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The Low Down on Solomon Islands Currency

Currency:

Solomon Islands dollar

Currency code:

SBD

Currency symbol:

$ or SI$

Central Bank:

Central Bank of Solomon Islands

Currency sub unit:

cent

Bank notes:

$5, $10, $20, $50, $100

Coins:

10, 20, 50 cents, $1, $2




The official currency in the Solomon Islands is the dollar with 1 dollar being subdivided into 100 cents. This currency also goes by the currency code ‘SBD’.



The dollar has been used in the Solomon Islands since 1977, prior to this time the Australian pound sterling and subsequently the Australian dollar was used.



During WWII, when the Solomon Islands were under the control of Imperial Japan, the Oceanian pound became the official currency until after the war ended and the use of the pound was restored.



The most commonly used bills for Solomon Island dollars are the 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 notes.



What to spend your SBD dollars on**:

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    Bottle of water

    10 SBD *

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    Street food meal

    57 SBD *

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    Loaf of bread

    14 SBD *

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    Local bus ticket

    3 SBD *

  • *

    Entry to Riba cave

    50 SBD *

How many Solomon Islands dollars will I need?**

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Must-sees in the Solomon Islands

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  • Riba Cave
  • Riba Cave is a tourist favourite on the Solomon Islands. This mysterious and sometimes eerie cave is located on private land, so taking a tour is recommended. The cave’s large, dark cavern is a wonder to behold with soaring stalagmites and an underground creek.
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  • Mataniko Falls
  • Located on the island of Guadalcanal, these double-sided falls cascade into a pool of stunning natural beauty. Japanese soldiers used the caves in this area during WWII to avoid capture.
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  • Vella Lavella
  • The picturesque island of Vella Lavella is steeped in both natural beauty and history. Home of the Naval Battle of Vella Lavella Island, this stunning island boasts a sleeping volcanic mountain and intriguing wildlife including rare birds.

Buying Solomon Islands dollars online is easy

Order Solomon Islands dollars online, lock in the rate and collect at your local store, at the airport before you fly or have it delivered at home

  • 1. Click the ‘Buy SBD Now’ button below
  • And tell us how much you need for your trip.

  • 2. Choose how to get it
  • Get your currency home-delivered or choose to collect at more than 3,600 pick up locations.

  • 3. Pay online
  • Simply pay using either your debit card (recommended) or credit card and you’re all set!

FAQ Relating to Solomon Islands Currency

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  • What is the Symbol for the Solomon Islands dollar?

    The symbol for SBD is $ or SI$

  • Are credit cards widely-accepted in the Solomon Islands?

    Major credit cards will likely be accepted at major resorts and larger restaurants, however it is best not to rely on credit cards in the Solomon Islands.

  • What are the regularly used coins used in the Solomon Islands?

    Coins typically used in the Solomon Islands are the 10, 20 and 50-cent coins and the 1 and 2 dollar coins.

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The process online was easy

The process online was easy, the collection point in Geelong Westfield was convenient and the lovely lady with an unusual name was so helpful, informative and really nice, no questions I had were a problem... she went above and beyond with the service I received from her

Linda Sanchez

The process online was easy

The process online was easy, the collection point in Geelong Westfield was convenient and the lovely lady with an unusual name was so helpful, informative and really nice, no questions I had were a problem... she went above and beyond with the service I received from her

Linda Sanchez

Easy process

Straight forward process from online ordering to collecting at our local post office.

ANN

All good but the delivery date was…

All good but the delivery date was wrong.

Dean A Pankhurst

Great service easily access

Great service easily access

CHRISTINE JOAN REDMAN

ordering is usually a simple process

ordering is usually a simple process, but at the pick up point is often very slow procedure

AP

The cash I ordered was delivered on…

The cash I ordered was delivered on time and in the denominations I needed.

Peter Flockart

Great service

Great service , rates are very good . I noticed recently that there is a charge of $10.00 for picking up our order from the local post office ( not very happy about that)

Gail p Thomas

Great reliable service

Great reliable service, easy to order online and pickup in store.

M Gardner

Smooth transaction

Smooth transaction. Everything worked as promised. Would use Travelex again.

Peter

Ordered online and picked up in a store…

Ordered online and picked up in a store of my choice. Very easy!

Carolynn

Honest simple credit card conversion to…

Honest simple credit card conversion to overseas currency. Ordering online was simple and fast and was waiting for me at the airport. Will use again as I've always done

Alan Orr

So easy, no fuss

The entire process of ordering my foreign currency was so easy. This is the second time I’ve used Travellex to order foreign currency. It’s simple, no fuss and the cash is always waiting at the post office for collection when they say it’s going to be

Mat Morrison

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buying overseas currency online via Travelex was quick and easy - and I got a better rate than at the shopfront.

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**The figures provided are indicative only and are there to provide an idea of the amount of travel money you may need during your trip.

^^Based on mid-market and Travelex Online AUD to FX exchange rates as of the date of the relevant social media post and/or email communication. Rates are subject to change throughout the day. Any rates and savings are quoted as a guide only.

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