The official currency is the Bahamian Dollar (BSD), which is divided into 100 cents. The Bahamian Dollar is equal in value to the US Dollar and both currencies are accepted throughout the islands. Currency can be exchanged at banks, bureaux de change and many hotels. There are ATMs in the main tourist centres and credit and debit cards are widely accepted in all the big resorts. Travellers cheques can be changed at all banks, although those in US Dollars receive the best rates. Banks tend to be open from 9:30am to 3pm (Monday to Thursday) and 9:30am to 5pm (Fridays).
Currency Exchange Rates
|Bahamas||BSD 1||BSD 5||BSD 10||BSD 100||BSD 1,000|
|Australia||A$ 1.24||A$ 6.18||A$ 12.37||A$ 123.68||A$ 1,236.80|
|Canada||C$ 1.20||C$ 5.98||C$ 11.96||C$ 119.58||C$ 1,195.80|
|Ireland||€ 0.87||€ 4.35||€ 8.69||€ 86.94||€ 869.37|
|New Zealand||NZ$ 1.34||NZ$ 6.68||NZ$ 13.36||NZ$ 133.56||NZ$ 1,335.64|
|South Africa||R 11.73||R 58.65||R 117.30||R 1,172.99||R 11,729.92|
|United Kingdom||£ 0.63||£ 3.16||£ 6.31||£ 63.12||£ 631.18|
|United States of America||US$ 0.99||US$ 4.95||US$ 9.90||US$ 99.04||US$ 990.39|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
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