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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=0.7698]

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!
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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).

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
07 Apr 20191.30391 Week
15 Mar 20191.33081 Month
16 Oct 20181.31886 Months
14 Apr 20181.42431 Year
14 Apr 20171.25202 Years
15 Apr 20141.67285 Years
16 Apr 20091.491210 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
07 Apr 20191.16231 Week
15 Mar 20191.17421 Month
16 Oct 20181.13926 Months
14 Apr 20181.15431 Year
14 Apr 20171.17972 Years
15 Apr 20141.21095 Years
16 Apr 20091.131210 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
07 Apr 20191.00001 Week
15 Mar 20191.00001 Month
16 Oct 20181.00006 Months
14 Apr 20181.00001 Year
14 Apr 20171.00002 Years
15 Apr 20141.00005 Years
16 Apr 20091.000210 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
07 Apr 2019145.65781 Week
15 Mar 2019148.29061 Month
16 Oct 2018148.15906 Months
14 Apr 2018152.89131 Year
14 Apr 2017135.94842 Years
15 Apr 2014170.31695 Years
16 Apr 2009147.861610 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
07 Apr 20191.83641 Week
15 Mar 20191.87691 Month
16 Oct 20181.84746 Months
14 Apr 20181.83431 Year
14 Apr 20171.65152 Years
15 Apr 20141.78815 Years
16 Apr 20092.071910 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
07 Apr 20191.74371 Week
15 Mar 20191.77571 Month
16 Oct 20181.70606 Months
14 Apr 20181.79701 Year
14 Apr 20171.66852 Years
15 Apr 20141.83685 Years
16 Apr 20091.799210 Years

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