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Foreign Exchange Guide to Barbados

Latest market mid-rate: 1.0 =

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The domestic currency in Barbados is the Barbadian dollar with currency code BBD. Read this foreign exchange guide to Barbados and the Barbadian dollar with money transfer and travel tips plus Barbadian dollar exchange cross rates.

In this guide we review :

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

Barbadian dollar (BBD) general currency information

What is the Barbadian dollar currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the Barbadian dollar is BBD and the symbol is $.

Which countries use the Barbadian dollar?

It is the domestic currency in Barbados.

Barbadian dollar (BBD) in the markets

The interactive chart below shows the BBD 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.

BBD-USD 3 Month chart
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BBD currency converter

Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Barbados

Barbados' local currency is known as the Barbadian or Bajan Dollar (BBD). The BBD is pegged to US dollar at 1US = 1.98BBD. ATMs are widespread and credit cards are widely accepted.

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Travel money for Barbados

Save money and time by Ordering your Barbadian dollar online from Travelex, you get better rates and can pick up the BBD 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 Barbadian dollar otherwise you may get much worst exchange rates.


Travel Money for Barbados

Compare $BBD Cash rates


Sending money to Barbados

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

When sending money to Barbados 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 Barbadian 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 BBD amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Barbados.

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


Bank Transfers to Barbados

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Barbadian dollar - exchange rates - live and historic

Major BBD cross rates
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BBD/USD - Barbadian dollar to U.S. dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.50001 Week
18 May 20180.50001 Month
19 Dec 20170.50006 Months
17 Jun 20170.50001 Year
17 Jun 20160.50002 Years
18 Jun 20130.50005 Years
19 Jun 20080.500010 Years

BBD/EUR - Barbadian dollar to Euro - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.42431 Week
18 May 20180.42411 Month
19 Dec 20170.42246 Months
17 Jun 20170.44661 Year
17 Jun 20160.44342 Years
18 Jun 20130.37345 Years
19 Jun 20080.322710 Years

BBD/GBP - Barbadian dollar to British pound sterling - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.37281 Week
18 May 20180.37121 Month
19 Dec 20170.37356 Months
17 Jun 20170.39141 Year
17 Jun 20160.34822 Years
18 Jun 20130.31965 Years
19 Jun 20080.253610 Years

BBD/JPY - Barbadian dollar to Japanese yen - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 201854.72751 Week
18 May 201855.40171 Month
19 Dec 201756.50326 Months
17 Jun 201755.43751 Year
17 Jun 201652.12732 Years
18 Jun 201347.62975 Years
19 Jun 200853.942710 Years

BBD/AUD - Barbadian dollar to Australian dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.65781 Week
18 May 20180.66571 Month
19 Dec 20170.65346 Months
17 Jun 20170.65601 Year
17 Jun 20160.67612 Years
18 Jun 20130.52765 Years
19 Jun 20080.526510 Years

BBD/CAD - Barbadian dollar to Canadian dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.64841 Week
18 May 20180.64471 Month
19 Dec 20170.64406 Months
17 Jun 20170.66071 Year
17 Jun 20160.64542 Years
18 Jun 20130.51015 Years
19 Jun 20080.507110 Years