Samoan Tala overview

The tālā is the currency of Samoa. It is divided into 100 sene. The terms tālā and sene are the equivalents or transliteration of the English words dollar and cent, in the Samoan language. The tālā was introduced on 10 July 1967, following the country's political independence from New Zealand in 1962. Until that time, Samoa had used the pound, with coins from New Zealand and its own banknotes. The tālā replaced the pound at a rate of 2 tālā = 1 pound, and was therefore equal to the New Zealand dollar. The tālā remained equal to the New Zealand dollar until 1975. The symbol WS$ is still used for the tālā, representing the country's previous name Western Samoa, used up to 1997, when the word Western was officially removed and the country became known as just Samoa. Therefore, the symbol SAT, ST and T appear to be in use as well. Sometimes figures are written with the dollar sign in front, followed by "tālā". e.g. $100 tālā.The Samoan currency is issued and regulated by the Central Bank of Samoa.

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Samoan Tala exchange rates table

Exchange Samoan Tala Buy WST Rate Sell WST Rate
British Pound 3.438 0.291
Euro 2.944 0.340
Australian Dollar 1.843 0.542
Canadian Dollar 1.945 0.514
Japanese Yen 0.023 42.878
US Dollar 2.599 0.385

Samoan Tala news tweets

Samoan Tala added 1 tweet
2019-03-21 08:53:01 UTC
All the Samoan myths Tala o le Vavau 👍 everything cross references the old Samoa to the Samoa today lol https://t.co/6TEuvSoAKt
Samoan Tala added 1 tweet
2019-03-21 14:39:29 UTC
RT @komborpf84116: All the Samoan myths Tala o le Vavau 👍 everything cross references the old Samoa to the Samoa today lol https://t.co/6TEuvSoAKt
Samoan Tala added 1 tweet
2019-03-21 18:14:18 UTC
Tala o le vavau is all the Samoan legends during the dark ages when they believed we were half man half beast 😂 lol… https://t.co/pXjaKspN58
Samoan Tala added 1 tweet
2019-03-19 21:01:50 UTC
TALA FOU: A Samoan DJ from Aotearoa is hoping his 10 year search to find his Samoan family will finally pay off. H… https://t.co/SSMMbsRpX7
Samoan Tala added 1 tweet
2019-03-13 07:41:24 UTC
RT @lisametofox: RT to tell the Sāmoan Govt they should raise the minimum wage from 2.30 tala to 5 tala. ⁦@samoagovt⁩ https://t.co/yO8giNGj3I
Samoan Tala added 1 tweet
2019-03-13 03:13:31 UTC
RT @lisametofox: RT to tell the Sāmoan Govt they should raise the minimum wage from 2.30 tala to 5 tala. ⁦@samoagovt⁩ https://t.co/yO8giNGj3I
Samoan Tala added 1 tweet
2019-03-13 03:14:49 UTC
RT @lisametofox: RT to tell the Sāmoan Govt they should raise the minimum wage from 2.30 tala to 5 tala. ⁦@samoagovt⁩ https://t.co/yO8giNGj3I
Samoan Tala added 1 tweet
2019-03-13 07:38:36 UTC
RT @lisametofox: RT to tell the Sāmoan Govt they should raise the minimum wage from 2.30 tala to 5 tala. ⁦@samoagovt⁩ https://t.co/yO8giNGj3I
Samoan Tala added 1 tweet
2019-03-13 07:43:20 UTC
RT @lisametofox: RT to tell the Sāmoan Govt they should raise the minimum wage from 2.30 tala to 5 tala. ⁦@samoagovt⁩ https://t.co/yO8giNGj3I

