Foreign Exchange Guide to Aruba
The domestic currency in Aruba is the Aruban florin with currency code AWG. Read this foreign exchange guide to Aruba and the Aruban florin with money transfer and travel tips plus Aruban florin exchange cross rates.
In this guide we review :
- Aruban florin info - general info about the Aruban florin
- Aruban florin in the markets - recent AWG moves and predictions from the FX markets
- Travelling in Aruba - currency & money saving tips
- Buying Aruban florin cash online - travel money for Aruba
- Sending money to Aruba - save on Aruban florin bank transfers to Aruba
- Aruban florin exchange rates - latest & historic exchange rates.
Aruban florin (AWG) general currency information
What is the Aruban florin currency code and symbol?
The three letter currency code for the Aruban florin is AWG and the symbol is ƒ.
Which countries use the Aruban florin?
It is the domestic currency in Aruba.
Aruban florin (AWG) in the markets
The interactive chart below shows the AWG 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.
Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Aruba
The official currency in Aruba is the Florin, however, US Dollars are widely used and accepted, even when prices are specified in Florin. Bear in mind that very little is produced in Aruba and the restaurants and shopping are marketed at an upscale audience, so things aren't cheap. On top of that, Aruba has a 3% sales charge, this is sometimes charged at point of sale and sometimes incorporated into the stated price so check before buying. The upside of a ritzy location is that the standard of living is fairly high amongst Arubans so the local buses are clean and will cost a lot less than a taxi for your trip from and to the airport.
Aruba Trip Checklist
- Compare AWG travel cash rates - probably why you are here!
- Search Hotel deals - Save on your accomodation in Aruba
- Lonely Planet - world's best travel guide (coupon and deals)
Travel money for Aruba
Save money and time by Ordering your Aruban florin online from Travelex, you get better rates and can pick up the AWG 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 Aruban florin otherwise you may get much worst exchange rates.
Travel Money for Aruba
Sending money to Aruba
When searching around for information on how to get a good exchange rate when sending money to Aruba you need to start with finding out the latest Aruban florin 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 Aruba
When sending money to Aruba 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 :
- Open an account with a BER reviewed FX provider (id docs may be required)
- You specify the local or Aruban florin amount you want to transfer
- Make a local currency domestic transfer for the requested amount to the provider's bank account in your country
- Once your funds are received by the provider the converted AWG amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Aruba.
Use our Send to AWG 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 Aruban florin deposited into the recipient bank account and less margins and fees kept by the banks!