Freetown in detail

Money and Costs


There's an exchange bureau at Lungi International Airport with reasonable rates. There's also an ATM just outside the terminal building, which may or may not be working. Forex bureaus are found throughout the city, as are street-side moneychangers. If using the latter, make sure to check the rate (and your money) carefully, and find a secure spot to carry out the transaction.

Ecobank is located on Wilkinson Rd and Lightfoot Boston St. Other major banks, including UBA and Rokel Commercial Bank have Visa card–linked ATMs. There are several ATMs in central Freetown. Others can be found in Lumley and Murray Town.