The unit of currency in Vanuatu is the Vatu (VUV), although Australian Dollars are widely accepted in Port Vila. The Vatu has no subdivisions. Exchange facilities are readily available at banks and kiosks in Port Vila. Banking services are sophisticated and major credit and debit cards, as well as travellers cheques, are widely accepted in Port Vila and Luganville, but cash is required in the countryside away from tourist resorts. MasterCard and Visa are the most widely accepted. There are ATMs accepting most international cards in Port Vila. Banking hours are generally weekdays between 8am and 4pm.
Currency Exchange Rates
|Vanuatu||VUV 100||VUV 1,000||VUV 10,000||VUV 100,000||VUV 1,000,000|
|Australia||A$ 1.20||A$ 12.05||A$ 120.48||A$ 1,204.82||A$ 12,048.24|
|Canada||C$ 1.16||C$ 11.65||C$ 116.49||C$ 1,164.88||C$ 11,648.82|
|Ireland||€ 0.85||€ 8.47||€ 84.69||€ 846.89||€ 8,468.89|
|New Zealand||NZ$ 1.30||NZ$ 13.01||NZ$ 130.11||NZ$ 1,301.11||NZ$ 13,011.10|
|South Africa||R 11.43||R 114.27||R 1,142.66||R 11,426.63||R 114,266.28|
|United Kingdom||£ 0.61||£ 6.15||£ 61.49||£ 614.86||£ 6,148.58|
|United States of America||US$ 0.96||US$ 9.65||US$ 96.48||US$ 964.79||US$ 9,647.85|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
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