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Money and costs

Dollars ($)
Exchange Rates
Rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated May 15, 2019 11:47AM UTC
Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
  • Cheap hotel room: BS$100–150
  • Jitney from Nassau Airport to downtown: BS$2.50
  • Museum entry: BS$5–10
  • Conch meal: BS$20
  • Beer: BS$6
  • Midrange hotel: BS$250
  • Two-course dinner: BS$40
  • Taxi from Nassau Airport to Paradise Island: BS$40
  • Switcher (cocktail): BS$10
  • Half-day snorkeling tour: BS$90
Top end (more than)
  • Resort suite: from BS$400
  • Diving, two tanks: BS$100–140
  • Meal at top restaurant, with wine: BS$100–150
  • Half-day fishing charter: BS$500–800

Bahamian (BS$) and US (US$) are equal and interchangeable throughout the country.


A tip of 15% or so is standard for restaurants, but it’s often added to your bill automatically – check before you pay. About 15% is the norm for taxis, while BS$2 per bag is routine for porters.