- 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.
The Low Down on Solomon Islands Currency
Solomon Islands dollar
$ or SI$
Central Bank of Solomon Islands
|Currency sub unit:|
$5, $10, $20, $50, $100
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**:
Bottle of water
Street food meal
Loaf of bread
Local bus ticket
Entry to Riba cave
Must-sees in the Solomon Islands
Buying Solomon Islands Dollars Online is Easy
Order Solomon Islands dollars online, lock in the rate and collect at your local store or at the airport before you fly.
- 1. Click the ‘Buy Now’ button below
And tell us how much you need for your trip in Cash or Travel Card.
- 2. Choose where to get it
Collect your currency from over 3,600 locations.
- 3. Pay online
Use either PayID®, BPAY®, Visa or MasterCard®
*Rates are subject to change throughout the day. In-store rates vary compared to online.
**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.
Travelex Limited (ABN 36 004 179 953, AFSL Number 222444) arranges for and sells Online Foreign Currency via its Online Ordering Facility. You should consider the Online Foreign Currency Product Disclosure Statement and Terms and Conditions before deciding whether to acquire the product.