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    Sierra Leone - Sierra Leonean leone - Currency Guide


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

    What's in this Sierra Leone currency guide?

    1. USD/SLL trend
    2. Forecasts
    3. Travel Sierra Leone
    4. Spending SLL
    5. Send to Sierra Leone

    USD/SLL Trend (90-day)

    USD to SLL at 10611 has risen 2.2% above its 90-day average, range 10246-10615.

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

    USD to SLL Currency Trend Chart

    US dollar to Sierra Leonean leone - Historical Rates

    USD/SLL wasChangePeriod
    05 Oct 2021
    0.3% 2 Weeks
    21 Jul 2021
    3.5% 90 Days
    19 Oct 2020
    6.5% 1 Year
    20 Oct 2016
    88.8% 5 Years
    22 Oct 2011
    138.4% 10 Years
    24 Oct 2001
    471.9% 20 Years
    USD/SLL change over periods to 19-Oct-2021

    $10,000 USD
    Le106,106,001 SLL

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

    USD to SLL - Quick Amounts

    Sell USD   →   Buy SLL
    $ 1 Le 10,611
    $ 5 Le 53,053
    $ 10 Le 106,106
    $ 20 Le 212,212
    $ 50 Le 530,530
    $ 100 Le 1,061,060
    $ 250 Le 2,652,650
    $ 500 Le 5,305,300
    $ 1,000 Le 10,610,600
    $ 2,000 Le 21,221,200
    $ 5,000 Le 53,053,000
    $ 10,000 Le 106,106,000
    $ 20,000 Le 212,212,000
    $ 50,000 Le 530,530,000
    $ 100,000 Le 1,061,060,000
    $ 0.0001 Le 1
    $ 0.0005 Le 5
    $ 0.0009 Le 10
    $ 0.0019 Le 20
    $ 0.0047 Le 50
    $ 0.0094 Le 100
    $ 0.0235 Le 250
    $ 0.0470 Le 500
    $ 0.0940 Le 1,000
    $ 0.1880 Le 2,000
    $ 0.4700 Le 5,000
    $ 0.9400 Le 10,000
    $ 1.8800 Le 20,000
    $ 4.7000 Le 50,000
    $ 9.4000 Le 100,000

    More amounts


    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.


    Send Money to Sierra Leone - Best Rates

    To get a good (and fair) exchange rate when sending money to Sierra Leone 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 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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