Somalia - Somali Shilling - Currency Guide

This is a currency guide to Somalia, the Somali Shilling currency plus sending (SOS) transfers and travel tips for Somalia.

Country CodeSO
Domestic Currency Somali Shilling
Currency SymbolS
Currency CodeSOS
Exchange RateUSD/SOS = 581.5
Telephone Prefix+252

Quick Conversions from US Dollar to Somali Shilling



U$ 1
S 581.50
U$ 5
S 2,908
U$ 10
S 5,815
U$ 20
S 11,630
U$ 50
S 29,075
U$ 100
S 58,150
U$ 250
S 145,375
U$ 500
S 290,750
U$ 1,000
S 581,500
U$ 2,000
S 1,163,000
U$ 5,000
S 2,907,500
U$ 10,000
S 5,815,000
U$ 50,000
S 29,075,000
U$ 100,000
S 58,150,000
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U$ 0.0017
S 1
U$ 0.0086
S 5
U$ 0.0172
S 10
U$ 0.0344
S 20
U$ 0.0860
S 50
U$ 0.1720
S 100
U$ 0.4300
S 250
U$ 0.8600
S 500
U$ 1.7200
S 1,000
U$ 3.4400
S 2,000
U$ 8.6000
S 5,000
U$ 17.20
S 10,000
U$ 86.00
S 50,000
U$ 172.00
S 100,000
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To calculate specific USD/SOS amounts use our Convert USD to SOS quick calculator.

Somalia Currency Info

Frequently Asked Questions

What currency should I use in Somalia?

The domestic currency in Somalia is the Somali Shilling.

What is the Somali Shilling currency code and symbol?

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

How much is U$100 US Dollars in Somali Shilling?

U$ 100 converts to S 58,150

Which countries use the Somali Shilling?

It is the domestic currency in Somalia.

Is the Somali Shilling a closed currency?

No, the Somali Shilling is freely available and convertible. See guide: What is a closed currency?

Somali Shilling (SOS) in the markets

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

USD/SOS at 581.5 was trading near the 90-day average 581.51 with a range 577.07 to 588. There are no current rate alerts.
21-Feb 5PM-NY 10PM-LON | 22-Feb 9AM-SYD

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 Somali Shilling 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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Somali Shilling to US Dollar - Historical Rates

1 Day0.00171917 Feb 2020
7 Day0.00171711 Feb 2020
30 Day0.00172919 Jan 2020
3 Month0.00172720 Nov 2019
1 Year0.00172818 Feb 2019
5 Year0.00143019 Feb 2015
10 Year0.00066720 Feb 2010

Somali Shilling to Euro - Historical Rates

1 Day0.00158617 Feb 2020
7 Day0.00157311 Feb 2020
30 Day0.00155819 Jan 2020
3 Month0.00155920 Nov 2019
1 Year0.00152818 Feb 2019
5 Year0.00125819 Feb 2015
10 Year0.00049120 Feb 2010

Somali Shilling to Pound Sterling - 10 Year History

1 Day0.00132117 Feb 2020
7 Day0.00132511 Feb 2020
30 Day0.00132919 Jan 2020
3 Month0.00133620 Nov 2019
1 Year0.00133718 Feb 2019
5 Year0.00092719 Feb 2015
10 Year0.00043220 Feb 2010

Somali Shilling to Australian Dollar - Historical Rates

1 Day0.00256217 Feb 2020
7 Day0.00255611 Feb 2020
30 Day0.00251219 Jan 2020
3 Month0.00254020 Nov 2019
1 Year0.00242318 Feb 2019
5 Year0.00183519 Feb 2015
10 Year0.00074520 Feb 2010

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