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Sierra Leone - Sierra Leonean Leone - Currency Guide


Foreign exchange guide to Sierra Leone and the Sierra Leonean Leone (SLL)


SLL News, Forecasts and Trends

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

Recent USD to SLL 90-day trend
30-DAY-LO (4d)
USD/SLL at 9773.86 was trading 3.3% above AVG:9462.49 with LO:7603 and HI:9850 (90 days). There are no current rate alerts.

US Dollar to Sierra Leonean Leone - Historical Rates

USD/SLL rateChangePeriod
03 Jul 2020 : 9783.81980.1% ▼1 Week
10 Jun 2020 : 9749.99980.2% ▲30 Days
11 Apr 2020 : 8720.251012.1% ▲90 Days
11 Jul 2019 : 7039.376638.8% ▲1 Year
12 Jul 2015 : 4150.0000135.5% ▲5 Years
13 Jul 2010 : 3876.1441152.2% ▲10 Years
USD/SLL 10 year historic rates & changes to 10-Jul-2020 : 9773.8630

U$1,000 USD
Le9,773,863 SLL

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


US Dollar to Sierra Leonean Leone - Quick Conversions

U$ 1 Le 9,774
U$ 5 Le 48,870
U$ 10 Le 97,739
U$ 20 Le 195,478
U$ 50 Le 488,695
U$ 100 Le 977,390
U$ 250 Le 2,443,475
U$ 500 Le 4,886,950
U$ 1,000 Le 9,773,900
U$ 2,000 Le 19,547,800
U$ 5,000 Le 48,869,500
U$ 10,000 Le 97,739,000
U$ 50,000 Le 488,695,000
U$ 100,000 Le 977,390,000
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U$ 0.0001 Le 1
U$ 0.0005 Le 5
U$ 0.0010 Le 10
U$ 0.0020 Le 20
U$ 0.0051 Le 50
U$ 0.0102 Le 100
U$ 0.0255 Le 250
U$ 0.0510 Le 500
U$ 0.1020 Le 1,000
U$ 0.2040 Le 2,000
U$ 0.5100 Le 5,000
U$ 1.0200 Le 10,000
U$ 5.1000 Le 50,000
U$ 10.20 Le 100,000
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Frequently Asked Questions


What currency should I use in Sierra Leone?

The domestic currency in Sierra Leone is the Sierra Leonean Leone.

What is the Sierra Leonean Leone currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the Sierra Leonean Leone is SLL — symbol is Le.

Which countries use the Sierra Leonean Leone?

It is the domestic currency in    Sierra Leone.

Is the Sierra Leonean Leone a closed currency?

No, the Sierra Leonean Leone is freely available and convertible. See guide: What is a closed currency?


Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone is a country in West Africa, on the Atlantic Ocean. It’s known for the white-sand beaches lining the Freetown Peninsula. The capital city, Freetown, commemorates the nation’s slave-trade history with the Cotton Tree landmark and King’s Yard Gate. Both were known as places of refuge for returned slaves in the 18th and 19th centuries. Nearby Bunce Island was a key departure point during the slave trade.


Travel money for Sierra Leone

Save money and time by Ordering your Sierra Leonean Leone online from Travelex, you get better rates and can pick up the SLL 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 Sierra Leonean Leone otherwise you may get much worst exchange rates.


Sending money to Sierra Leone

When searching around for information on how to get a good exchange rate when sending money to Sierra Leone you need to start with finding out the latest Sierra Leonean Leone 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 Sierra Leone

When sending money to Sierra Leone 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 Sierra Leonean Leone 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 SLL amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Sierra Leone.

Use the above Send to Sierra Leonean Leone 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 Sierra Leonean Leone deposited into the recipient bank account and less margins and fees kept by the banks!

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