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Money and costs

Currency
East Caribbean Dollars ($)
Exchange Rates
Rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated December 11, 2018 1:20AM UTC
Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
US$100
  • Double room in budget hotel: US$40–80
  • Street-food snack: EC$12–20
  • Bus ticket: EC$1.75–11
  • Beer at local bar: EC$5
Midrange
US$100-250
  • Double room in midrange hotel: US$80–200
  • Two-course dinner: US$40
  • Taxi transfer Douglas Charles Airport to Roseau: US$30
  • Rum punch in beach bar: US$5–7
Top end (more than)
US$250
  • Double room in top-end hotel: from US$200
  • Three-course gourmet dinner with wine: US$100
  • Guided hike to Boiling Lake: US$60

ATMs dispense EC dollars but are scarce outside of Roseau and Portsmouth. There is no ATM at the airport. Few business accept credit cards.

Tipping

  • 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 included in the bill, tip 10% to 15%; if it is, it's up to you to leave a small additional tip.

  • Taxi Tip 10% to 15% of the fare.