Bermudian dollar ($)
Budget: Less than $180
- Budget apartment: $140
- Bowl of fish chowder: $8
- Bus/ferry ticket: $3.50
- Snorkel-gear rental: $8
- 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 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.
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.
For current exchange rates, see www.xe.com.
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%.