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Antigua & Barbuda

Money & costs


The currency of Antigua and Barbuda is the Eastern Caribbean dollar (EC$), and the ­official exchange rate is EC$2.72 to US$1.

US dollars are widely accepted. However, unless rates are posted in US dollars, as is the norm with accommodations, it usually works out better to use EC dollars.

Credit cards are widely accepted. Ask if there is a surcharge for using a credit card.

A 10% service charge is added to most restaurant bills, in which case no tipping is necessary.