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Money and costs

East Caribbean Dollars ($)
Exchange Rates
Rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated March 14, 2019 11:19AM UTC
Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
  • Double room in budget hotel: US$100
  • Street-food snack: EC$12–20
  • Bus ticket: EC$2.25–4
  • Beer at local bar: EC$5
  • Double room in midrange hotel: US$200–250
  • Two-course dinner: US$40
  • Taxi fare St John to English Harbour: US$26
  • Pina Colada in hotel bar: US$8–10
Top end (more than)
  • Double room in top-end hotel: from US$300
  • Three-course gourmet dinner with wine: US$100
  • One-day yacht charter: per person US$350
  • Helicopter tour of Barbuda: US$385

ATMs are scarce but credit cards are widely accepted.


Hotels US$0.50 to US$1 per bag is standard; gratuity for cleaning staff is at your discretion.

Restaurants If the service charge is not automatically added to the bill, tip 10% to 15%; if it is, it's up to you to leave a little extra tip.

Taxis Tip 10% to 15% of the fare.