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Foreign Exchange Guide to Antigua And Barbuda

Read this currency guide to Antigua And Barbuda with money transfer and travel tips.   [USD/XCD=2.7026]

Antigua And Barbuda
Country Code:
AG
Domestic Currency:
East Caribbean Dollar
Symbol - Code:
$ XCD
Telephone Prefix:
+1268

This is a foreign exchange guide to Antigua And Barbuda, the East Caribbean Dollar currency plus XCD transfers and travel tips.


In this Antigua And Barbuda currency guide we take a look at :

  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 USD to XCD 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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Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Antigua And Barbuda

 

Antigua and Barbuda is a nation known for its beaches, and a quick look at the map will tell you why that is true. Many of the beaches are in coves, protected from rough surf and perfect for snorkeling, diving, and other water sports. But Antigua (pronounced an-TEE-ga) offers more than beaches.

Corrugated coasts cradle hundreds of perfect little strands lapped by beguiling enamel-blue water, while the sheltered bays have provided refuge for everyone from Admiral Nelson to buccaneers and yachties. If you can tear yourself away from that towel, you'll discover that there’s a distinct English accent to this island. You'll find it in the bustling capital of St John's, in salty-glamorous English Harbour, and in the historic forts and other vestiges of the colonial past. Yet, Antigua is also quintessential Caribbean, full of candy-coloured villages, a rum-infused mellowness and bright-eyed locals that greet you with wide smiles.

What currency to use in 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.

How to get around in Antigua and Barbados.

There's a full public bus network, but it is very much geared to the needs of residents for getting to work, school, shopping etc, rather than to tourist destinations. That said, if you are staying on the west coast, you're on a main bus route both north into St Johns and south along the lovely chain of beaches. You can also use the bus system between St Johns and English Harbour, which works well for a lot of visitors.

Hiring a car is an option but be warned Antigua’s roads range from smooth to rough to deadly. You’ll be cruising along when suddenly a hubcap-popping pothole or a speed bump appears. Smaller roads are often narrow with poor visibility, particularly on curves. If you plan to get off the beaten track (especially in the remote eastern part of Antigua), it’s best to hire an SUV or 4WD. Driving at night is even more dangerous since roads are narrow, street lights or reflector posts are nonexistent and most people use their blinding brights. Also be aware of people, donkeys, dogs, goats and other animals by the side, or on, the road.

Taxis on Antigua have number plates beginning with 'TX.' On both Antigua and Barbuda, fares are government regulated with one tariff applying to up to four passengers. However, it's best to confirm the price before riding away. In Barbuda taxis wait at the airport or the ferry dock, but you may prefer to prearrange a transfer or an island tour through your hotel, the Barbuda tourist office or by contacting a driver directly.

Travel tips for Antigua and Barbuda.

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.

The best of Antigua’s beaches are the deserted stretches of sand in the south-west, beyond Jolly Bay. Day sails are always popular – take a trip to Rendezvous Bay in the south, the offshore islands of the north east or a sunset cruise along the west coast. Harmony Hall (open in the winter season) is lovely, lazy lunch with a view. If you tour St John’s, make sure to end up in the restored Redcliffe Quay for a drink.

 

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.

   

Antigua And Barbuda Trip Checklist    

 
  1. Compare XCD travel cash rates - probably why you are here!
  2. Search Hotel deals - Save on your accomodation in Antigua And Barbuda
  3. Lonely Planet - world's best travel guide (coupon and deals)

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).


Get a better deal for foreign transfers 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!

   

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Popular XCD cross rates


XCD/USD - East Caribbean Dollar to United States Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
02 Dec 20180.37001 Week
09 Nov 20180.37001 Month
12 Jun 20180.37006 Months
09 Dec 20170.37001 Year
09 Dec 20160.36912 Years
10 Dec 20130.37025 Years
11 Dec 20080.379710 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
02 Dec 20180.32621 Week
09 Nov 20180.32641 Month
12 Jun 20180.31506 Months
09 Dec 20170.31431 Year
09 Dec 20160.34952 Years
10 Dec 20130.26905 Years
11 Dec 20080.285710 Years

XCD/GBP - East Caribbean Dollar to British Pound Sterling - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
02 Dec 20180.29021 Week
09 Nov 20180.28531 Month
12 Jun 20180.27676 Months
09 Dec 20170.27631 Year
09 Dec 20160.29352 Years
10 Dec 20130.22515 Years
11 Dec 20080.254110 Years

XCD/JPY - East Caribbean Dollar to Japanese Yen - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
02 Dec 201842.09811 Week
09 Nov 201842.11951 Month
12 Jun 201840.86996 Months
09 Dec 201741.98551 Year
09 Dec 201642.45332 Years
10 Dec 201338.08505 Years
11 Dec 200834.798210 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
02 Dec 20180.50181 Week
09 Nov 20180.51181 Month
12 Jun 20180.48856 Months
09 Dec 20170.49281 Year
09 Dec 20160.49542 Years
10 Dec 20130.40485 Years
11 Dec 20080.566110 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
02 Dec 20180.49051 Week
09 Nov 20180.48891 Month
12 Jun 20180.48166 Months
09 Dec 20170.47551 Year
09 Dec 20160.48682 Years
10 Dec 20130.39295 Years
11 Dec 20080.468110 Years

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