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Foreign Exchange Guide to Antigua And Barbuda

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East Caribbean dollar
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The domestic currency in Antigua And Barbuda is the East Caribbean dollar with currency code XCD. Read this foreign exchange guide to Antigua And Barbuda and the East Caribbean dollar with money transfer and travel tips plus East Caribbean dollar exchange cross rates.

In this guide we review :

  1. East Caribbean dollar info - general info about the East Caribbean dollar
  2. East Caribbean dollar in the markets - recent XCD moves and predictions from the FX markets
  3. Travelling in Antigua And Barbuda - currency & money saving tips
  4. Buying East Caribbean dollar cash online - travel money for Antigua And Barbuda
  5. Sending money to Antigua And Barbuda - save on East Caribbean dollar bank transfers to Antigua And Barbuda
  6. East Caribbean dollar exchange rates - latest & historic exchange rates.

East Caribbean dollar (XCD) general currency information

What is the East Caribbean dollar currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the East Caribbean dollar is XCD and the symbol is $.

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.

East Caribbean dollar (XCD) in the markets

The interactive chart below shows the XCD 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.

XCD-USD 3 Month chart
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XCD currency converter

Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Antigua And Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda's official currency, like many of the former British islands in area, is the Eastern Caribbean Dollar, EC$ which is pegged to the US dollar at around EC$2.7=1US.

US dollars are accepted regularly (and legally) and generally prefered if not required. Credit cards are not always accepted, particularly in smaller establishments. Barbuda is the smaller sister-island to Antigua and far less developed.

ATMs are scarce, though all major resorts have ATMs and all major credit cards are accepted in most establishments. Travelers’ checks are also widely accepted, but should be priced in American dollars.

Most Antigua and Barbuda residents speak both English and Antiguan Creole, which is heavily influenced by a number of West African languages.

Visitors to Antigua and Barbuda require a valid passport, a return or onward ticket, confirmation of accommodation throughout the stay and sufficient funds for the duration of the stay.

Departure tax is now included in all tickets and therefore there are no additional fees when leaving Antigua.

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Travel money for Antigua And Barbuda

Save money and time by Ordering your East Caribbean dollar 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 dollar otherwise you may get much worst exchange rates.


Travel Money for Antigua And Barbuda

Compare $XCD Cash rates


Sending money to Antigua And Barbuda

When searching around for information on how to get a good exchange rate when sending money to Antigua And Barbuda 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).

Getting a better deal when sending money to Antigua And Barbuda

When sending money to Antigua And Barbuda 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 Antigua And Barbuda.

Use our Send to XCD 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 dollar deposited into the recipient bank account and less margins and fees kept by the banks!


Bank Transfers to Antigua And Barbuda

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East Caribbean dollar - exchange rates - live and historic

Major XCD cross rates
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XCD/USD - East Caribbean dollar to U.S. dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.37001 Week
18 May 20180.37001 Month
19 Dec 20170.37006 Months
17 Jun 20170.37001 Year
17 Jun 20160.37002 Years
18 Jun 20130.37015 Years
19 Jun 20080.373510 Years

XCD/EUR - East Caribbean dollar to Euro - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.31401 Week
18 May 20180.31391 Month
19 Dec 20170.31266 Months
17 Jun 20170.33051 Year
17 Jun 20160.32812 Years
18 Jun 20130.27645 Years
19 Jun 20080.241110 Years

XCD/GBP - East Caribbean dollar to British pound sterling - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.27591 Week
18 May 20180.27471 Month
19 Dec 20170.27646 Months
17 Jun 20170.28961 Year
17 Jun 20160.25772 Years
18 Jun 20130.23665 Years
19 Jun 20080.189510 Years

XCD/JPY - East Caribbean dollar to Japanese yen - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 201840.50061 Week
18 May 201840.99961 Month
19 Dec 201741.81476 Months
17 Jun 201741.02611 Year
17 Jun 201638.56972 Years
18 Jun 201335.25585 Years
19 Jun 200840.300510 Years

XCD/AUD - East Caribbean dollar to Australian dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.48681 Week
18 May 20180.49261 Month
19 Dec 20170.48366 Months
17 Jun 20170.48551 Year
17 Jun 20160.50022 Years
18 Jun 20130.39055 Years
19 Jun 20080.393410 Years

XCD/CAD - East Caribbean dollar to Canadian dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.47991 Week
18 May 20180.47711 Month
19 Dec 20170.47666 Months
17 Jun 20170.48891 Year
17 Jun 20160.47752 Years
18 Jun 20130.37765 Years
19 Jun 20080.378910 Years