Anguilla - East Caribbean Dollar - Currency Guide

This is a currency guide to Anguilla, the East Caribbean Dollar currency plus sending (XCD) transfers and travel tips for Anguilla.

 
 
CountryAnguilla
FlagAnguilla
Country CodeAI
Domestic Currency East Caribbean Dollar
Currency SymbolX$
Currency CodeXCD
Exchange RateUSD/XCD = 2.7026
Telephone Prefix+1264

Quick Conversions from US Dollar to East Caribbean Dollar

USD

XCD

U$ 1
X$ 2.7026
U$ 5
X$ 13.51
U$ 10
X$ 27.03
U$ 20
X$ 54.05
U$ 50
X$ 135.13
U$ 100
X$ 270.26
U$ 250
X$ 675.65
U$ 500
X$ 1,351
U$ 1,000
X$ 2,703
U$ 2,000
X$ 5,405
U$ 5,000
X$ 13,513
U$ 10,000
X$ 27,026
U$ 50,000
X$ 135,130
U$ 100,000
X$ 270,260
More amounts

USD

XCD

U$ 0.3700
X$ 1
U$ 1.8500
X$ 5
U$ 3.7000
X$ 10
U$ 7.4000
X$ 20
U$ 18.50
X$ 50
U$ 37.00
X$ 100
U$ 92.50
X$ 250
U$ 185.00
X$ 500
U$ 370.00
X$ 1,000
U$ 740.00
X$ 2,000
U$ 1,850
X$ 5,000
U$ 3,700
X$ 10,000
U$ 18,500
X$ 50,000
U$ 37,000
X$ 100,000
More amounts

To calculate specific USD/XCD amounts use our Convert USD to XCD quick calculator.

Anguilla Currency Info


Frequently Asked Questions


What currency should I use in Anguilla?

The domestic currency in Anguilla is the East Caribbean Dollar.

What is the East Caribbean Dollar currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the East Caribbean Dollar is XCD — symbol is X$.

How much is U$100 US Dollars in East Caribbean Dollars?

U$ 100 converts to X$ 270.26

Which countries use the East Caribbean Dollar?

It is the domestic currency in Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent and The Grenadines.

Is the East Caribbean Dollar a closed currency?

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


East Caribbean Dollar (XCD) in the markets

The interactive chart below shows the USD to XCD exchange rate and trend for the previous 3 months:

USD to XCD was steady at the 90-day average 2.7026. There are no current rate alerts.
21-Feb 5PM-NY 10PM-LON | 22-Feb 9AM-SYD

Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Anguilla

The island's rich and varied history dates back to settlement by the Amerindians and Arawaks, with extraordinary rock art still being discovered in sites such as Fountain Cavern National Park. And unlike many nearby islands, the flat terrain makes it easy to get around by car, bicycle or quad bike. There's a catch, of course. Anguilla is no shoestring destination and authenticity comes at a premium here. Luxury hotels and private villas cater to jet-setters craving a vacation off the radar. Visit outside high season for a more affordable taste of paradise.

Its crystal-clear waters and vibrant reefs offer spectacular snorkeling, glass-bottomed kayaking, and sailing to tiny islets and atolls scattered offshore.

Anguilla is known for its pearly white sand.

What currency is used in Anquilla?

Anguilla's official currency like many of the of the former British islands in the area, is the Eastern Caribbean Dollar, EC$ which is pegged to the US dollar at around EC$2.7=1US dollar. US dollars are accepted regularly (and legally) and generally prefered if not required. Credit cards are not always accepted, particularly in smaller establishments.

How to get around in Anquilla?

Car-rental companies issue the compulsory local driving permit for US$20 cash. Compact cars start from US$45 per day (usually US$5 cheaper in summer). Most companies don't have physical offices open to the public; book in advance to arrange pickup and drop-off. Driving is on the left-hand side of the road, but steering wheels can confusingly be on either the left or the right side of the car. The speed limit is 30mph unless signposted otherwise.

The best way to get around Anguilla is in a taxi, as the island is too spread out to explore on foot. You'll find the drivers make excellent tour guides, and driving yourself around town could be problematic, given the unpaved roads and virtually nonexistent street signs.Anguilla is divided into 10 taxi zones with fares depending on how many zones you travel through (ie one zone US$10, 10 zones US$36). Surcharges apply for rides after 6pm or for more than two people. Two-hour island tours for two people cost US$55. Drivers only accept US dollars.

Travel tips for Anquilla.

The best time to visit Anguilla is between May and August, when you stand the best chance of getting a good package deal and also avoiding the worst of the hurricane season (which generally runs from June 1 to November 30). Hotel prices are low from September to October, but selection is sparse – many properties close down during these months. The most expensive time to visit is from the early winter until spring when the weather is ideal.

All the beaches in Anguilla are public. Even if there is a hotel right on the beach there will be a public access path to the beach. At Cap Juluca there will be a public beach access parking lot and signs down to the beach. If you’re ever at a hotel just ask them where the public access path is.

Most people avoid getting lost when traveling but don’t be afraid to get lost in Anguilla. Turn down random roads and see where it brings you. The island is so small you won’t ever be too far from the main roads.

 

Travel money for Anguilla

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

 

Anguilla Trip Checklist    

 
  1. Compare XCD travel cash rates - probably why you are here!
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  3. Lonely Planet - world's best travel guide (coupon and deals)

Sending money to Anguilla

When searching around for information on how to get a good exchange rate when sending money to Anguilla you need to start with finding out the latest East Caribbean 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 Anguilla

When sending money to Anguilla 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 East Caribbean 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 XCD amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Anguilla.

Use our Send to East Caribbean 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 East Caribbean Dollars deposited into the recipient bank account and less margins and fees kept by the banks!

 

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East Caribbean Dollar to US Dollar - Historical Rates

PeriodXCD/USDDate
1 Day0.370017 Feb 2020
7 Day0.370011 Feb 2020
30 Day0.370019 Jan 2020
3 Month0.370020 Nov 2019
1 Year0.370018 Feb 2019
5 Year0.370219 Feb 2015
10 Year0.382420 Feb 2010

East Caribbean Dollar to Euro - Historical Rates

PeriodXCD/EURDate
1 Day0.341417 Feb 2020
7 Day0.338911 Feb 2020
30 Day0.333519 Jan 2020
3 Month0.334020 Nov 2019
1 Year0.327118 Feb 2019
5 Year0.325719 Feb 2015
10 Year0.281920 Feb 2010

East Caribbean Dollar to Pound Sterling - 10 Year History

PeriodXCD/GBPDate
1 Day0.284517 Feb 2020
7 Day0.285511 Feb 2020
30 Day0.284519 Jan 2020
3 Month0.286320 Nov 2019
1 Year0.286318 Feb 2019
5 Year0.240119 Feb 2015
10 Year0.247820 Feb 2010

East Caribbean Dollar to Australian Dollar - Historical Rates

PeriodXCD/AUDDate
1 Day0.551517 Feb 2020
7 Day0.550811 Feb 2020
30 Day0.537719 Jan 2020
3 Month0.544320 Nov 2019
1 Year0.518818 Feb 2019
5 Year0.475019 Feb 2015
10 Year0.427320 Feb 2010

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