Saint Helena - Saint Helena Pound - Currency Guide


Foreign exchange guide to Saint Helena and the Saint Helena Pound (SHP)


SHP News, Forecasts and Trends

The below interactive chart shows the USD to SHP exchange rate, trend and recent alerts for the last 90 days.

Recent USD to SHP 90-day trend
ALERT:1-DAY0.7% |
USD to SHP at 0.7663 was trading 3.9% below AVG:0.7975 with LO:0.7609 and HI:0.8276 (90 days). ALERT: Today USD/SHP is UP 0.7%

US Dollar to Saint Helena Pound - Historical Rates

USD/SHP rateChangePeriod
31 Jul 2020 : 0.76420.3% ▲1 Week
08 Jul 2020 : 0.79283.3% ▼30 Days
09 May 2020 : 0.80614.9% ▼90 Days
08 Aug 2019 : 0.82356.9% ▼1 Year
09 Aug 2015 : 0.645518.7% ▲5 Years
10 Aug 2010 : 0.633421% ▲10 Years
USD/SHP 10 year historic rates & changes to 07-Aug-2020 : 0.7663

U$1,000 USD
£766.67 SHP

Converted at USD/SHP wholesale exchange rate, compare foreign transfer and spend/travel exchange rates.


US Dollar to Saint Helena Pound - Quick Conversions

U$ 1 £ 0.7667
U$ 5 £ 3.8335
U$ 10 £ 7.6670
U$ 20 £ 15.33
U$ 50 £ 38.34
U$ 100 £ 76.67
U$ 250 £ 191.68
U$ 500 £ 383.35
U$ 1,000 £ 766.70
U$ 2,000 £ 1,533
U$ 5,000 £ 3,834
U$ 10,000 £ 7,667
U$ 50,000 £ 38,335
U$ 100,000 £ 76,670
More amounts
U$ 1.3044 £ 1
U$ 6.5220 £ 5
U$ 13.04 £ 10
U$ 26.09 £ 20
U$ 65.22 £ 50
U$ 130.44 £ 100
U$ 326.10 £ 250
U$ 652.20 £ 500
U$ 1,304 £ 1,000
U$ 2,609 £ 2,000
U$ 6,522 £ 5,000
U$ 13,044 £ 10,000
U$ 65,220 £ 50,000
U$ 130,440 £ 100,000
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Frequently Asked Questions


What currency should I use in Saint Helena?

The domestic currency in Saint Helena is the Saint Helena Pound.

What is the Saint Helena Pound currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the Saint Helena Pound is SHP — symbol is £.

Which countries use the Saint Helena Pound?

It is the domestic currency in    Saint Helena.

Is the Saint Helena Pound a closed currency?

No, the Saint Helena Pound is freely available and convertible. See guide: What is a closed currency?


Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Saint Helena

St. Helena island, part of the British Overseas Territory also encompassing Ascension and Tristan da Cunha islands, is a remote volcanic outpost in the South Atlantic Ocean. It's famous as the place of Napoleon Bonaparte's exile and death, as commemorated by a now-empty tomb. Climbing destinations include the 699 steps of Jacob's Ladder and Diana's Peak, sheltering endemic plant and animal life.

The Saint Helena pound is fixed at parity with the pound sterling and as such both currencies are commonly accepted and circulated.


Travel money for Saint Helena

Save money and time by Ordering your Saint Helena Pound online from Travelex, you get better rates and can pick up the SHP cash locally or even on travel day at the airport.

Another popular option is to use a Pre-paid Travel Card. Your Debit/Credit Card provider will charge you 2% from market mid-rate, but your bank may also charge an extra 3% as an “Overseas Transaction Charge” plus “Overseas ATM” fees for withdrawing cash.

For card purchases if offered a choice of currencies always select to Pay in Saint Helena Pound otherwise you may get much worst exchange rates.


Sending money to Saint Helena

When searching around for information on how to get a good exchange rate when sending money to Saint Helena you need to start with finding out the latest Saint Helena Pound exchange rate for foreign-transfers, which can be very different to the wholesale rate.

Then compare your bank's exchange rates to several licensed FX providers exchange rate and fees to see how much you can save - we make that calculation easy in the below table.

Get a better deal for foreign transfers to Saint Helena

When sending money to Saint Helena it’s important to compare your bank’s rates & fees with those we have negotiated with our partner money transfer providers. To get a better deal you should follow these 4 simple steps :

  1. Open an account with a BER reviewed FX provider (id docs may be required)
  2. You specify the local or Saint Helena Pound amount you want to transfer
  3. Make a local currency domestic transfer for the requested amount to the provider's bank account in your country
  4. Once your funds are received by the provider the converted SHP amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Saint Helena.

Use the above Send to Saint Helena Pound calculator to compare the exchange rates of FX specialist providers rates versus your bank's standard rates you can hopefully save around 5% and maybe more - end result is more Saint Helena Pound deposited into the recipient bank account and less margins and fees kept by the banks!

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