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    Somalia - Somali shilling - Currency Guide


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

    What's in this Somalia currency guide?

    1. USD/SOS trend
    2. Forecasts
    3. Travel Somalia
    4. Spending SOS
    5. Send to Somalia

    USD/SOS Trend (90-day)

    USD to SOS at 579.8 is near its 90-day average, range 577.7-585.5.

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

    USD to SOS Currency Trend Chart

    US dollar to Somali shilling - Historical Rates

    USD/SOS wasChangePeriod
    05 Oct 2021
    0% 2 Weeks
    21 Jul 2021
    0.1% 90 Days
    19 Oct 2020
    0.1% 1 Year
    20 Oct 2016
    1% 5 Years
    22 Oct 2011
    64.3% 10 Years
    24 Oct 2001
    77.9% 20 Years
    USD/SOS change over periods to 19-Oct-2021

    $10,000 USD
    S5,784,541 SOS

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

    USD to SOS - Quick Amounts

    Sell USD   →   Buy SOS
    $ 1 S 578.45
    $ 5 S 2,892
    $ 10 S 5,785
    $ 20 S 11,569
    $ 50 S 28,923
    $ 100 S 57,845
    $ 250 S 144,613
    $ 500 S 289,225
    $ 1,000 S 578,450
    $ 2,000 S 1,156,900
    $ 5,000 S 2,892,250
    $ 10,000 S 5,784,500
    $ 20,000 S 11,569,000
    $ 50,000 S 28,922,500
    $ 100,000 S 57,845,000
    $ 0.0017 S 1
    $ 0.0086 S 5
    $ 0.0173 S 10
    $ 0.0346 S 20
    $ 0.0865 S 50
    $ 0.1729 S 100
    $ 0.4323 S 250
    $ 0.8645 S 500
    $ 1.7290 S 1,000
    $ 3.4580 S 2,000
    $ 8.6450 S 5,000
    $ 17.29 S 10,000
    $ 34.58 S 20,000
    $ 86.45 S 50,000
    $ 172.90 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.


    Send Money to Somalia - Best Rates

    To get a good (and fair) exchange rate when sending money to Somalia 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 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 the above 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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