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Foreign Exchange Guide to Sierra Leone

Read this currency guide to Sierra Leone with money transfer and travel tips.   [USD/SLL=8390]

Sierra Leone
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Sierra Leonean Leone
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This is a foreign exchange guide to Sierra Leone, the Sierra Leonean Leone currency plus SLL transfers and travel tips.

In this Sierra Leone currency guide we take a look at :

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

Sierra Leonean Leone (SLL) general currency information

What is the Sierra Leonean Leone currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the Sierra Leonean Leone is SLL and the symbol is Le.

Which countries use the Sierra Leonean Leone?

It is the domestic currency in Sierra Leone.

Sierra Leonean Leone (SLL) in the markets

The interactive chart below shows the USD to SLL 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 Sierra Leone


Sierra Leone is a country in West Africa, on the Atlantic Ocean. It’s known for the white-sand beaches lining the Freetown Peninsula. The capital city, Freetown, commemorates the nation’s slave-trade history with the Cotton Tree landmark and King’s Yard Gate. Both were known as places of refuge for returned slaves in the 18th and 19th centuries. Nearby Bunce Island was a key departure point during the slave trade.


Travel money for Sierra Leone


Save money and time by Ordering your Sierra Leonean Leone online from Travelex, you get better rates and can pick up the SLL 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 Sierra Leonean Leone otherwise you may get much worst exchange rates.


Sierra Leone Trip Checklist    

  1. Compare SLL travel cash rates - probably why you are here!
  2. Search Hotel deals - Save on your accomodation in Sierra Leone
  3. Lonely Planet - world's best travel guide (coupon and deals)

Sending money to Sierra Leone

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

When sending money to Sierra Leone 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 Sierra Leonean Leone 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 SLL amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Sierra Leone.

Use our Send to SLL 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 Sierra Leonean Leone deposited into the recipient bank account and less margins and fees kept by the banks!


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Popular SLL cross rates

SLL/USD - Sierra Leonean Leone to United States Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Mar 20190.0001191 Week
15 Feb 20190.0001191 Month
18 Sep 20180.0001196 Months
17 Mar 20180.0001301 Year
17 Mar 20170.0001342 Years
18 Mar 20140.0002315 Years
19 Mar 20090.00032910 Years

SLL/EUR - Sierra Leonean Leone to Euro - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Mar 20190.0001061 Week
15 Feb 20190.0001061 Month
18 Sep 20180.0001026 Months
17 Mar 20180.0001061 Year
17 Mar 20170.0001252 Years
18 Mar 20140.0001665 Years
19 Mar 20090.00024110 Years

SLL/GBP - Sierra Leonean Leone to British Pound Sterling - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Mar 20190.0000921 Week
15 Feb 20190.0000921 Month
18 Sep 20180.0000916 Months
17 Mar 20180.0000941 Year
17 Mar 20170.0001082 Years
18 Mar 20140.0001395 Years
19 Mar 20090.00022710 Years

SLL/JPY - Sierra Leonean Leone to Japanese Yen - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Mar 20190.01321 Week
15 Feb 20190.01321 Month
18 Sep 20180.01346 Months
17 Mar 20180.01381 Year
17 Mar 20170.01512 Years
18 Mar 20140.02345 Years
19 Mar 20090.031110 Years

SLL/AUD - Sierra Leonean Leone to Australian Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Mar 20190.0001691 Week
15 Feb 20190.0001671 Month
18 Sep 20180.0001656 Months
17 Mar 20180.0001691 Year
17 Mar 20170.0001742 Years
18 Mar 20140.0002535 Years
19 Mar 20090.00047710 Years

SLL/CAD - Sierra Leonean Leone to Canadian Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Mar 20190.0001601 Week
15 Feb 20190.0001581 Month
18 Sep 20180.0001556 Months
17 Mar 20180.0001711 Year
17 Mar 20170.0001792 Years
18 Mar 20140.0002575 Years
19 Mar 20090.00040610 Years

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