
      (+ USD 0.45)
      3-5 days
    • Credit card
      (+ USD 5.40)
      Next day
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    Total cost

    6.11 USD
    Exchange rate 178.1300 
    (-0.37%
    Fees 4.99 USD

    Payment options

    Speed

    • Direct bank payment
      Same day
    • Debit card
      Same day
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    Total cost

    7.79 USD
    Exchange rate 177.1301 
    (-0.93%
    Fees 4.99 USD

    Payment options

    Speed

    • Bank transfer
      2 days
    • Credit card
      (+ USD 1.00)
      2 days
    • Debit card
      (+ USD 1.00)
      2 days
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    Total cost

    9.36 USD
    Exchange rate 173.2197 
    (-3.12%
    Fees 0 USD 9.99 USD
    Zero transfer fees with code MONITO

    Payment options

    Speed

    • Debit card
      Next day
    • Credit card
      Next day
    • Direct bank payment
      3-5 days
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    Total cost

    24.55 USD
    Exchange rate 176.0902 
    (-1.52%
    Fees 20.00 USD

    Payment options

    Speed

    • Credit card
      Next day
    • Debit card
      Next day

Cash pick-up at an agent location

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The 3 best options to send USD for cash pick-up at agent locations in Sri Lanka

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    Total cost

    6.11 USD
    Exchange rate 178.1300 
    (-0.37%
    Fees 4.99 USD

    Payment options

    Speed

    • Direct bank payment
      Same day
    • Debit card
      Same day
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    Total cost

    9.36 USD
    Exchange rate 173.2197 
    (-3.12%
    Fees 0 USD 9.99 USD
    Zero transfer fees with code MONITO

    Payment options

    Speed

    • Credit card
      In minutes
    • Debit card
      In minutes
    • Direct bank payment
      3-5 days
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    Total cost

    24.55 USD
    Exchange rate 176.0902 
    (-1.52%
    Fees 20.00 USD

    Payment options

    Speed

    • Debit card
      In minutes
    • Credit card
      In minutes

Transfers via a foreign exchange company

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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

    18.74 USD
    Exchange rate 167.6328 
    (-6.25%
    Fees 0 USD

    Payment options

    Speed

    • Bank transfer
      3-5 days

Airtime top-up solutions

The 1 best options to buy airtime in Sri Lanka

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    Total cost

    4.79 USD
    Exchange rate 177.1301 
    (-0.93%
    Fees 1.99 USD

    Payment options

    Speed

    • Bank transfer
      Same day
    • Credit card
      Same day
    • Debit card
      Same day


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What are the best options for your transfer from the United States to Sri Lanka?

We currently compare 10 providers available to make a transfer from the United States to Sri Lanka.

To transfer your to a bank account in in Sri Lanka, the most competitive provider currently is InstaReM, with competitive fees of 1.5 USD and a competitive USD-LKR exchange rate (their current exchange rate is 1 USD = 178.8 LKR).

The total cost of your transfer with InstaReM is 2 USD, in comparison you would pay a total cost of 24.55 USD (around 12x more expensive) if you wanted to use MoneyGram to make the same transaction.

For this transfer to Sri Lanka, it could be interesting to also check out two other alternatives to InstaReM: TransferWise and Transfast.

If the person you're sending money to wants to get in cash where they live in Sri Lanka, then the cheapest provider currently is Transfast, with 4.99 USD for the transfer fees and a good USD-LKR conversion rate (currently at 1 USD = 178.13 LKR).

In comparison, you would pay a total cost of 24.55 USD if you chose to use MoneyGram for the very same transfer with cash pick-up as the pay-out option.

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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!