euro (€)

Daily Costs

Budget: Less than €100

  • Pho at the Cayenne Central Market: €4
  • Hammock space in a carbet (open-air hut): €10
  • Bus Cayenne–Kourou: €15
  • Pirogue (dugout canoe)to Suriname: €3

Midrange: €100–€175

  • Midrange hotel: €85–150
  • Daily car rental: €35
  • Tour of the Camp de la Transportation: €6
  • Taxi collectif (minibus, shared taxi) Cayenne–St Laurent du Maroni: €30

Top end: More than €175

  • Luxury hotel room: €150–200
  • Top end meal in Cayenne: €50
  • Flight to St Laurent du Maroni: €90
  • Day trip to Îles du Salut: €50


ATMs can be found in bigger towns, while the only cambios (authorized foreign currency exchanges) are in Cayenne. Credit cards are widely accepted


French Guiana uses the euro. The only cambios for currency exchange are in Cayenne, but ATMs are found in most midsized to large towns.

Exchange Rates

New ZealandNZ$1€0.59

Credit Cards

Credit cards are widely accepted, and you can get Visa or MasterCard cash advances at ATMs, which are on the Plus and Cirrus networks. Eurocard and Carte Bleu are also widely accepted.