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Foreign Exchange Guide to Barbados

Latest market mid-rate: 1.0 =

Country Code:
BB
Domestic Currency:
Barbadian dollar
Symbol - Code:
$ BBD
Telephone Prefix:
+1246

In this guide we review :

  1. Barbadian dollar info - general info about the Barbadian dollar
  2. Barbadian dollar in the markets - recent BBD moves and predictions from the FX markets
  3. Travelling in Barbados - currency & money saving tips
  4. Buying Barbadian dollar cash online - travel money for Barbados
  5. Sending money to Barbados - save on Barbadian dollar bank transfers to Barbados
  6. Barbadian dollar exchange rates - latest info & charts.

Barbadian dollar (BBD) general currency information

The three letter currency code for the Barbadian dollar is BBD and the symbol is $. It is the domestic currency in Barbados.


Barbadian dollar (BBD) in the markets

The chart below shows the BBD to USD exchange rate for the previous 3 months with rate alerts for days when the exchange rate moved up or down significantly or for 30 day highs and lows.

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BBD calculator

Currency and money saving tips for Barbados

Barbados' local currency is know as the Barbadian or Bajan Dollar (BBD). The BBD is pegged to US dollar at 1US = 1.98BBD. ATMs are widespread and credit cards are widely accepted.



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Travel money for Barbados

Save money and time by Ordering your Barbadian dollar online from Travelex, you get better rates and can pick up the BBD cash locally or even on travel day at the airport.

Another popular option is to use a Pre-paid Travel Card. Your Debit/Credit Card provider will charge you 2% from market mid-rate, but your bank may also charge an extra 3% as an “Overseas Transaction Charge” plus “Overseas ATM” fees for withdrawing cash.

For card purchases if offered a choice of currencies always select to Pay in Barbadian dollar otherwise you may get much worst exchange rates.

Travel Money for Barbados

Compare $BBD Cash rates


Sending money to Barbados

When sending money to Barbados it’s important to compare your bank’s rates & fees with those we have negotiated with our partner money transfer providers. To get a better deal you should follow these 3 simple steps :

  1. Open an account with a BER reviewed FX provider (id docs may be required)
  2. You specify the local or Barbadian dollar amount you want to transfer
  3. Make a local currency domestic transfer for the requested amount to the provider's bank account in your country
  4. Once your funds are received by the provider the converted BBD amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Barbados.

Bank Transfers to Barbados

Compare $BBD Transfer Rates

By comparing the rates of FX specialist providers rates versus your bank's standard rates you can hopefully save around 5% and maybe more - end result is more Barbadian dollar deposited into the recipient bank account in Barbados and less margins and fees kept by the banks!


Barbadian dollar - exchange rates

Major BBD cross rates
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