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Foreign Exchange Guide to Saint Helena

Read this currency guide to Saint Helena with money transfer and travel tips.   [USD/SHP=0.7645]

Saint Helena
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Saint Helena Pound
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This is a foreign exchange guide to Saint Helena, the Saint Helena Pound currency plus SHP transfers and travel tips.

In this Saint Helena currency guide we take a look at :

  1. Saint Helena Pound info - general info about the Saint Helena Pound
  2. Saint Helena Pound in the markets - recent SHP moves and predictions from the FX markets
  3. Travelling in Saint Helena - currency & money saving tips
  4. Buying Saint Helena Pound cash online - travel money for Saint Helena
  5. Sending money to Saint Helena - save on Saint Helena Pound bank transfers to Saint Helena
  6. Saint Helena Pound exchange rates - latest & historic exchange rates.

Saint Helena Pound (SHP) general currency information

What is the Saint Helena Pound currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the Saint Helena Pound is SHP and the symbol is £.

Which countries use the Saint Helena Pound?

It is the domestic currency in Saint Helena.

Saint Helena Pound (SHP) in the markets

The interactive chart below shows the USD to SHP exchange rate for the previous 3 months with rate alerts for days when the exchange rate moved up or down significantly or for 30 day highs and lows.

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Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Saint Helena


St. Helena island, part of the British Overseas Territory also encompassing Ascension and Tristan da Cunha islands, is a remote volcanic outpost in the South Atlantic Ocean. It's famous as the place of Napoleon Bonaparte's exile and death, as commemorated by a now-empty tomb. Climbing destinations include the 699 steps of Jacob's Ladder and Diana's Peak, sheltering endemic plant and animal life.

The Saint Helena pound is fixed at parity with the pound sterling and as such both currencies are commonly accepted and circulated.


Travel money for Saint Helena


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


Saint Helena Trip Checklist    

  1. Compare SHP travel cash rates - probably why you are here!
  2. Lonely Planet - world's best travel guide (coupon and deals)

Sending money to Saint Helena

When searching around for information on how to get a good exchange rate when sending money to Saint Helena you need to start with finding out the latest Saint Helena Pound 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 Saint Helena

When sending money to Saint Helena 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 Saint Helena 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 SHP amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Saint Helena.

Use our Send to SHP 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 Saint Helena Pound deposited into the recipient bank account and less margins and fees kept by the banks!


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Popular SHP cross rates

SHP/USD - Saint Helena Pound to United States Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Feb 20191.29361 Week
18 Jan 20191.28771 Month
21 Aug 20181.29056 Months
17 Feb 20181.40281 Year
17 Feb 20171.24122 Years
18 Feb 20141.66815 Years
19 Feb 20091.435110 Years

SHP/EUR - Saint Helena Pound to Euro - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Feb 20191.14231 Week
18 Jan 20191.13281 Month
21 Aug 20181.11486 Months
17 Feb 20181.13061 Year
17 Feb 20171.16922 Years
18 Feb 20141.21235 Years
19 Feb 20091.131310 Years

SHP/GBP - Saint Helena Pound to British Pound Sterling - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Feb 20191.00001 Week
18 Jan 20191.00001 Month
21 Aug 20181.00006 Months
17 Feb 20181.00001 Year
17 Feb 20171.00002 Years
18 Feb 20141.00005 Years
19 Feb 20091.000710 Years

SHP/JPY - Saint Helena Pound to Japanese Yen - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Feb 2019142.05671 Week
18 Jan 2019141.35691 Month
21 Aug 2018142.11206 Months
17 Feb 2018149.13871 Year
17 Feb 2017140.06382 Years
18 Feb 2014170.60355 Years
19 Feb 2009134.963810 Years

SHP/AUD - Saint Helena Pound to Australian Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Feb 20191.82151 Week
18 Jan 20191.79651 Month
21 Aug 20181.75316 Months
17 Feb 20181.77441 Year
17 Feb 20171.61862 Years
18 Feb 20141.84895 Years
19 Feb 20092.220010 Years

SHP/CAD - Saint Helena Pound to Canadian Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Feb 20191.71751 Week
18 Jan 20191.70761 Month
21 Aug 20181.68226 Months
17 Feb 20181.76171 Year
17 Feb 20171.62512 Years
18 Feb 20141.82735 Years
19 Feb 20091.799510 Years

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