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Foreign Exchange Guide to Saint Helena

This currency guide to Saint Helena helps you choose the best way to save money on SHP transfers and travel money.    [USD/SHP=0.773]

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 sending 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 and trend for the previous 3 months:

ALERT: 14-DAY DOWN 5.2% |
At 0.7714 USD/SHP is trading well below its 90 day average 0.8101 with period range 0.7701 to 0.8313. ALERT: USD/SHP is DOWN 5.2% this 14-DAY period. Updated: 08:15-AEDT 22:15-BST 17:15-EDT

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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SHP/USD - Saint Helena Pound to United States Dollar - Historical Rates

1 Day1.297221 Oct 2019
7 Day1.276015 Oct 2019
30 Day1.247022 Sep 2019
3 Month1.248524 Jul 2019
1 Year1.296522 Oct 2018
5 Year1.603523 Oct 2014
10 Year1.634324 Oct 2009

SHP/EUR - Saint Helena Pound to Euro - Historical Rates

1 Day1.163221 Oct 2019
7 Day1.156515 Oct 2019
30 Day1.131722 Sep 2019
3 Month1.120524 Jul 2019
1 Year1.130922 Oct 2018
5 Year1.267623 Oct 2014
10 Year1.088824 Oct 2009

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

1 Day1.000021 Oct 2019
7 Day1.000015 Oct 2019
30 Day1.000022 Sep 2019
3 Month1.000024 Jul 2019
1 Year1.000022 Oct 2018
5 Year1.000023 Oct 2014
10 Year1.000024 Oct 2009

SHP/AUD - Saint Helena Pound to Australian Dollar - Historical Rates

1 Day1.888021 Oct 2019
7 Day1.889615 Oct 2019
30 Day1.842322 Sep 2019
3 Month1.789224 Jul 2019
1 Year1.833322 Oct 2018
5 Year1.830123 Oct 2014
10 Year1.768324 Oct 2009

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