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International money transfer: Jamaican currency rates

Whether you want to send money to Jamaica for a loved one's birthday, to save for your own future, or to provide financial support to elderly relatives or younger siblings as they complete their education, Western Union has a money transfer service for you.

Whatever time of day or night you want to send cash to Jamaica, we are here for you. You can access our services from your phone, online, or in person at one of our many agent locations.

If you need to send money in a hurry, you'll probably prefer to use our money in minutes here service, which can get your cash around the world in just minutes*. If you're after a more long-term money transfer solution, our direct-to-bank service* is likely to suit you better.

For each of these services, you need to let us know how much cash you want to send and where you want it sent. Then, you can pay for it with your debit or credit card, or via SOFORT

But do you understand how much money your loved one will receive at the other end? And are you aware of how much the transaction is likely to cost you?


Jamaican currency exchange rates


To find out how much it will cost to send different sums to Jamaica and how much your loved ones will receive in return, you can use our online money transfer calculator, which will let you know transfer fees, as well as the latest currency exchange rate information.

Say you want to send GBP to a loved one in Jamaica to show them that you're thinking of them. You will pay a transfer fee** for this to be sent across the globe and your receiver will get JMD at the other end. They will get the money in their bank account or in cash from their nearest agent location, depending on your chosen transfer method.

Exchange rates change regularly, so the amount of JMD your recipient would benefit from today won't necessarily be the same tomorrow. It's important to work it out beforehand and let them know what they can expect to receive to keep things as clear as possible.


Register with Western Union to reconnect with Jamaica today


To start sending money to Jamaica and reconnecting with your home country, all you need to do is either log in or register for free at

With more than 145 years of experience in helping people move money for better, we're an industry leader. Good things happen when money moves, and that is one reason why we've made our services so accessible.

Whether you're in your corner shop, scrolling through your smartphone, or browsing the web, you're never more than a few moments away from the opportunity to reconnect with Jamaica via the power of money transfer.

Send money to Jamaica today and remember that Western Union is always here for you, no matter where you are in the world or what time of day it is.

Anytime, anywhere.

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*Funds may be delayed or services unavailable based on certain transaction conditions, including amount sent, destination country, currency availability, regulatory issues, identification requirements, agent location hours, differences in time zones, or selection of delayed options. Additional restrictions may apply. See Send form for details

**Western Union also makes money from currency exchange. When choosing a money transmitter, carefully compare both transfer fees and exchange rates. Fees and foreign exchange rates may vary by brand, channel, and location based on a number of factors. Fees and rates subject to change without notice.