Samoan Tala news media

Samoan Tala added 1 medium
2014-09-25T00:07:10+02:00
Old 2 tala note tucked in my wallet for the last 12 years! #samoa #samoantala #samoanmoney
Samoan Tala added 1 medium
2015-10-06T10:34:30+02:00
#Day2 We're in the money lol. Well for now anyway. Samoan money is so pretty. Goodness today has been busy - work, a trip to the bank, beauty treatments and a semi disaster at the hairdressers (not brave enough to put a photo of the mop up yet). Time for the sleeps then the last day of work and a flat inspection #100daystillsamoa #hairdresserphobia #samoantala #holidayprep
Samoan Tala added 1 medium
2016-09-18T05:17:37+02:00
When you're country is located in the South Pacific you might as well print palm trees and waterfalls on your money bills. #sopretty #samoantala #talabills
Samoan Tala added 1 medium
2017-04-20T22:31:18+02:00
Samoan Paradise 😍✨ via @photography_byron_bay #bucketlist #samoa #tosuaoceantrench🌏 #travelinspo #samoantala
Samoan Tala added 1 medium
2017-05-23T16:46:23+02:00
За этим цифрами прячутся души нерожденных детей 2⃣2⃣3⃣0⃣ #bitcoin #bitcoinrates #bitcointoday #Samoa #SamoanTala #tropicoz #seamoonnet 🌿 TropicoZ Co., Ltd.
Samoan Tala added 1 medium
2018-08-31T15:46:28+02:00
#japanyen #yenjaponais #chineseyuan #chinayuan #koreawon #woncoréen #macaupataca #macaupatacas #macanesepataca #pngkina #papuanewguineakina #samoantala #tongapaanga #paanga #paangas #vanuatuvatu
Samoan Tala added 1 medium
2018-09-22T11:21:02+02:00
Next stop Fiji then Samoa.... Tala Tala Bill yall lol #passports#adventures#life#samoantala#moneys#Fiji#Samoa#love#travel#fun#Melbourne#theworld#oyster#fijidollar#ausdollar#spending#relax#vacation#holidays#leave
Samoan Tala added 1 medium
2018-10-19T13:06:11+02:00
Samoan tala🇼🇸🇼🇸 (2008 series) Colour: Red, pink Observe:Samoan fale,trees in a bay Reverse:Villa Vailimaformer, residence of Robert Louis Stevenson in Mount Vaea, Samoa #samoa #samoantala #banknotecollection
Samoan Tala added 1 medium
2019-01-28T05:40:45+01:00
#ekonomist #economics #economist #money #business #finance #market #people #finance #stockmarket #stockexchange #bearish #artist #artoftheday #artsy #beautiful #creative #bullish #drawing #gallery #unemployment #bitcoin #banks #instaart #instaartist #inflation #samoantala #tala #samoa

Samoan Tala news videos

TALA MAI SAMOA aso Gafua 7 Ianuari 2019 [News bulletin in Samoan/audio only]. Presented by : #HeidiMarietaIlalio SAMOATV ...
I created this video with the YouTube Slideshow Creator (http://www.youtube.com/upload)
[News bulletin in Samoan/Late upload] Jail term for falsifying travel documents costing the victim about $20K..& other stories.
TALA MAI SAMOA aso Lua 5 Fepuari 2019 [News bulletin Samoa/audio only]. Presented by : HeidiMarietaIlalio SAMOATV ...
Samoan Funny video.
News bulletin in Samoan (adio only) TALA MAI SAMOA SAMOA aso Lulu 30 Ianuari 2019. Presented by : #HeidiMarietaIlalio ...

Samoan Tala news texts

Money that’s coming into Samoa

Dear Editor Re: Public share views on remittances I have said this many times, the Prime Minister does not have an economic plan for Samoa, he is lucky that Samoans send home half a billion tala every year to sustain the economy.

25 days conditional positive
Who is more dangerous? Pig head thrower or two convicted criminals on the run?

You’ve got to hand it to this Government. As far as being thorough with immigration paper work goes, Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi’s administration deserves an award. Nothing gets past them, absolutely nothing. Let’s think about this for a minute.

about 1 month indicative neutral
A peaceful and functioning government beacon for all

Dear Editor, There is no denying the dysfunctional state of affairs in our beloved country of Samoa today. What is blatantly clear is the emotional roller coaster amongst our citizens, both here at home and abroad.

about 1 month indicative positive
Samoa’s “prolific tourist” brings 4000 pairs of shoes

One morning, Jo Mikarna’s friend in Samoa, a newly appointed landscaper, called Ms Mikarna with a request: on her next trip to Samoa, could she bring him a pair of work boots?

about 1 month conditional positive
London to Samoa, the journey was worth it

It is a long way from London to Samoa, but if it is for the fresh air and the beauty of the island then the journey was worth it.

about 1 month indicative neutral
A rural electrification program and sharing in Samoa’s wealth

Just four weeks into the new year and 2019 already has the hallmarks of another busy 12 months ahead – if events in recent weeks are any indication. The Government set the agenda in renewable energy in the last fortnight – in Samoa’s strive to become 100 per cent reliant on clean energy 2025 – by commissioning multimillion tala hydro plants on Upolu and Savai’i.

about 1 month conditional neutral
Aufaga father drives off with brand new truck

Tagoa'i Tausaga Auelua was yesterday announced the winner of Bluesky’s Top Up $7 tala Promotion major prize and walked off with a brand new Toyota Hilux. The 55-year-old father of five from Aufaga told the Samoa Observer he was surprised when he was advised that he was the major prize winner.

about 1 month conditional positive
When dangerous criminals run amok, what’s the point of having laws?

Listen up folks. This Government needs to stop meddling with other people’s business and concentrate on doing its job so the people of this country are protected from harm.

about 1 month imperative negative
Congress revives call to increase minimum wage

The Samoa Workers Congress (S.W.C.) has revived a call to increase the minimum wage to $3 tala from the standard $2.30 tala. Leading the campaign is S.W.C. Director, Gatoloai Tili Afamasaga, who says it is about time the issue is given some serious consideration. “There hasn’t been a good forum to discuss the issues,” she says.

about 2 months conditional neutral

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