Currency

Bermudian dollar ($)

Daily Costs

Budget: Less than $180

  • Budget apartment: $140
  • Bowl of fish chowder: $8
  • Bus/ferry ticket: $3.50
  • Snorkel-gear rental: $8

Midrange: $180–370

  • Double room in a hotel: $200
  • Lunch and dinner in local restaurants: $40–60
  • Admission to museums: $15
  • Scooter rental per day: $50
  • Short taxi trip: $20

Top End: More than $370

  • Double room in a hotel: $400
  • Lunch and dinner in local restaurants: $40–80
  • Parasailing outing: $150

Bargaining

Bargaining is not practised in Bermuda's stores or markets. However, if you're looking to rent a spare room or apartment from a local for longer than a week, it may be possible to discuss a discounted rate.

Money

Bermuda's currency is the Bermudian dollar, pegged to the US dollar; the two are used interchangeably. Bank notes come in denominations of $2, $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100. The Bermudian dollar is divided into 100 cents; coin denominations are 5, 10 and 25 cents, as well as $1.

  • ATMs Widely available in the city of Hamilton, St George's town and the Dockyard.
  • Cash You'll need it to pay for bus and ferry tickets, taking taxis and paying in cheaper restaurants.
  • Changing Money Banks along Front St in Hamilton give the best rates. Bermudian currency cannot be exchanged outside the island. Change any remaining Bermudian dollars into US dollars upon leaving.
  • Credit Cards Widely accepted in hotels and restaurants.
  • Traveler's Checks International US dollar checks accepted by some establishments. Passport necessary as photo ID.

Exchange Rates

AustraliaA$10.77
CanadaC$10.78
Europe€11.12
Japan¥1000.98
NZNZ$10.74
SwitzerlandSfr11.03
UKUK£11.34
USUS$11

For current exchange rates, see www.xe.com.

Tipping

Hotels For bellhops and door porters $5; gratuity for housekeeping typically $3 to $5 per day; for room service $5 to $10.

Gas stations Per fill-up $1 to $2.

Restaurants Tip of 15% to 17% typically added to bills.

Taxis Tip 15% to 20%.