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Somali Shilling (SOS)

The Somali Shilling is the primary currency of Somalia. This currency is used by an estimated 15,008,154 people. Based on our estimate, Somali Shilling is the #60 most popular currency is the world.

The currency code for the Somali Shilling is "SOS". The ISO 4217 number for this currency is 706. The currency symbol for the Shilling is "S".

Somali Shilling conversion rates, useful facts, and holiday schedule can be found below.

SOS Currency Demographics

The primary country using the Somali Shilling is Somalia.

There are approximately 15,008,154 people around the world who use the Somali Shilling. The Somali Shilling is the #60 most used widely currency is the world.

15,008,154 user population
Ranked #60 in the world

SOS Exchange Rates

1 Somali Shilling equals:

Australian Dollar


Inverse: S350.88


Inverse: S632.093
British Pound


Inverse: S717.80
Indian Rupee


Inverse: S7.66
Japanese Yen


Inverse: S5.40
US Dollar


Inverse: S585.00025

† Rates last updated at 8 minutes ago

‡ Rates are the interbank rate and are only available on large transactions

SOS Currency Facts

SOS Details

ISO 4217 CodeSOS
ISO 4217 Number706
Unit NameShilling
Currency NicknamesN.a.

SOS Denominations

Minor Unit NameN.a.
Minor Unit Symbol N.a.
Minor Units2
Frequently Used banknotesS5, S10, S20, S50, S100
Rarely Used BanknotesN.a.
Frequently Used CoinsS1, S5, S10, S20, S50, S100, 1, 5, 10, 50
Rarely Used CoinsN.a.

SOS Issuance

Central BankCentral Bank of Somalia
Central Bank Website

World Bank Statistics

Estimated User Population15,008,154 people
Population Rank#60
SOS Inflation RateN.a.
Inflation RankN.a.

† Population and Inflation rate as based on data from the World Bank.

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2020 SOS Currency Holidays

Based on holidays observed by the Central Bank of Somalia. On these dates banks and payment systems may be closed. Settlement in Somali Shilling may also be closed on these dates.

New Year's Day January 1, 2020 Closed
Labour Day May 1, 2020 Closed
Eid Ed Fitri May 24, 2020 Closed
Independence from UK June 26, 2020 Closed
Independence from Italy July 1, 2020 Closed
Eid Al Adha July 31, 2020 Closed
Prophet Muhammad's Birthday October 29, 2020 Closed