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Money & costs



Though the main unit of currency is the Surinamese dollar (SRD), some businesses quote prices in euros. Most banks (7am-2pm Mon-Fri) accept major foreign currencies, but you may run into difficulty trying to change Guyanese dollars and sometimes even Brazilian reais.

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Credit cards

Only RBTT Bank ATMs accept foreign cards, and credit cards are accepted (often for a fee) at major hotels and travel agencies but hardly anywhere else. The country is trying to increase credit-card acceptance but has a way to go.

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