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||AUD 1.43||AUD 7.13||AUD 14.26||AUD 142.57||AUD 1,425.67|
|Canada||CAD 1.41||CAD 7.05||CAD 14.09||CAD 140.95||CAD 1,409.45|
|Ireland||EUR 0.92||EUR 4.58||EUR 9.16||EUR 91.63||EUR 916.32|
|New Zealand||NZD 1.52||NZD 7.60||NZD 15.21||NZD 152.08||NZD 1,520.80|
|South Africa||ZAR 16.69||ZAR 83.45||ZAR 166.90||ZAR 1,668.99||ZAR 16,689.85|
|United Kingdom||GBP 0.69||GBP 3.44||GBP 6.87||GBP 68.71||GBP 687.06|
|United States of America||USD 1.00||USD 4.98||USD 9.95||USD 99.50||USD 995.02|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
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