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    Saint Helena - Saint Helena pound - Currency Guide

     

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

    What's in this Saint Helena currency guide?

    1. USD/SHP trend
    2. Forecasts
    3. Travel Saint Helena
    4. Spending SHP
    5. Send to Saint Helena
       

    USD/SHP Trend (90-day)

    USD to SHP at 0.7262 is near its 90-day average, range 0.7163-0.7448.
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    1-DAY-0.6%
    30-DAYLOW
     

    The below interactive chart displays the USD/SHP trend and UP DOWN HIGH LOW alerts

     
    USD to SHP Currency Trend Chart
       

    US dollar to Saint Helena pound - Historical Rates

    USD/SHP wasChangePeriod
    0.7339
    05 Oct 2021
    1.2% 2 Weeks
    0.7293
    21 Jul 2021
    0.6% 90 Days
    0.7723
    19 Oct 2020
    6.1% 1 Year
    0.8159
    20 Oct 2016
    11.1% 5 Years
    0.6278
    22 Oct 2011
    15.5% 10 Years
    0.7008
    24 Oct 2001
    3.5% 20 Years
    USD/SHP change over periods to 19-Oct-2021
     

    $10,000 USD
    =
    £7,271 SHP

    Converted at USD/SHP interbank rate, compare Send Money and Currency Exchange exchange rates.

    USD to SHP - Quick Amounts

    Sell USD   →   Buy SHP
    USD SHP
    $ 1 £ 0.7271
    $ 5 £ 3.6355
    $ 10 £ 7.2710
    $ 20 £ 14.54
    $ 50 £ 36.36
    $ 100 £ 72.71
    $ 250 £ 181.78
    $ 500 £ 363.55
    $ 1,000 £ 727.10
    $ 2,000 £ 1,454
    $ 5,000 £ 3,636
    $ 10,000 £ 7,271
    $ 20,000 £ 14,542
    $ 50,000 £ 36,355
    $ 100,000 £ 72,710
    USD SHP
    $ 1.3754 £ 1
    $ 6.8770 £ 5
    $ 13.75 £ 10
    $ 27.51 £ 20
    $ 68.77 £ 50
    $ 137.54 £ 100
    $ 343.85 £ 250
    $ 687.70 £ 500
    $ 1,375 £ 1,000
    $ 2,751 £ 2,000
    $ 6,877 £ 5,000
    $ 13,754 £ 10,000
    $ 27,508 £ 20,000
    $ 68,770 £ 50,000
    $ 137,540 £ 100,000

    More amounts

     

    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.

     

    Send Money to Saint Helena - Best Rates

    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.


    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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