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TABLE 1: SENDING $1000 FROM THE US TO KENYA
Transfer method Fees to send $1000 USD Hidden currency conversion cost Total fees Time for the transfer to arrive
XE Trade $0 $9 $9 3-5 days
Ria Money Transfer(slow) $5 $16 $21 3-5 days
Payoneer $3 $25 $28 3-5 days
Ria Money Transfer(fast) $15 $16 $31 In Minutes
Xpress Money $15 $22 $37 3-5 days
MoneyGram (slow) $5 $33 $38 4-6 days
Poapay $15 $28 $43 3-5 days
WorldRemit $14 $30 $44 1-3 days
Western Union (slow) $5 $46 $51 4-6 days
MoneyGram (fast) $20 $33 $53 In Minutes
Wire transfer $25-40 $10-20 $35-60 3-5 days
Western Union (fast) $20 $46 $66 In Minutes
Transfast $5 $64 $69 1-3 days
Skrill $50 $19 $69 3-5 days
Travelex $0 $150 $150 3-5 days
NationHela $35 $159 $194 In Minutes

Note:

  • Worldremit allows to send money transfer to selected countries from the following states of USA: Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming. Also District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
  • NationHela will only allow Debit/Credit Card Transfer if from the US. This method of transfer is subject to a limit of 500 USD per transaction. For sending 1000 USD, we calculated the fees for sending 500 USD and doubled it.
TABLE 2: SENDING £1000 FROM THE UK TO KENYA
Transfer method Fees to send £1000 GBP Hidden currency conversion cost Total fees Time for the transfer to arrive
XE Trade £0 £11 £11 3-5 days
Western Union (fast) £3 £10 £13 In Minutes
EasyPesa £4 £20 £24 1-3 days
Equity Direct £4 £20 £24 1-3 days
WorldRemit £6 £21 £27 1-3 days
Exchange4free £0 £29 £29 1-2 days
SimbaPay £0 £36 £36 In Minutes
Small World FS £3 £35 £38 1-3 days
MoneyGram (fast) £20 £28 £48 In Minutes
Azimo £1 £47 £48 1-3 days
Xpress Money £30 £22 £52 3-5 days
Wire transfer £15-25 £10-30 £25-55 3-5 days
Afrikmostra £26 £35 £61 In Minutes
Dahabshiil* £55 £10 £65 In Minutes
Skrill £50 £21 £71 3-5 days
Travelex £0 £74 £74 3-5 days
Mukuru £22 £75 £97 In Minutes
NationHela £5.5 £116 £121.5 1-3 days

Note:

  • Dahabshiil payout option is in USD. Recipient may convert his amount into KES through any agent which takes little more charges for currency exchange.
TABLE 3: SENDING $1000 FROM THE CANADA TO KENYA
Transfer method Fees to send $1000 CAD Hidden currency conversion cost Total fees Time for the transfer to arrive
XE Trade $0 $11 $11 3-5 days
Exchange4free $0 $30 $30 3-5 days
WorldRemit* $18 $24 $42 1-3 days
ZOOMPesa* $20 $22 $42 3-5 days
Xpress Money $16 $28 $44 3-5 days
Transfast $5 $65 $70 1-3 days
Skrill $50 $24 $74 3-5 days
Wire transfer $25-40 $20-30 $45-75 3-5 days
MoneyGram (fast) $50 $26 $76 In Minutes
Western Union (fast) $40 $43 $83 In Minutes
Travelex $0 $145 $145 3-5 days

Note:

  • Worldremit can only send 995 CAD from Canada to Mexico.
  • Zoompesa has a Maximum Daily Limit of 906 CAD.
TABLE 4: SENDING €1000 FROM THE WESTERN EUROPE TO THE KENYA
Transfer method Fees to send €1000 EUR Hidden currency conversion cost Total fees Time for the transfer to arrive
XE Trade €0 €1 €1 3-5 days
NationHela €6.6 €1 €7.6 1-3 days
Exchange4free €0 €30 €30 3-5 days
MoneyGram (fast) €10 €23 €33 In Minutes
Azimo €1 €34 €35 1-3 days
Small World FS €0 €51 €51 3-5 days
Western Union €25 €27 €52 1-2 days
WorldRemit €22 €30 €52 1-3 days
Xpress Money €25 €34 €59 3-5 days
Skrill €50 €20 €70 3-5 days
Wire transfer €20-35 €20-40 €40-75 3-5 days
TABLE 5: SENDING $1000 FROM THE AUSTRALIA TO KENYA
Transfer method Fees to send $1000 AUD Hidden currency conversion cost Total fees Time for the transfer to arrive
XE Trade $0 $14 $14 3-5 days
Mhits* $22 $2 $24 In Minutes
Exchange4free $0 $30 $30 3-5 days
Worldremit $14 $31 $45 1-3 days
Xpress Money $25 $21 $46 3-5 days
Western Union (fast) $40 $27 $67 In Minutes
MoneyGram (fast) $35 $34 $69 In Minutes
Skrill $60 $27 $87 3-5 days
Wire transfer $25-35 $30-60 $55-95 3-5 days

Note:

  • Mhits transfers $500 at one single time. The calculation has been done for two times transfers which equals to $1000.

sourced from https://www.timedoctor.com/blog/what-is-the-cheapest-way-of-sending-money-to-kenya/ 

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