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Foreign Exchange Guide to Somalia

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Somali shilling
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The domestic currency in Somalia is the Somali shilling with currency code SOS. Read this foreign exchange guide to Somalia and the Somali shilling with money transfer and travel tips plus Somali shilling exchange cross rates.

In this guide we review :

  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 SOS to USD 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.

SOS-USD 3 Month chart
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SOS currency converter

Somalia Trip Checklist   

  1. Compare SOS travel cash rates - probably why you are here!
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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.


Travel Money for Somalia

Compare SSOS Cash rates


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).

Getting a better deal when sending money 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!


Bank Transfers to Somalia

Compare SSOS Transfer Rates


Somali shilling - exchange rates - live and historic

Major SOS cross rates
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SOS/USD - Somali shilling to U.S. dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.0017351 Week
18 May 20180.0017281 Month
19 Dec 20170.0017346 Months
17 Jun 20170.0017011 Year
17 Jun 20160.0017072 Years
18 Jun 20130.0007005 Years
19 Jun 20080.00074810 Years

SOS/EUR - Somali shilling to Euro - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.0014721 Week
18 May 20180.0014661 Month
19 Dec 20170.0014656 Months
17 Jun 20170.0015191 Year
17 Jun 20160.0015142 Years
18 Jun 20130.0005235 Years
19 Jun 20080.00048310 Years

SOS/GBP - Somali shilling to British pound sterling - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.0012931 Week
18 May 20180.0012831 Month
19 Dec 20170.0012966 Months
17 Jun 20170.0013311 Year
17 Jun 20160.0011892 Years
18 Jun 20130.0004475 Years
19 Jun 20080.00037910 Years

SOS/JPY - Somali shilling to Japanese yen - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.18991 Week
18 May 20180.19151 Month
19 Dec 20170.19606 Months
17 Jun 20170.18861 Year
17 Jun 20160.17802 Years
18 Jun 20130.06675 Years
19 Jun 20080.080710 Years

SOS/AUD - Somali shilling to Australian dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.0022821 Week
18 May 20180.0023011 Month
19 Dec 20170.0022666 Months
17 Jun 20170.0022311 Year
17 Jun 20160.0023082 Years
18 Jun 20130.0007395 Years
19 Jun 20080.00078810 Years

SOS/CAD - Somali shilling to Canadian dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.0022491 Week
18 May 20180.0022281 Month
19 Dec 20170.0022346 Months
17 Jun 20170.0022471 Year
17 Jun 20160.0022032 Years
18 Jun 20130.0007145 Years
19 Jun 20080.00075810 Years