Online Currency Converter

Currency Converter X helps you convert 170+ world currencies and get the latest exchange rates. Type the amount, select the original currency and the currency to which you want the amount to be converted. Click the Convert button and get the instant result right there.

1.00 EUR = 1.08 963 USD

What is the currency exchange rate?

The exchange rate is the amount in one currency that you need to pay to buy another currency. One currency will be exchanged for another at this rate. There are two types of exchange rates:

  • Current exchange rate. This rate is utilized to convert currencies during current operations, for example, during online shopping or when trading currencies on financial markets.
  • Forward exchange rate. This rate is calculated for the current day but is used for future calculations. Usually, the forward rate differs from the current one, as it covers many risk factors and reflects the expectations of the foreign exchange market participants.

Currencies trade against each other as exchange rate pairs and thus the exchange rate always affects the value of the currencies in pairs with respect to each other. If the price of the base currency (the currency which you want to buy) is growing, the value of the quoted currency (for which you buy the base currency) falls in relation to the base one.

For example, if you want to buy Euros for US Dollars (in the EUR/USD currency pair) at a rate of 1 Euro / 1.25 US Dollars, you need to pay 1.25 US Dollars to buy 1 euro. If the Euro grows, the exchange rate can become equal, let's say, to 1 Euro / 1.30 US Dollars. It means that the Euro has risen in price, and now you will need to pay 1.30 US Dollars to buy 1 Euro. In other words, the Euro is up against the US Dollar.

Exchange rates in financial markets are determined by the market forces of supply and demand. This means there is always the seller's price (Ask) and the buyer's price (Bid). The difference between these prices is called the spread. All popular currencies are traded on the foreign exchange (Forex) market.