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    Currency in Sudan SDG - Things to know

    Foreign exchange guide to Sudan and the Sudanese pound


    What currency is used in Sudan?

    The official currency of Sudan (country code: SD) is the Sudanese pound, with symbol £ and currency code SDG.

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    Things to know about the Sudanese pound

    The Sudanese pound (SDG) is the official currency of Sudan, a country located in North Africa. Here are a few things to know about the Sudanese pound:

    1. The Sudanese pound is abbreviated as SDG and is divided into 100 piastres.
    2. The Central Bank of Sudan is responsible for issuing and regulating the Sudanese pound.
    3. The exchange rate for the Sudanese pound is determined by supply and demand in the foreign exchange market.
    4. Sudan has a mixed economy, with a significant public sector and a large agricultural sector. The country is also a major producer of oil and has a growing mining sector.
    5. The Sudanese pound has experienced significant depreciation in recent years due to economic challenges such as high inflation and a large trade deficit. In addition, Sudan has faced political instability and conflict, which have also had an impact on the value of the Sudanese pound.

    Travel money for Sudan

    As mentioned above, the Sudanese pound is a closed currency. Which means that you may find it difficult (or be permitted) to purchase the currency (SDG) before departure and will need to buy it upon arrival in .

    For these types of destinations, using a pre-paid travel card is a good solution. As no travel cards support loading closed currencies like the SDG you will incur currency conversion or foreign transaction fees if you use a travel money card in .

    However, using a pre-paid travel card is still a good idea as you can avoid ATM fees and also you can avoid using (and losing!) your main bank or debit/credit card.


    USD/SDG Market Data

    The below interactive chart displays the USD/SDG change and UP📈 DOWN📉 trends over the past 1 Year.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    What currency should I use in Sudan?

    The domestic currency in Sudan is the Sudanese pound.

    What is the Sudanese pound currency code and symbol?

    The three letter currency code for the Sudanese pound is SDG — symbol is £.

    Which countries use the Sudanese pound?

    It is the domestic currency in    Sudan.

    Is the Sudanese pound a closed currency?

    Yes the Sudanese pound is a closed currency. Which means that you may find it difficult to purchase the currency (SDG) before departure and will probably need to buy it upon arrival. If you do manage to buy some of the currency or have some left over from a previous trip, make sure you are aware if you are allowed to bring this closed currency into the country.

    For more information and a full list of closed currencies please refer to our guide: What is a closed currency?

    What are equivalent amounts of USD and SDG?

    Here are some popular conversion amounts for USD to SDG (US dollar to Sudanese pound)*.

    $ 1 £ 586.00
    $ 5 £ 2,930
    $ 10 £ 5,860
    $ 20 £ 11,720
    $ 50 £ 29,300
    $ 100 £ 58,600
    $ 250 £ 146,500
    $ 500 £ 293,000
    $ 1,000 £ 586,000
    $ 2,000 £ 1,172,000
    $ 5,000 £ 2,930,000
    $ 10,000 £ 5,860,000
    $ 20,000 £ 11,720,000
    $ 50,000 £ 29,300,000
    $ 100,000 £ 58,600,000
    $ 0.0017 £ 1
    $ 0.0085 £ 5
    $ 0.0171 £ 10
    $ 0.0341 £ 20
    $ 0.0853 £ 50
    $ 0.1706 £ 100
    $ 0.4265 £ 250
    $ 0.8530 £ 500
    $ 1.7060 £ 1,000
    $ 3.4120 £ 2,000
    $ 8.5300 £ 5,000
    $ 17.06 £ 10,000
    $ 34.12 £ 20,000
    $ 85.30 £ 50,000
    $ 170.60 £ 100,000

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    *Converted at the current USDSDG interbank exchange rate. Calculate actual payout amounts for Send Money and Travel Money exchange rates.

    Send Money to Sudan - Best Rates

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

    When sending money to Sudan 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 Sudanese pound 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 SDG amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Sudan.

    Use the above 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 Sudanese pound deposited into the recipient bank account and less margins and fees kept by the banks!


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