Cape Verde Currency


The unit of currency is the Cape Verdean Escudo (CVE), broken down into 100 centavos. As this is a local currency it cannot be obtained before arrival and cannot be reconverted outside of Cape Verde. There is a bureau de change at the airport, and local banks will change travellers cheques and foreign currency, although there is a high commission on travellers' cheques. ATMs can be found at the airport and in Sal, Praia and Sâo Vincent. Major credit cards, particularly MasterCard and Visa are currently accepted in a few main resort hotels and restaurants. Banks will give cash on credit cards but commissions are high.

Currency Exchange Rates

Cape Verde CVE 100 CVE 1,000 CVE 10,000 CVE 100,000 CVE 1,000,000
Australia AUD 1.30 AUD 13.03 AUD 130.30 AUD 1,303.01 AUD 13,030.09
Canada CAD 1.27 CAD 12.68 CAD 126.79 CAD 1,267.91 CAD 12,679.10
Ireland EUR 0.91 EUR 9.06 EUR 90.60 EUR 905.98 EUR 9,059.78
New Zealand NZD 1.37 NZD 13.69 NZD 136.92 NZD 1,369.18 NZD 13,691.81
South Africa ZAR 13.12 ZAR 131.18 ZAR 1,311.79 ZAR 13,117.94 ZAR 131,179.39
United Kingdom GBP 0.79 GBP 7.89 GBP 78.90 GBP 788.98 GBP 7,889.79
United States of America USD 0.96 USD 9.59 USD 95.90 USD 959.01 USD 9,590.12

Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.

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