Currency

US$

Daily Costs

Budget: Less than US$200

  • Room in a budget hotel: US$120–130
  • Cracked conch meal: US$15–20
  • Museum entrance: US$5-10
  • Cruiser bike hire: US$18-20
  • Rum punch: US$8-10

Midrange: US$200–500

  • Midrange hotel room: US$180–250
  • Scooter hire: US$40–80
  • Single kayak hire: US$70
  • Restaurant meal: US$40–60

Top end: More than US$500

  • Resort room: US$350–2000
  • PADI Open-Water Referral course: US$795
  • Top end three-course meal with wine: US$100–150
  • Jeep hire: US$175

Bargaining

Haggling is not a recognized part of doing business in TCI.

Money

ATMs are found in Providenciales and Grand Turk, but are less common elsewhere. Always carry some cash – the US dollar is the official currency. Turks and Caicos crowns and quarters are issued for small change.

Exchange Rates

AustraliaA$1$0.74
CanadaC$1$0.76
Europe€1$1.07
Japan¥100$0.88
New ZealandNZ$1$0.72
SwitzerlandSfr1$0.99
UKUK£1$1.26

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

Tipping

Tip 15% in restaurants and for taxi drivers. However, check your bill, as many restaurants add a service charge automatically.