Before you arrive in the Seychelles, it is helpful to understand the local policies when it comes to purchasing goods and services during your stay. While many local establishments are happy to take Euros or U.S. Dollars in payment, there are still many places where it is easier to make your transactions with the local currency.
The Local Currency
Paper Notes: Rs500 – Rs100 – Rs50 – Rs25 – Rs10
Coins: Rs5 – Rs1 – 25 cents – 10 cents – 5 cents – 1 cent
The Exchange Rate
As is the case with all currencies, the exchange rate for the Seychelles Rupee varies from day to day. There is also some variation between the rates charged by banks and other authorized exchange facilities. The latest median exchange rates as of February 22, 2012 are illustrated in the chart shown below.