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Money and costs

Currency
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Exchange Rates
Rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated May 24, 2017 9:22AM UTC

Although the official unit of currency is the Surinamese dollar (SR$), some businesses quote prices in euros or US dollars. Most banks will accept major foreign currencies, but you may run into difficulty trying to change Guyanese dollars and Brazilian reals.

Republic Bank ATMs are the most reliable at accepting foreign cards.You can exchange traveler's checks and get credit card advances at RBC banks and some hotels. Major hotels and travel agencies – but hardly anywhere else – accept credit cards (usually for a fee).