Saint Helena - Saint Helena Pound - Currency Guide

This is a currency guide to Saint Helena, the Saint Helena Pound currency plus sending (SHP) transfers and travel tips for Saint Helena.

CountrySaint Helena
FlagSaint Helena
Country CodeSH
Domestic Currency Saint Helena Pound
Currency Symbol£
Currency CodeSHP
Exchange RateUSD/SHP = 0.7732
Telephone Prefix+290

Quick Conversions from US Dollar to Saint Helena Pound



U$ 1
£ 0.7732
U$ 5
£ 3.8660
U$ 10
£ 7.7320
U$ 20
£ 15.46
U$ 50
£ 38.66
U$ 100
£ 77.32
U$ 250
£ 193.30
U$ 500
£ 386.60
U$ 1,000
£ 773.20
U$ 2,000
£ 1,546
U$ 5,000
£ 3,866
U$ 10,000
£ 7,732
U$ 50,000
£ 38,660
U$ 100,000
£ 77,320
More amounts



U$ 1.2933
£ 1
U$ 6.4665
£ 5
U$ 12.93
£ 10
U$ 25.87
£ 20
U$ 64.67
£ 50
U$ 129.33
£ 100
U$ 323.33
£ 250
U$ 646.65
£ 500
U$ 1,293
£ 1,000
U$ 2,587
£ 2,000
U$ 6,467
£ 5,000
U$ 12,933
£ 10,000
U$ 64,665
£ 50,000
U$ 129,330
£ 100,000
More amounts

To calculate specific USD/SHP amounts use our Convert USD to SHP quick calculator.

Saint Helena Currency Info

Frequently Asked Questions

What currency should I use in Saint Helena?

The domestic currency in Saint Helena is the Saint Helena Pound.

What is the Saint Helena Pound currency code and symbol?

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

How much is U$100 US Dollars in Saint Helena Pound?

U$ 100 converts to £ 77.32

Which countries use the Saint Helena Pound?

It is the domestic currency in Saint Helena.

Is the Saint Helena Pound a closed currency?

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

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: 1-DAY ▼ 0.6% 🔔 |
USD/SHP at 0.769 was trading near the 90-day average 0.7676 with a range 0.7493 to 0.779. ALERT: USD/SHP is DOWN 0.6% for 1-DAY.
25-FEB 5PM-NY 10PM-LON | 26-Feb 9AM-SYD

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 Saint Helena 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 Saint Helena Pound deposited into the recipient bank account and less margins and fees kept by the banks!


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Saint Helena Pound to US Dollar - Historical Rates

1 Day1.292524 Feb 2020
7 Day1.300118 Feb 2020
30 Day1.306126 Jan 2020
3 Month1.293027 Nov 2019
1 Year1.312725 Feb 2019
5 Year1.540826 Feb 2015
10 Year1.522027 Feb 2010

Saint Helena Pound to Euro - Historical Rates

1 Day1.191324 Feb 2020
7 Day1.204118 Feb 2020
30 Day1.184726 Jan 2020
3 Month1.174927 Nov 2019
1 Year1.155125 Feb 2019
5 Year1.376226 Feb 2015
10 Year1.119627 Feb 2010

Saint Helena Pound to Pound Sterling - 10 Year History

1 Day1.000024 Feb 2020
7 Day1.000018 Feb 2020
30 Day1.000026 Jan 2020
3 Month1.000027 Nov 2019
1 Year1.000025 Feb 2019
5 Year1.000026 Feb 2015
10 Year1.000027 Feb 2010

Saint Helena Pound to Australian Dollar - Historical Rates

1 Day1.955024 Feb 2020
7 Day1.942118 Feb 2020
30 Day1.920426 Jan 2020
3 Month1.910327 Nov 2019
1 Year1.830225 Feb 2019
5 Year1.975626 Feb 2015
10 Year1.702027 Feb 2010

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