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Sierra Leone - Sierra Leonean leone - Currency Guide


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


USD/SLL Trend (90-day)

USDSLL at 10219 is near its 90-day average, range 10186-10247.
30-DAYHIGH (1d)
Recent USD to SLL Trend + Alerts

The above interactive chart shows the USD/SLL Exchange Rate, Trends and Alerts - UP DOWN HIGH LOW


SLL News, Forecasts and Trends

US dollar to Sierra Leonean leone - Historical Rates

30 Apr 2021
0.1% ▼1 Week
07 Apr 2021
0.1% ▲30 Days
06 Feb 2021
0% ▲90 Days
07 May 2020
4.9% ▲1 Year
08 May 2016
158.9% ▲5 Years
10 May 2011
135.6% ▲10 Years

USD/SLL 10 year historic rates & change to 07-May-2021 : 10218.75


$10,000 USD
Le102,237,502 SLL

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

US dollar to Sierra Leonean leone - Quick Convert

$ 1 Le 10,224
$ 5 Le 51,119
$ 10 Le 102,238
$ 20 Le 204,476
$ 50 Le 511,190
$ 100 Le 1,022,380
$ 250 Le 2,555,950
$ 500 Le 5,111,900
$ 1,000 Le 10,223,800
$ 2,000 Le 20,447,600
$ 5,000 Le 51,119,000
$ 10,000 Le 102,238,000
$ 50,000 Le 511,190,000
$ 100,000 Le 1,022,380,000
More amounts
$ 0.0001 Le 1
$ 0.0005 Le 5
$ 0.0010 Le 10
$ 0.0020 Le 20
$ 0.0049 Le 50
$ 0.0098 Le 100
$ 0.0245 Le 250
$ 0.0490 Le 500
$ 0.0980 Le 1,000
$ 0.1960 Le 2,000
$ 0.4900 Le 5,000
$ 0.9800 Le 10,000
$ 4.9000 Le 50,000
$ 9.8000 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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