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Somalia - Somali Shilling - Currency Guide


Foreign exchange guide to Somalia and the Somali Shilling (SOS)


SOS News, Forecasts and Trends

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

Recent USD to SOS 90-day trend
ALERTS:1-DAY0.5% | 30-DAY LOWS |
USD/SOS at 577.16 was trading 0.7% below AVG:580.99 with LO:576.51 and HI:587 (90 days). ALERTS: Today USD/SOS was DOWN 0.5% and also dropped to 30-DAY LOWS.

US Dollar to Somali Shilling - Historical Rates

USD/SOSPeriod to 02-JunDateRate
0.1% ▲1 Week26 May 2020579.8347
0.6% ▲30 Days03 May 2020577.2145
0.1% ▼90 Days04 Mar 2020581.2729
0.3% ▲1 Year03 Jun 2019578.4474
16.6% ▼5 Years04 Jun 2015696.3129
62.8% ▲10 Years05 Jun 20101559.9963
USD/SOS 10 year rates & changes to 02-Jun-2020 (580.4391)

US Dollar to Somali Shilling - Quick Conversions

U$ 1 S 577.16
U$ 5 S 2,886
U$ 10 S 5,772
U$ 20 S 11,543
U$ 50 S 28,858
U$ 100 S 57,716
U$ 250 S 144,290
U$ 500 S 288,580
U$ 1,000 S 577,160
U$ 2,000 S 1,154,320
U$ 5,000 S 2,885,800
U$ 10,000 S 5,771,600
U$ 50,000 S 28,858,000
U$ 100,000 S 57,716,000
More amounts
U$ 0.0017 S 1
U$ 0.0087 S 5
U$ 0.0173 S 10
U$ 0.0347 S 20
U$ 0.0867 S 50
U$ 0.1733 S 100
U$ 0.4333 S 250
U$ 0.8665 S 500
U$ 1.7330 S 1,000
U$ 3.4660 S 2,000
U$ 8.6650 S 5,000
U$ 17.33 S 10,000
U$ 86.65 S 50,000
U$ 173.30 S 100,000
More amounts

Frequently Asked Questions


What currency should I use in Somalia?

The domestic currency in Somalia is the Somali Shilling.

What is the Somali Shilling currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the Somali Shilling is SOS — symbol is S.

Which countries use the Somali Shilling?

It is the domestic currency in    Somalia.

Is the Somali Shilling a closed currency?

No, the Somali Shilling is freely available and convertible. See guide: What is a closed currency?


Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Somalia

Travel money for Somalia

Save money and time by Ordering your Somali Shilling online from Travelex, you get better rates and can pick up the SOS 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 Somali Shilling otherwise you may get much worst exchange rates.


Sending money to Somalia

When searching around for information on how to get a good exchange rate when sending money to Somalia you need to start with finding out the latest Somali Shilling foreign-transfer exchange 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 here).

Get a better deal for foreign transfers to Somalia

When sending money to Somalia 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 Somali Shilling 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 SOS amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Somalia.

Use our Send to Somali Shilling 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 Somali Shilling deposited into the recipient bank account and less margins and fees kept by the banks!

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