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 1 CVE 5 CVE 10 CVE 100 CVE 1,000
Australia A$ 0.01 A$ 0.07 A$ 0.14 A$ 1.44 A$ 14.40
Canada C$ 0.01 C$ 0.07 C$ 0.14 C$ 1.36 C$ 13.55
Ireland € 0.01 € 0.05 € 0.09 € 0.90 € 9.02
New Zealand NZ$ 0.02 NZ$ 0.08 NZ$ 0.16 NZ$ 1.61 NZ$ 16.08
South Africa R 0.14 R 0.68 R 1.36 R 13.61 R 136.06
United Kingdom £ 0.01 £ 0.03 £ 0.07 £ 0.66 £ 6.58
United States of America US$ 0.01 US$ 0.05 US$ 0.10 US$ 1.02 US$ 10.21

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

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