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Foreign Exchange Guide to Somalia

Read this currency guide to Somalia with money transfer and travel tips.   [USD/SOS=580.75]

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Somali Shilling
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This is a foreign exchange guide to Somalia, the Somali Shilling currency plus 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 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-SOS 3 Month chart
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USDSOS currency converter

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!


Bank Transfers to Somalia

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SOS/USD - Somali Shilling to United States Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
07 Apr 20190.0017271 Week
15 Mar 20190.0017171 Month
16 Oct 20180.0017276 Months
14 Apr 20180.0017331 Year
14 Apr 20170.0017242 Years
15 Apr 20140.0010235 Years
16 Apr 20090.00070910 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
07 Apr 20190.0015391 Week
15 Mar 20190.0015151 Month
16 Oct 20180.0014926 Months
14 Apr 20180.0014051 Year
14 Apr 20170.0016252 Years
15 Apr 20140.0007415 Years
16 Apr 20090.00053810 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
07 Apr 20190.0013241 Week
15 Mar 20190.0012901 Month
16 Oct 20180.0013106 Months
14 Apr 20180.0012171 Year
14 Apr 20170.0013772 Years
15 Apr 20140.0006125 Years
16 Apr 20090.00047610 Years

SOS/JPY - Somali Shilling to Japanese Yen - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
07 Apr 20190.19291 Week
15 Mar 20190.19131 Month
16 Oct 20180.19416 Months
14 Apr 20180.18601 Year
14 Apr 20170.18722 Years
15 Apr 20140.10425 Years
16 Apr 20090.070310 Years

SOS/AUD - Somali Shilling to Australian Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
07 Apr 20190.0024321 Week
15 Mar 20190.0024211 Month
16 Oct 20180.0024206 Months
14 Apr 20180.0022321 Year
14 Apr 20170.0022752 Years
15 Apr 20140.0010945 Years
16 Apr 20090.00098510 Years

SOS/CAD - Somali Shilling to Canadian Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
07 Apr 20190.0023091 Week
15 Mar 20190.0022911 Month
16 Oct 20180.0022356 Months
14 Apr 20180.0021871 Year
14 Apr 20170.0022982 Years
15 Apr 20140.0011245 Years
16 Apr 20090.00085610 Years

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