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    Currency in Haiti HTG - Things to know

    Foreign exchange guide to Haiti and the Haitian gourde

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    What currency is used in Haiti?

    The official currency of Haiti (country code: HT) is the Haitian gourde, with symbol G and currency code HTG.

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    An example Haitian gourde banknote

     

    Travel money for Haiti

    Save money and time by Ordering your Haitian gourde online from Travelex, you get better rates and can pick up the HTG 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 Haitian gourde otherwise you may get much worst exchange rates.

     
     

    Travel Ideas and Money Tips for Haiti

    There are many things to do and see in Haiti. Some of the most popular tourist attractions include the Citadelle Laferrière, the Palace of Sans-Souci, the National Palace, and the Cathedral of Port-au-Prince. Others include the Musée du Panthéon National Haïtien, the Grand Rue, and the Place Boyer.

    Top Travel tips for Haiti

    1. When traveling to Haiti, it is important to be aware of the potential for political unrest and civil unrest.

    2. Travelers should avoid wearing expensive jewelry or clothes that could make them a target for thieves.

    3. It is also important to be aware of the potential for natural disasters, such as hurricanes and earthquakes.

    4. Travelers should have a backup plan in case their primary mode of transportation is unavailable.

    5. Travel insurance is strongly recommended for travelers to Haiti.

    What's the best way to pay in Haiti?

    The best way to pay in Haiti is to pay in cash.

     
       

    USD/HTG Market Data

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    What currency should I use in Haiti?

    The domestic currency in Haiti is the Haitian gourde.

    What is the Haitian gourde currency code and symbol?

    The three letter currency code for the Haitian gourde is HTG — symbol is G.

    Which countries use the Haitian gourde?

    It is the domestic currency in    Haiti.

    Is the Haitian gourde a closed currency?

    No, the Haitian gourde is freely available and convertible. See guide: What is a closed currency?

    What are equivalent amounts of USD and HTG?

    Here are some popular conversion amounts for USD to HTG (US dollar to Haitian gourde)*.

    USD HTG
    $ 1 G 132.97
    $ 5 G 664.85
    $ 10 G 1,330
    $ 20 G 2,659
    $ 50 G 6,649
    $ 100 G 13,297
    $ 250 G 33,243
    $ 500 G 66,485
    $ 1,000 G 132,970
    $ 2,000 G 265,940
    $ 5,000 G 664,850
    $ 10,000 G 1,329,700
    $ 20,000 G 2,659,400
    $ 50,000 G 6,648,500
    $ 100,000 G 13,297,000
    USD HTG
    $ 0.0075 G 1
    $ 0.0376 G 5
    $ 0.0752 G 10
    $ 0.1504 G 20
    $ 0.3760 G 50
    $ 0.7520 G 100
    $ 1.8800 G 250
    $ 3.7600 G 500
    $ 7.5200 G 1,000
    $ 15.04 G 2,000
    $ 37.60 G 5,000
    $ 75.20 G 10,000
    $ 150.40 G 20,000
    $ 376.00 G 50,000
    $ 752.00 G 100,000

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    *Converted at the current USDHTG interbank exchange rate. Calculate actual payout amounts for Send Money and Travel Money exchange rates.

    Send Money to Haiti - Best Rates

    To get a good (and fair) exchange rate when sending money to Haiti you need to find and compare exchange rates for International Money Transfers (IMTs).

    The available FX rates for sending money abroad can be very different to the mid-market (wholesale) rate which you see reported online and in the News.

    You should especially compare your own bank's exchange rates to those available from Money Transfer specialists to see how much you can save - we make that calculation easy in the below table.


    Get a better deal for foreign transfers to Haiti

    When sending money to Haiti 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 Haitian gourde 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 HTG amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Haiti.

    Use the above 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 Haitian gourde deposited into the recipient bank account and less margins and fees kept by the banks!

     

    Expat Money & Business Guide to Haiti

    Managing your money effectively while living and working abroad can be challenging, but there are several steps you can take to ensure that your finances are in order.

    By following these tips and managing your money effectively, you can reduce financial stress and enjoy your experience living or doing business in Haiti.

    How is the cost of living in Haiti?

    The cost of living in Haiti is relatively low. Basic necessities such as food and shelter are relatively affordable, and transportation costs are also relatively low. However, healthcare and education costs can be quite high, and many people in Haiti live in poverty.

    What is doing business like in Haiti?

    It is difficult to do business in Haiti because of the political instability and the poor infrastructure.

    How is the economy in Haiti?

    The economy in Haiti is very poor. The country has a very low GDP per capita, and most people live in poverty. Haiti also has a high unemployment rate, and a lot of its infrastructure was destroyed in the 2010 earthquake.

    Managing your finances in Haiti

    Here we list some key points for expats and businesses to consider when managing financial dealings in Haiti:

    1. Understand Haitian gourde currency exchange rates: Exchange rates can have a big impact on your finances, so it is important to keep an eye on the HTG exchange rate and consider using a currency exchange service or a credit card that does not charge foreign transaction fees to get the best exchange rate.

    2. Use a local Haitian gourde bank account: A local HTG bank account can make it easier for you to manage your finances and pay bills while you are in Haiti. It may also be more convenient to use a local HTG bank account to make purchases and withdraw cash.

    3. Research local laws and regulations: It is important to understand the local laws and regulations that apply to financial transactions in Haiti. This can help you avoid legal issues and ensure that you are complying with local requirements.

    4. Consider the tax implications: It is important to understand the tax implications of living or doing business in Haiti. This can help you plan your finances and ensure that you are paying the correct amount of tax.

    5. Seek financial advice: If you are unsure of how to manage your finances in Haiti, it is a good idea to seek the advice of a financial professional who is familiar with the local financial system. This can help you make informed decisions and avoid financial pitfalls.

     

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