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Jamaica Currency

Money

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 100 JMD 1,000 JMD 10,000 JMD 100,000 JMD 1,000,000
Australia AUD 1.02 AUD 10.15 AUD 101.54 AUD 1,015.38 AUD 10,153.84
Canada CAD 1.00 CAD 10.00 CAD 99.99 CAD 999.88 CAD 9,998.76
Ireland EUR 0.69 EUR 6.94 EUR 69.35 EUR 693.52 EUR 6,935.16
New Zealand NZD 1.06 NZD 10.55 NZD 105.51 NZD 1,055.08 NZD 10,550.84
South Africa ZAR 11.04 ZAR 110.39 ZAR 1,103.88 ZAR 11,038.80 ZAR 110,388.01
United Kingdom GBP 0.58 GBP 5.81 GBP 58.06 GBP 580.62 GBP 5,806.18
United States of America USD 0.78 USD 7.75 USD 77.54 USD 775.40 USD 7,753.98

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

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