Foreign exchange guide to Saint Helena and the Saint Helena pound
What's in this Saint Helena currency guide?
The official currency of Saint Helena (country code: SH) is the Saint Helena pound, with symbol £ and currency code SHP.
The Saint Helenian pound (SHP) is the official currency of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha, a British Overseas Territory located in the South Atlantic Ocean. Here are a few things to know about the Saint Helenian pound:
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.
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.
The domestic currency in Saint Helena is the Saint Helena pound.
The three letter currency code for the Saint Helena pound is SHP — symbol is £.
It is the domestic currency in   Saint Helena.
No, the Saint Helena pound is freely available and convertible. See guide: What is a closed currency?
|$ 1||£ 0.7872|
|$ 5||£ 3.9360|
|$ 10||£ 7.8720|
|$ 20||£ 15.74|
|$ 50||£ 39.36|
|$ 100||£ 78.72|
|$ 250||£ 196.80|
|$ 500||£ 393.60|
|$ 1,000||£ 787.20|
|$ 2,000||£ 1,574|
|$ 5,000||£ 3,936|
|$ 10,000||£ 7,872|
|$ 20,000||£ 15,744|
|$ 50,000||£ 39,360|
|$ 100,000||£ 78,720|
|$ 1.2703||£ 1|
|$ 6.3515||£ 5|
|$ 12.70||£ 10|
|$ 25.41||£ 20|
|$ 63.52||£ 50|
|$ 127.03||£ 100|
|$ 317.58||£ 250|
|$ 635.15||£ 500|
|$ 1,270||£ 1,000|
|$ 2,541||£ 2,000|
|$ 6,352||£ 5,000|
|$ 12,703||£ 10,000|
|$ 25,406||£ 20,000|
|$ 63,515||£ 50,000|
|$ 127,030||£ 100,000|
To get a good (and fair) exchange rate when sending money to Saint Helena you need to find and compare exchange rates for International Money Transfers (IMTs).
The available FX rates for sending money abroad can be very different to the mid-market (wholesale) rate which you see reported online and in the News.
You should especially compare your own bank's exchange rates to those available from Money Transfer specialists to see how much you can save - we make that calculation easy in the below table.
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 :
Use the above 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!