Somalia Currency Informations
Somali Shilling (SoSh) = 100 cents. Notes are in denominations of SoSh500, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5. Coins are in denominations of SoSh1, and 50, 10 and 5 cents.
US Dollar bills are the easiest currency to exchange; hotels are the easiest and safest places. Avoid money changers in crowded areas.
Credit debit cards:
US travellers cheques are preferred but generally not recommended.
The import and export of local currency is limited to SoSh200. The import of foreign currency is unlimited provided declared on arrival and exchanged at the national banks within five days after arrival. The export of foreign currency is limited to the amount declared on arrival. All foreign exchange transactions should be recorded on the official currency form which may be required prior to departure from Somalia.
Exchange rate indicators:
The following figures are included as a guide to the movements of the Somali Shilling against Sterling and the US Dollar: