St Lucia Currency


The unit of currency in Saint Lucia is the East Caribbean Dollar (XCD), which is tied to the US Dollar. The EC$ is divided into 100 cents. US dollars are also accepted at most tourist establishments and ensure a better exchange rate. ATMs are available in Castries, Rodney Bay, Soufriere and Vieux Fort. Banks are open Monday to Friday from 8am to 2pm, some are open till 5pm. Major credit cards are accepted at all large hotels, shops and restaurants. Most hotels will exchange foreign currency, and there are change bureaux in Castries.

Currency Exchange Rates

St Lucia XCD 1 XCD 5 XCD 10 XCD 100 XCD 1,000
Australia A$ 0.50 A$ 2.48 A$ 4.96 A$ 49.59 A$ 495.86
Canada C$ 0.47 C$ 2.34 C$ 4.69 C$ 46.86 C$ 468.62
Ireland € 0.33 € 1.67 € 3.34 € 33.38 € 333.80
New Zealand NZ$ 0.55 NZ$ 2.75 NZ$ 5.51 NZ$ 55.08 NZ$ 550.85
South Africa R 4.60 R 23.02 R 46.04 R 460.43 R 4,604.29
United Kingdom £ 0.24 £ 1.19 £ 2.39 £ 23.90 £ 238.99
United States of America US$ 0.37 US$ 1.84 US$ 3.68 US$ 36.81 US$ 368.07

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

Become our St Lucia Travel Expert

We are looking for contributors for our St Lucia travel guide. If you are a local, a regular traveller to St Lucia or a travel professional with time to contribute and answer occasional forum questions, please contact us.