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Foreign Exchange Guide to Somalia

This currency guide to Somalia helps you choose the best way to save money on SOS transfers and travel money.    [USD/SOS=580.5]

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Somali Shilling
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This is a foreign exchange guide to Somalia, the Somali Shilling currency plus sending SOS transfers and travel tips.

In this Somalia currency guide we take a look at :

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

Somali Shilling (SOS) general currency information

What is the Somali Shilling currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the Somali Shilling is SOS and the symbol is S.

Which countries use the Somali Shilling?

It is the domestic currency in Somalia.

Somali Shilling (SOS) in the markets

The interactive chart below shows the USD to SOS exchange rate and trend for the previous 3 months:

At 580.5 USD/SOS was trading near its 90 day average 578.99 with range 583 to 568.93. There are currently no alerts. Updated: 08:50-AEDT 22:50-BST 17:50-EDT

Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Somalia


Travel money for Somalia


Save money and time by Ordering your Somali Shilling online from Travelex, you get better rates and can pick up the SOS 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 Somali Shilling otherwise you may get much worst exchange rates.


Somalia Trip Checklist    

  1. Compare SOS travel cash rates - probably why you are here!
  2. Lonely Planet - world's best travel guide (coupon and deals)

Sending money to Somalia

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

When sending money to Somalia 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 Somali Shilling 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 SOS amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Somalia.

Use our Send to SOS 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 Somali Shilling deposited into the recipient bank account and less margins and fees kept by the banks!


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SOS/USD - Somali Shilling to United States Dollar - Historical Rates

1 Day0.00172814 Oct 2019
7 Day0.00172708 Oct 2019
30 Day0.00172715 Sep 2019
3 Month0.00172617 Jul 2019
1 Year0.00172515 Oct 2018
5 Year0.00128216 Oct 2014
10 Year0.00071417 Oct 2009

SOS/EUR - Somali Shilling to Euro - Historical Rates

1 Day0.00156714 Oct 2019
7 Day0.00157608 Oct 2019
30 Day0.00155815 Sep 2019
3 Month0.00153717 Jul 2019
1 Year0.00148915 Oct 2018
5 Year0.00100216 Oct 2014
10 Year0.00048017 Oct 2009

SOS/GBP - Somali Shilling to British Pound Sterling - 10 Year History

1 Day0.00137014 Oct 2019
7 Day0.00141308 Oct 2019
30 Day0.00138215 Sep 2019
3 Month0.00138817 Jul 2019
1 Year0.00131115 Oct 2018
5 Year0.00079716 Oct 2014
10 Year0.00043717 Oct 2009

SOS/AUD - Somali Shilling to Australian Dollar - Historical Rates

1 Day0.00255014 Oct 2019
7 Day0.00256608 Oct 2019
30 Day0.00251115 Sep 2019
3 Month0.00246217 Jul 2019
1 Year0.00241815 Oct 2018
5 Year0.00146516 Oct 2014
10 Year0.00077917 Oct 2009

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