Currency

Eastern Caribbean dollar (EC$), US dollars widely accepted

Daily Costs

Budget: Less than US$100

  • Double room in budget hotel: US$40–80
  • Street-food snack: EC$10–20
  • Bus ticket: EC$1.50–5
  • Beer at local bar: EC$5

Midrange: US$100–180

  • Double room in midrange hotel: US$70–100
  • Two-course dinner with wine: US$35
  • Car rental: US$35
  • Guided island tour: US$65

Top end: More than US$180

  • Double room in top-end hotel: US$110
  • Guided Exclusion Zone Tour: US$165
  • Three-course dinner with wine: US$50

Bargaining

Prices on Montserrat are fixed.

Money

There are ATMs at Royal Bank of Canada and Bank of Montserrat in Brades; both dispense EC dollars 24/7. Few shops, hotels and restaurants accept credit cards.

Exchange Rates

AustraliaA$1EC$1.93
CanadaC$1EC$1.98
Euro Zone€1EC$2.81
Japan¥100EC$2.30
New ZealandNZ$1EC$1.86
UKUK£1EC$3.29
USUS$1EC$2.68

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

Tipping

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.