Cape Verde Currency
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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$ 0.05||A$ 0.11||A$ 1.10||A$ 10.99|
|Canada||C$ 0.01||C$ 0.06||C$ 0.12||C$ 1.16||C$ 11.56|
|Ireland||€ 0.01||€ 0.04||€ 0.09||€ 0.89||€ 8.94|
|New Zealand||NZ$ 0.01||NZ$ 0.07||NZ$ 0.14||NZ$ 1.43||NZ$ 14.27|
|South Africa||R 0.10||R 0.48||R 0.96||R 9.57||R 95.71|
|United Kingdom||£ 0.01||£ 0.04||£ 0.07||£ 0.74||£ 7.39|
|United States of America||US$ 0.01||US$ 0.06||US$ 0.11||US$ 1.13||US$ 11.32|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
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