Sierra Leone Currency
The official currency is the Leone (SLL), which is divided into 100 cents. Foreign currency can be exchanged at banks, foreign exchange bureaux or hotels and travellers cheques can be cashed at banks although they are not recommended. Banks are open on weekdays only. The use of credit cards is very limited, although a few top hotels and restaurants in Freetown might accept them for payment. ATMs do not accept foreign cards.
Currency Exchange Rates
|A$ 1||A$ 5||A$ 10||A$ 100||A$ 1,000|
|Australia||A$ 1.00||A$ 5.00||A$ 10.00||A$ 100.00||A$ 1,000.00|
|Canada||C$ 0.95||C$ 4.73||C$ 9.45||C$ 94.51||C$ 945.07|
|Ireland||€ 0.67||€ 3.37||€ 6.73||€ 67.32||€ 673.17|
|New Zealand||NZ$ 1.11||NZ$ 5.55||NZ$ 11.11||NZ$ 111.09||NZ$ 1,110.90|
|South Africa||R 9.29||R 46.43||R 92.85||R 928.55||R 9,285.48|
|United Kingdom||£ 0.48||£ 2.41||£ 4.82||£ 48.20||£ 481.96|
|United States of America||US$ 0.74||US$ 3.71||US$ 7.42||US$ 74.23||US$ 742.28|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
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