$1 USD = 35,000 Shillings

Not even a recent rash of high-stakes, high-seas hijacks have been able to revive Somalia's stunted and shrinking economy.

The shilling has been Somalia's official currency since 1962 and has been declining in value steadily since the government breakdown in 1991, when it was valued at about 2,000 Somali shillings to $1 USD.

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