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    Currency in Seychelles – Seychellois rupee SCR

    A practical foreign exchange and currency guide on sending money and travel to Seychelles

    What's in this Seychelles currency guide?

    1. Travelling to Seychelles
    2. SCR Latest Rate
    3. SCR Charts

     

    Travelling to Seychelles

    Though remote, the Seychelles attract visitors who come for the ultimate romantic escape. After all, there are few places more isolated than this heavenly cluster of islands. To many, the Seychelles is the image of what paradise looks like. Of course, there’s more to the Seychelles than pristine beaches. In addition to stunning natural beauty and wildlife, the main island of Mahé, where the capital Victoria is located, boasts beautiful French and British colonial architecture. And of course on a set of beautiful islands such as these there is incredible seafood and incredible resorts.

    This is not a budget destination whatsoever. Seychelles is a country that generally caters to honeymooners, celebrities, and high-end tourists. There are few ways to save money on the island but, for the most part, you’re going to find this a place hard on your wallet. That being said, paradise is worth the price! But don’t worry, if you’re not a Hollywood A-lister, there is still a place for you. The Seychelles are not a cheap destination but there are plenty of smaller guest houses and loads of people take the bus to get around the island, which is a total bargain.

    What language is spoken in the Seychelles?

    The official languages ​​of Seychelles are English and French, while the “Seselwa Creole” is the native language. Road signs are mostly in English, but the names of the villages and beaches are in French.

    What currency is accepted in the Seychelles?

    The Seychelles Rupee is the currency of the country, one euro is worth about 15 rupees Seychelles. The Euro is the most widely-accepted foreign currency, and you will see prices listed in both Euros and sometimes in US dollars. Also, you can bargain down prices if you use euros in certain places, like small hotels. The United States Dollar is also acceptable, but not as favoured as the Euro.

    There are also ATMs easily found on the three main islands and airport, but do warn your bank in advance in case they block the card from being used for security. Perhaps take a little cash and your cards for just to be sure.

    How to get around in the Seychelles?

    Several options are available for the traveler to move throughout Seychelles. Mahé is the only international airport in the Seychelles and on arrival you can have recourse to one of the many taxis on site or public transport. Bus services are the main kind of public transport in the Seychelles. A good solution if you’re spending a bit of time on Mahé and Praslin is to rent a car for your holiday. Cheaper, fast and free, you can enjoy your holiday at your own pace.

    The port of Mahé, several times a day shuttle boats connects the islands of the Seychelles. To go to Praslin, you can also make the trip by helicopter or by boat via Praslin. Prices remain quite affordable and the trip really worth the cost.

    Sending Money to Seychelles

    The below comparison table makes it easy to find the best exchange rates and lowest fees when you want to make a Transfer or Spend Seychellois rupee.

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    Seychellois rupee – Markets & Rates

    1 USD = 12.78 SCR
    Sell USD  →  Buy SCR
    USD to SCR at 12.78 has fallen 5.8% below its 90-day average, range 12.78-14.94.
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    The USD had a strong month in September, outperforming all the G10 currencies. The gains can be attributed to more ‘hawkish’ commentary from the US Federal Reserve, especially in comparison to the European Central Bank.

    According to OFX the USD trend for October is unclear.

    USD Outlook

    Historic USD-SCR Rates

    USD/SCR wasChangePeriod
    12.94
    24 Nov 2021
    no change2 Weeks
    12.91
    09 Sep 2021
    0.2% 90 Days
    21.21
    08 Dec 2020
    39% 1 Year
    13.39
    09 Dec 2016
    3.4% 5 Years
    13.29
    11 Dec 2011
    2.6% 10 Years
    5.6193
    13 Dec 2001
    130.3% 20 Years
    USD/SCR change over periods to 08-Dec-2021

     

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