Money in Dominica
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In Dominica the currency is the East Caribbean Dollar (XCD is the currency code).
U.S. Dollars ($, USD) - British Pounds (£, GBP) and Euro (€, EU) are also widely accepted.
Whenever making a purchase find out whether the prices being quoted are in U.S. Dollars or East Caribbean Dollars. The notes available are EC$5, 10, 20, 50 and 100.
The coins available are EC$1, 1 cent, 2 cents, 5 cents, 10 cents, 25 cents and 50 cents.
Bring cash, as ATM's are not plentiful. They are only found at banks in larger cities like Portsmouth and Roseau or at the airport The best currency conversion rate is gotten by using a credit card wherever you can, and cash everywhere else. The exchange rate is set and does not fluctuate with market dynamics (like the Euro, for example). At a bank, you will get a rate of approximately 2.678 ECD to 1 USD. In all stores you will get between 2.5 and 2.65 with an average of about 2.6.
You can only exchange pounds and euro's in the larger city's of Dominica.
Banks are numerous on the island of dominica, which will happily exchange money, these include: National Commercial Bank of Dominica First Caribbean International Bank PLC Royal Bank of Canada Scotia Bank
As always it is a good idea to check a few places first to get the best exchange rate.
Banking hours are Monday to Thursday 0800-1500 and Friday 0800-1700.
Credit cards are widely accepted. If you have a credit or debit card other than American Express, Mastercard or Visa, it is a good idea to ensure that you will be able to use it, before you visit Dominica.