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Syria - Syrian Pound - Currency Guide


Foreign exchange guide to Syria and the Syrian Pound (SYP)


SYP News, Forecasts and Trends

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

Recent USD to SYP 90-day trend
USD/SYP at 512.88 was trading near AVG:513.32 with LO:512.81 and HI:514.71 (90 days). ALERT: USD/SYP dropped to 90-DAY LOWS.

US Dollar to Syrian Pound - Historical Rates

USD/SYP rateChangePeriod
03 Jul 2020 : 512.89020% ▲1 Week
10 Jun 2020 : 513.12530% ▼30 Days
11 Apr 2020 : 513.83200.1% ▼90 Days
11 Jul 2019 : 516.70020.7% ▼1 Year
12 Jul 2015 : 188.8210171.7% ▲5 Years
13 Jul 2010 : 46.8526995.1% ▲10 Years
USD/SYP 10 year historic rates & changes to 10-Jul-2020 : 513.0784

U$1,000 USD
£512,885 SYP

Converted at USD/SYP wholesale exchange rate, compare foreign transfer and spend/travel exchange rates.


US Dollar to Syrian Pound - Quick Conversions

U$ 1 £ 512.89
U$ 5 £ 2,564
U$ 10 £ 5,129
U$ 20 £ 10,258
U$ 50 £ 25,645
U$ 100 £ 51,289
U$ 250 £ 128,223
U$ 500 £ 256,445
U$ 1,000 £ 512,890
U$ 2,000 £ 1,025,780
U$ 5,000 £ 2,564,450
U$ 10,000 £ 5,128,900
U$ 50,000 £ 25,644,500
U$ 100,000 £ 51,289,000
More amounts
U$ 0.0020 £ 1
U$ 0.0098 £ 5
U$ 0.0195 £ 10
U$ 0.0390 £ 20
U$ 0.0975 £ 50
U$ 0.1950 £ 100
U$ 0.4875 £ 250
U$ 0.9750 £ 500
U$ 1.9500 £ 1,000
U$ 3.9000 £ 2,000
U$ 9.7500 £ 5,000
U$ 19.50 £ 10,000
U$ 97.50 £ 50,000
U$ 195.00 £ 100,000
More amounts

Frequently Asked Questions


What currency should I use in Syria?

The domestic currency in Syria is the Syrian Pound.

What is the Syrian Pound currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the Syrian Pound is SYP — symbol is £.

Which countries use the Syrian Pound?

It is the domestic currency in    Syria.

Is the Syrian Pound a closed currency?

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


Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Syria

Travel money for Syria

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


Sending money to Syria

When searching around for information on how to get a good exchange rate when sending money to Syria you need to start with finding out the latest Syrian Pound exchange rate for foreign-transfers, which can be very different to the wholesale 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 in the below table.

Get a better deal for foreign transfers to Syria

When sending money to Syria 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 Syrian 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 SYP amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Syria.

Use the above Send to Syrian Pound 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 Syrian Pound deposited into the recipient bank account and less margins and fees kept by the banks!

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