The Jamaican Dollar (JMD) is divided into 100 cents. The island is well supplied with ATMs, banks and bureaux de change. Banking hours are usually Monday to Thursday from 9am to 2pm, and Friday from 9am to 4pm. Cambio exchange offices are found throughout the country, open later than banks and often offering better exchange rates. Retain receipts as proof of legal currency exchange. Exchange bureaux at the airports and hotels also offer better rates than banks. Major credit cards and travellers cheques are widely accepted. Both cash and travellers cheques are best taken in US Dollars.
Currency Exchange Rates
|Jamaica||JMD 1||JMD 5||JMD 10||JMD 100||JMD 1,000|
|Australia||A$ 0.01||A$ 0.06||A$ 0.11||A$ 1.10||A$ 11.04|
|Canada||C$ 0.01||C$ 0.06||C$ 0.12||C$ 1.16||C$ 11.61|
|Ireland||€ 0.01||€ 0.04||€ 0.09||€ 0.90||€ 8.98|
|New Zealand||NZ$ 0.01||NZ$ 0.07||NZ$ 0.14||NZ$ 1.43||NZ$ 14.33|
|South Africa||R 0.10||R 0.48||R 0.96||R 9.61||R 96.12|
|United Kingdom||£ 0.01||£ 0.04||£ 0.07||£ 0.74||£ 7.42|
|United States of America||US$ 0.01||US$ 0.06||US$ 0.11||US$ 1.14||US$ 11.37|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.