Currency

US dollar (US$)

Daily Costs

Budget: Less than US$100

  • Budget hotel room: US$70
  • Barbecue meal: US$16
  • Beer: US$4
  • Hiker's fee: US$10
  • Taxi from airport to Oranjestad: US$8

Midrange: US$100–300

  • Midrange hotel room/apartment: from US$120/165
  • Two-course evening meal: US$36
  • Glass of wine: US$6
  • Snorkeling gear rental per day: US$11
  • Car rental per day: from US$35

Top End: More than US$300

  • Top-end hotel room/apartment: from US$195/250
  • Lobster meal: from US$42
  • Cocktail: from US$12
  • Two-tank dive: US$110

Bargaining

No bargaining takes place on Statia; in all instances, you're expected to pay the stated price.

Money

ATMs are located in Oranjestad and at the airport, but can be unreliable; it's best to bring cash, which is preferred by many establishments.

ATMs

ATMs often run out of cash and won't work for all foreign cards.

First Caribbean Bank Near Fort Oranje; has an ATM.

Credit Cards

Larger establishments accept credit cards (including foreign cards).

Exchange Rates

AustraliaA$1US$0.72
CanadaC$1US$0.74
Europe€1US$1.05
Japan¥100US$0.85
New ZealandNZ$1US$0.69
SwitzerlandSfr1US$0.98
UKUK£1US$1.23

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

Tipping

Tipping is not necessary or expected.