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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=0.7933]

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    

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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).

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

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
09 Dec 20181.27191 Week
16 Nov 20181.28401 Month
19 Jun 20181.31736 Months
16 Dec 20171.33241 Year
16 Dec 20161.24742 Years
17 Dec 20131.62705 Years
18 Dec 20081.521910 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
09 Dec 20181.11581 Week
16 Nov 20181.12431 Month
19 Jun 20181.13686 Months
16 Dec 20171.13331 Year
16 Dec 20161.19562 Years
17 Dec 20131.18155 Years
18 Dec 20081.061210 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
09 Dec 20181.00001 Week
16 Nov 20181.00001 Month
19 Jun 20181.00006 Months
16 Dec 20171.00001 Year
16 Dec 20161.00002 Years
17 Dec 20131.00005 Years
18 Dec 20081.002710 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
09 Dec 2018143.11321 Week
16 Nov 2018144.87941 Month
19 Jun 2018145.02376 Months
16 Dec 2017150.00331 Year
16 Dec 2016147.11202 Years
17 Dec 2013167.07305 Years
18 Dec 2008135.637210 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
09 Dec 20181.77131 Week
16 Nov 20181.75071 Month
19 Jun 20181.78276 Months
16 Dec 20171.74231 Year
16 Dec 20161.70602 Years
17 Dec 20131.82745 Years
18 Dec 20082.190310 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
09 Dec 20181.69551 Week
16 Nov 20181.68831 Month
19 Jun 20181.74926 Months
16 Dec 20171.71431 Year
16 Dec 20161.66422 Years
17 Dec 20131.72465 Years
18 Dec 20081.820310 Years

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