We’re putting the multi-currency mobile wallets to another test – a weekday rates comparison in USD, GBP, and HKD!
Part #1: YouTrip vs Revolut vs TransferWise: Weekend Rates
Part #2: YouTrip vs Revolut vs TransferWise: Weekday Rates
Ever since we tested all three multi-currency mobile wallets in Johor Bahru (JB), some readers have been asking if we could also do a comparison for weekday rates.
Sure, even though most holidays happen through the weekends, there are times it’s likely to spill over to weekdays, especially when we stack annual leaves with long weekends. *nervous laughter*
Since the festive season is around the corner, we thought it’d be timely to grab some office essentials on multiple overseas e-commerce websites, and compare the weekday rates at the same time. Here’s how each multi-currency mobile wallet fared in US Dollars (USD), GBP (Great British Pounds), and HKD (Hong Kong Dollars) on weekdays:
YouTrip vs Revolut vs TransferWise at a glance:
- USD on iHerb
- GBP on ASOS
- HKD on Ztore
1. USD Weekday Rates
Spending more than 8 hours in the office is detrimental to your skin, especially when the air-conditioner is blasting cold air that robs moisture from your skin, leaving it dehydrated and dull over time.
In addition to our faces, our hands are equally at risk. I’m not saying someone has sandpaper hands in the office, but these organic hand moisturisers from iHerb will be a great addition to our “emergency dry skin” kit. Yes, I’m going to make that a thing now!
|Price in USD||US$6.44||US$6.44||US$6.44|
|Rates||S$1 = US$0.7343||S$1 = US$0.7340||S$1 = US$0.7341|
|Price in SGD||S$8.77||S$8.78||S$8.81|
2. GBP Weekday Rates
It’s mid November, but our office has already put Mariah Carey’s Merry Christmas album on replay. Something tells me that Christmas decorations will be up even before I hit the publish button on this article.
To play my part for the festive season, I’m getting some edgy Christmas cards (by office standards) from ASOS to paste them around the office.
|Price in GBP||£9.56||£9.56||£9.56|
|Rates||S$1 = £0.5710||S$1 = £0.5711||S$1 = £0.5710|
|Price in SGD||S$16.74||S$16.74||S$16.81|
3. HKD Weekday Rates
While I’m shopping for our office, how can I forget about our colleagues in the Hong Kong office? Working overtime on product and engineering development, app maintenance, and improving user experience, they need some pampering too.
That’s why I ordered Yuzu lozenges from Zstore to be delivered to our Hong Kong office, and I hope our fellow colleagues will find my gesture as sweet as the candy.
(To our Thailand colleagues: I’m truly sorry, my boss gave me limited budget for this 😿)
|Price in HKD||HK$77.90||HK$77.90||HK$77.90|
|Rates||S$1 = HK$5.753||S$1 = HK$5.7533||S$1 = HK$5.7545|
|Price in SGD||S$13.54||S$13.54||S$13.60|
If you’re also shopping overseas for the festive season, you can be sure to rely on YouTrip to help you save the most money. Whether it’s weekdays or weekends, YouTrip’s currency exchange rates remain consistently the best, without any markups or conversion fees.
Now that I’m done with Christmas, it’s time for me to request more budget for new year shopping. 👀
Enjoy a worldwide fees-less travel experience!