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Cayman Islands - Cayman Islands Dollar - Currency Guide


Foreign exchange guide to the Cayman Islands and the Cayman Islands Dollar (KYD)


KYD News, Forecasts and Trends

The below interactive chart shows the USD to KYD exchange rate, trend and recent alerts for the last 90 days.

Recent USD to KYD 90-day trend
USD/KYD at 0.8336 was trading near AVG:0.833 with LO:0.8244 and HI:0.837 (90 days). ALERT: USD/KYD rose to 30-DAY HIGHS.

US Dollar to Cayman Islands Dollar - Historical Rates

USD/KYDPeriod to 28-MayDateRate
0% ▲1 Week21 May 20200.8333
0% ▲30 Days28 Apr 20200.8335
0.1% ▲90 Days28 Feb 20200.8330
0% ▼1 Year29 May 20190.8339
1.4% ▲5 Years30 May 20150.8223
USD/KYD 10 year rates & changes to 28-May-2020 (0.8336)

US Dollar to Cayman Islands Dollar - Quick Conversions

U$ 1 K$ 0.8336
U$ 5 K$ 4.1680
U$ 10 K$ 8.3360
U$ 20 K$ 16.67
U$ 50 K$ 41.68
U$ 100 K$ 83.36
U$ 250 K$ 208.40
U$ 500 K$ 416.80
U$ 1,000 K$ 833.60
U$ 2,000 K$ 1,667
U$ 5,000 K$ 4,168
U$ 10,000 K$ 8,336
U$ 50,000 K$ 41,680
U$ 100,000 K$ 83,360
More amounts
U$ 1.1996 K$ 1
U$ 5.9980 K$ 5
U$ 12.00 K$ 10
U$ 23.99 K$ 20
U$ 59.98 K$ 50
U$ 119.96 K$ 100
U$ 299.90 K$ 250
U$ 599.80 K$ 500
U$ 1,200 K$ 1,000
U$ 2,399 K$ 2,000
U$ 5,998 K$ 5,000
U$ 11,996 K$ 10,000
U$ 59,980 K$ 50,000
U$ 119,960 K$ 100,000
More amounts

Frequently Asked Questions


What currency should I use in the Cayman Islands?

The domestic currency in the Cayman Islands is the Cayman Islands Dollar.

What is the Cayman Islands Dollar currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the Cayman Islands Dollar is KYD — symbol is K$.

Which countries use the Cayman Islands Dollar?

It is the domestic currency in    Cayman Islands.

Is the Cayman Islands Dollar a closed currency?

No, the Cayman Islands Dollar is freely available and convertible. See guide: What is a closed currency?


Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for the Cayman Islands

Travel money for the Cayman Islands

Save money and time by Ordering your Cayman Islands Dollars online from Travelex, you get better rates and can pick up the KYD 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 Cayman Islands Dollars otherwise you may get much worst exchange rates.


Sending money to the Cayman Islands

When searching around for information on how to get a good exchange rate when sending money to the Cayman Islands you need to start with finding out the latest Cayman Islands Dollar foreign-transfer exchange rate.

Then compare your bank's exchange rates to several licensed FX providers exchange rate and fees to see how much you can save (we make that calculation easy here).

Get a better deal for foreign transfers to the Cayman Islands

When sending money to the Cayman Islands 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 4 simple steps :

  1. Open an account with a BER reviewed FX provider (id docs may be required)
  2. You specify the local or Cayman Islands 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 KYD amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in the Cayman Islands.

Use our Send to Cayman Islands Dollars calculator to compare the exchange 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 Cayman Islands Dollars deposited into the recipient bank account and less margins and fees kept by the banks!

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