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Money and costs

Currency
East Caribbean Dollars ($)
Exchange Rates
Rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated November 19, 2018 12:17PM UTC
Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
US$200
  • Double room in budget hotel: US$100–120
  • Street-food snack: EC$12–20
  • Bus ticket: EC$2.50–5
  • Beer at local bar: EC$5
Midrange
US$200–400
  • Double room in midrange hotel: US$200–250
  • Two-course dinner: US$40
  • Taxi fare Basseterre to Cockleshell Beach: US$26
  • Rum punch in beach bar: US$6–8
Top end (more than)
US$400
  • Double room in top-end hotel: from US$300
  • Three-course gourmet dinner with wine: US$100
  • One-day yacht charter: per person US$350
  • Guided tour up Mt Liamuiga US$110

ATMs at the airports and in Basseterre and Charlestown. Credit cards widely accepted.

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 added to the bill, tip 10% to 15%; if it is, it's up to you to leave a little extra.

  • Taxi Tip 10% to 15% of the fare.