Aruba - Aruban Florin - Currency Guide

This is a currency guide to Aruba, the Aruban Florin currency plus sending (AWG) transfers and travel tips for Aruba.

 
 
CountryAruba
FlagAruba
Country CodeAW
Domestic Currency Aruban Florin
Currency Symbolƒ
Currency CodeAWG
Exchange RateUSD/AWG = 1.8
Telephone Prefix+297

Quick Conversions from US Dollar to Aruban Florin

USD

AWG

U$ 1
ƒ 1.8000
U$ 5
ƒ 9.0000
U$ 10
ƒ 18.00
U$ 20
ƒ 36.00
U$ 50
ƒ 90.00
U$ 100
ƒ 180.00
U$ 250
ƒ 450.00
U$ 500
ƒ 900.00
U$ 1,000
ƒ 1,800
U$ 2,000
ƒ 3,600
U$ 5,000
ƒ 9,000
U$ 10,000
ƒ 18,000
U$ 50,000
ƒ 90,000
U$ 100,000
ƒ 180,000
More amounts

USD

AWG

U$ 0.5556
ƒ 1
U$ 2.7780
ƒ 5
U$ 5.5560
ƒ 10
U$ 11.11
ƒ 20
U$ 27.78
ƒ 50
U$ 55.56
ƒ 100
U$ 138.90
ƒ 250
U$ 277.80
ƒ 500
U$ 555.60
ƒ 1,000
U$ 1,111
ƒ 2,000
U$ 2,778
ƒ 5,000
U$ 5,556
ƒ 10,000
U$ 27,780
ƒ 50,000
U$ 55,560
ƒ 100,000
More amounts

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

Aruba Currency Info


Frequently Asked Questions


What currency should I use in Aruba?

The domestic currency in Aruba is the Aruban Florin.

What is the Aruban Florin currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the Aruban Florin is AWG — symbol is ƒ.

How much is U$100 US Dollars in Aruban Florin?

U$ 100 converts to ƒ 180.00

Which countries use the Aruban Florin?

It is the domestic currency in Aruba.

Is the Aruban Florin a closed currency?

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


Aruban Florin (AWG) in the markets

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

ALERT:90-DAY LOWS 🔔 |
USD/AWG at 1.8 was trading near AVG:1.8 with LO:1.8 and HI:1.8015 (90 days). ALERT: USD/AWG dropped to 90-DAY LOWS.
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Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Aruba

North Americans fleeing winter make Aruba the most touristed island in the southern Caribbean. The draws are obvious: miles of glorious white-sand beaches, plenty of all-inclusive resorts, and a cute, compact capital, Oranjestad, which is well suited for the two-hour strolls favored by cruise-ship passengers. It’s all about sun, fun and spending money.

Aruba is the most visited southern Caribbean Island.

What currency to use in 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.

You can withdraw both florins and US dollars from several ATMs (not all) if you want to keep using US dollars. Otherwise you need to go to the bank or casino to exchange your money.

How to get around in Aruba?

It's useful to rent a vehicle if you want complete independence in your explorations of Aruba. Main roads are generally in good condition. Roads in the national park and other remote spots can be quite rough, though most destinations do not require a 4WD. Gas stations are easy to find; road signs are more difficult.

The place you want to see the famous flamingos is the Renaissance Island.

Although there are no bike lanes on Aruba, many people enjoy riding along the mostly flat roads. You can easily rent bikes at many resorts. Aruba Active Vacations rents mountain bikes. North of Palm Beach, Lloyd G Smith Blvd runs along the coast all the way up to Arashi Beach (it's about 2 miles). This is a popular route for cyclists, as traffic is light and the setting is lovely.

Arubus operates several routes running from the main bus depot in Oranjestad south to the airport and on to San Nicolas, with additional routes to the Fisherman Huts, Malmok Beach and Arashi Beach (all via the resort areas). Buses run every 10 to 15 minutes.

Taxis are safe and reliable, and easy to flag down at hotels and resorts. Fares are set for fixed distances; for example, from the airport to the high-rise resort area costs US$25.

There are no trains on Aruba, with the exception of the electric tram that circles downtown Oranjestad.

Travel tips for Aruba.

Even though the main language in Aruba is Papiamento, most people can speak and understand Dutch and English too. Many people also speak and understand Spanish.

Venture away from the resorts and you're in for a real treat. At the island’s extreme ends are rugged, windswept vistas and uncrowded beaches – perfect for hiking and horseback riding. Crystal-clear waters are bursting with sea life and shipwrecks (and an airplane wreck or two), providing incredible opportunities for snorkeling and diving. And nonstop breezes create near-perfect conditions for windsurfing and kiteboarding.

the weather in Aruba can be pretty hot, so take clothes with you that are not too warm. Keep in mind that there is always a steady breeze in Aruba, making the warm weather bearable. Of course, don’t forget your swimwear. At night, the temperature more or less stays the same.

Traveling to Aruba doesn't require a pre-arranged visa for U.S., Canadian, or EU member citizens. All you have to do is hand your passport over to the immigration officer upon arrival and you'll receive a free visa stamp that's valid for 30 days.

The place you want to see the famous flamingos is the Renaissance Island, a privately owned island by Renaissance Aruba Resort in Oranjestad. Guests of the Renaissance Aruba Resort have free access to the island, but you can buy a day pass for $125 and visit the island as a non-guest.

 

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.

 

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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).


Get a better deal for foreign transfers 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 :

  1. Open an account with a BER reviewed FX provider (id docs may be required)
  2. You specify the local or Aruban Florin 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 AWG amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Aruba.

Use our Send to Aruban Florin 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!

 

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Aruban Florin to US Dollar - Historical Rates

PeriodAWG/USDDate
1 Day0.555629 Mar 2020
7 Day0.555623 Mar 2020
30 Day0.555629 Feb 2020
3 Month0.555631 Dec 2019
1 Year0.555631 Mar 2019
5 Year0.557101 Apr 2015
10 Year0.558602 Apr 2010

Aruban Florin to Euro - Historical Rates

PeriodAWG/EURDate
1 Day0.498829 Mar 2020
7 Day0.516123 Mar 2020
30 Day0.503829 Feb 2020
3 Month0.495231 Dec 2019
1 Year0.495031 Mar 2019
5 Year0.517201 Apr 2015
10 Year0.413802 Apr 2010

Aruban Florin to Pound Sterling - 10 Year History

PeriodAWG/GBPDate
1 Day0.446229 Mar 2020
7 Day0.479123 Mar 2020
30 Day0.433329 Feb 2020
3 Month0.418931 Dec 2019
1 Year0.426731 Mar 2019
5 Year0.375601 Apr 2015
10 Year0.367102 Apr 2010

Aruban Florin to Australian Dollar - Historical Rates

PeriodAWG/AUDDate
1 Day0.899429 Mar 2020
7 Day0.945523 Mar 2020
30 Day0.853629 Feb 2020
3 Month0.792031 Dec 2019
1 Year0.781131 Mar 2019
5 Year0.732701 Apr 2015
10 Year0.608002 Apr 2010

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