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US Dollar to Solomon Islands Dollar Exchange Rate
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How can I get the best exchange rate between the US dollar and the Solomon Islands dollar?
The Solomon dollar is a free-floating currency, although it was once tied to the Australian dollar at a 1-to-1 ratio. As a result of close ties with Australia, the most common exchange with the Solomon Islands dollar is the Australian dollar, however you can exchange USD as well.
Travelers to the Solomon Islands will find that while Australian dollars are accepted at some hotels and resorts, local currency will be needed elsewhere for daily purchases. Cash is still the norm and ATMs can be found throughout the capital of Honiara, with fewer in smaller towns. Keep in mind that credit and debit cards aren’t always accepted outside of major hotels and restaurants.
For those who are planning to make a money transfer to someone in the Solomon Islands, making the transfer in either US dollars or Australian dollars will probably be your only choice. As a very small currency by international standards, only a few online money transfer providers are able to convert currency into the Solomon Islands dollar.
|Sub unit symbol:||c|
|Bank notes:||$1, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100|
|Coins:||1c, 5c, 10c, 25c, 50c|
Solomon Islands Dollar
|Currency:||Solomon Islands Dollar|
|Sub unit symbol:||c|
|Bank notes:||$5, $10, $20, $50, $100|
|Coins:||10c, 20c, 50c, $1, $2|
What affects exchange rates between the US dollar and the Solomon Islands dollar?
Exchange rates between the US dollar and the Solomon Islands dollar can be affected by a whole range of different factors:
- Economic conditions
- Mining of minerals like gold and zinc
- Subsistence agriculture
It’s estimated that 75% of the labor force in the Solomon Islands makes their living from subsistence farming and fishing. If farming or fishing took a downturn in the Solomon Islands, we’d likely see a loss of value in the SBD.
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How does the Solomon Islands dollar trade against the US dollar historically?
The Solomon Islands dollar was introduced as the official currency and a replacement for the Australian dollar in 1977. Until 1979, the newly introduced SBD could be exchanged for AUD at par. After that year, the Solomon Islands dollar started to lose its value compared to both the Australian dollar and the US dollar, bringing the value of it down to only about 12 US cents.
Interestingly, the Solomon Islands is one of very few remaining countries where traditional money in the form of sea shells and dolphin teeth is still in use in some remote parts of the country. Seashells have functioned as money for thousands of years in Pacific islands and is considered one of the oldest forms of money that we know about.
US Dollar to the Solomon Islands Dollar for the last 10 days
|Oct 12||Oct 13||Oct 14||Oct 15||Oct 16||Oct 17||Oct 18||Oct 19||Oct 20||Oct 21|
|1 USD =||8.2714 Inverse: 0.1209||8.2714 Inverse: 0.1209||8.2714 Inverse: 0.1209||8.3058 Inverse: 0.1204||8.3058 Inverse: 0.1204||8.2804 Inverse: 0.1208||8.2804 Inverse: 0.1208||8.2804 Inverse: 0.1208||8.2601 Inverse: 0.1211||8.2944 Inverse: 0.1206|
US Dollar to the Solomon Islands Dollar for the last 10 months
|Dec 2018||Jan 2019||Feb 2019||Mar 2019||Apr 2019||May 2019||Jun 2019||Jul 2019||Aug 2019||Sep 2019|
|1 USD =||8.1743 Inverse: 0.1223||8.0729 Inverse: 0.1239||8.2035 Inverse: 0.1219||8.0882 Inverse: 0.1236||8.1277 Inverse: 0.1230||8.2079 Inverse: 0.1218||8.2282 Inverse: 0.1215||8.2385 Inverse: 0.1214||8.2214 Inverse: 0.1216||8.2759 Inverse: 0.1208|
US Dollar to the Solomon Islands Dollar for the last 10 years
|Oct 2009||Oct 2010||Oct 2011||Oct 2012||Oct 2013||Oct 2014||Oct 2015||Oct 2016||Oct 2017||Oct 2018|
|1 USD =||8.2560 Inverse: 0.1211||7.5488 Inverse: 0.1325||7.7273 Inverse: 0.1294||7.0800 Inverse: 0.1412||7.1751 Inverse: 0.1394||7.3766 Inverse: 0.1356||7.9077 Inverse: 0.1265||7.8414 Inverse: 0.1275||7.7899 Inverse: 0.1284||7.9599 Inverse: 0.1256|
Market rate for common transfer amounts USD to SBD
|US Dollars (USD)||Solomon Islands Dollar (SBD)|
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