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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.

USD-SLL 3 Month chart
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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
06 Jan 20190.0001191 Week
14 Dec 20180.0001191 Month
17 Jul 20180.0001596 Months
13 Jan 20180.0001301 Year
13 Jan 20170.0001362 Years
14 Jan 20140.0002315 Years
15 Jan 20090.00033210 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
06 Jan 20190.0001041 Week
14 Dec 20180.0001051 Month
17 Jul 20180.0001366 Months
13 Jan 20180.0001071 Year
13 Jan 20170.0001282 Years
14 Jan 20140.0001695 Years
15 Jan 20090.00025310 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
06 Jan 20190.0000941 Week
14 Dec 20180.0000951 Month
17 Jul 20180.0001216 Months
13 Jan 20180.0000951 Year
13 Jan 20170.0001112 Years
14 Jan 20140.0001405 Years
15 Jan 20090.00022710 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
06 Jan 20190.01291 Week
14 Dec 20180.01351 Month
17 Jul 20180.01796 Months
13 Jan 20180.01451 Year
13 Jan 20170.01552 Years
14 Jan 20140.02405 Years
15 Jan 20090.029710 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
06 Jan 20190.0001671 Week
14 Dec 20180.0001661 Month
17 Jul 20180.0002156 Months
13 Jan 20180.0001651 Year
13 Jan 20170.0001812 Years
14 Jan 20140.0002585 Years
15 Jan 20090.00050310 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
06 Jan 20190.0001591 Week
14 Dec 20180.0001601 Month
17 Jul 20180.0002096 Months
13 Jan 20180.0001631 Year
13 Jan 20170.0001782 Years
14 Jan 20140.0002525 Years
15 Jan 20090.00041710 Years

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