Currency

Cayman Islands dollar (CI$)

Daily Costs

Budget: Less than US$150

  • Double room, off-season: US$150
  • Street food and self-catering: US$10–20
  • Minibus: US$3
  • Beach: Free

Midrange: US$150–250

  • Double room at midrange hotels: US$200–250
  • Two-course dinner with drink: US$40–50
  • Taxi ride: US$20
  • Stingray City & snorkel trip: US$45

Top End: More than US$250

  • Double room at top-end hotel: from US$250
  • Three-course dinner with drinks US$50–100
  • Car rental: US$50
  • 2-tank dive: US$110

Bargaining

Haggling is not an accepted custom in Cayman.

Money

ATMs are widely available, dispensing both US dollars (US$) and Cayman Island dollars (CI$). Credit cards are accepted by most hotels and restaurants.

Exchange Rates

AustraliaA$1CI$0.63
CanadaC$1CI$0.61
Europe€1CI$0.91
Japan¥100CI$0.79
New ZealandNZ$1CI$0.57
UK£1CI$1.00
USUS$1CI$0.82

For more exchange rates, see www.xe.com

Tipping

Restaurants A tip of 15% is usually included in the bill. If not, tip to that amount (or more, for exceptional service).

Resorts Often include a 15% service charge on the bill. Otherwise, tip $1 to $3 a day for housekeeping.

Taxis 10%

Tour Guides US$10 for half-day outing.