Cayman Islands - Cayman Islands Dollar - Currency Guide

This is a currency guide to the Cayman Islands, the Cayman Islands Dollar currency plus sending (KYD) transfers and travel tips for the Cayman Islands.

CountryCayman Islands
FlagCayman Islands
Country CodeKY
Domestic Currency Cayman Islands Dollar
Currency SymbolK$
Currency CodeKYD
Exchange RateUSD/KYD = 0.8392
Telephone Prefix+1345

Quick Conversions from US Dollar to Cayman Islands Dollar



U$ 1
K$ 0.8392
U$ 5
K$ 4.1960
U$ 10
K$ 8.3920
U$ 20
K$ 16.78
U$ 50
K$ 41.96
U$ 100
K$ 83.92
U$ 250
K$ 209.80
U$ 500
K$ 419.60
U$ 1,000
K$ 839.20
U$ 2,000
K$ 1,678
U$ 5,000
K$ 4,196
U$ 10,000
K$ 8,392
U$ 50,000
K$ 41,960
U$ 100,000
K$ 83,920
More amounts



U$ 1.1917
K$ 1
U$ 5.9585
K$ 5
U$ 11.92
K$ 10
U$ 23.83
K$ 20
U$ 59.59
K$ 50
U$ 119.17
K$ 100
U$ 297.93
K$ 250
U$ 595.85
K$ 500
U$ 1,192
K$ 1,000
U$ 2,383
K$ 2,000
U$ 5,959
K$ 5,000
U$ 11,917
K$ 10,000
U$ 59,585
K$ 50,000
U$ 119,170
K$ 100,000
More amounts

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

Cayman Islands Currency Info

Frequently Asked Questions

What currency should I use in the Cayman Islands?

The domestic currency in the Cayman Islands is the Cayman Islands Dollar.

What is the Cayman Islands Dollar currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the Cayman Islands Dollar is KYD — symbol is K$.

How much is U$100 US Dollars in Cayman Islands Dollars?

U$ 100 converts to K$ 83.92

Which countries use the Cayman Islands Dollar?

It is the domestic currency in Cayman Islands.

Is the Cayman Islands Dollar a closed currency?

No, the Cayman Islands Dollar is freely available and convertible. See guide: What is a closed currency?

Cayman Islands Dollar (KYD) in the markets

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

ALERTS:4-DAY1.8% 🔔| 90-DAY HIGHS 🔔 |
USD/KYD at 0.8392 was trading 0.7% above AVG:0.8333 with LO:0.8244 and HI:0.8392 (90 days). ALERTS: USD/KYD was UP 1.8% this 4-DAY period and also rose to 90-DAY HIGHS.

Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for the Cayman Islands

Travel money for the Cayman Islands

Save money and time by Ordering your Cayman Islands Dollars online from Travelex, you get better rates and can pick up the KYD 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 Cayman Islands Dollars otherwise you may get much worst exchange rates.


the Cayman Islands Trip Checklist    

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

Sending money to the Cayman Islands

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

When sending money to the Cayman Islands 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 Cayman Islands 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 KYD amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in the Cayman Islands.

Use our Send to Cayman Islands Dollars 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 Cayman Islands Dollars deposited into the recipient bank account and less margins and fees kept by the banks!


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Cayman Islands Dollar to US Dollar - Historical Rates

1 Day1.200130 Mar 2020
7 Day1.196324 Mar 2020
30 Day1.200501 Mar 2020
3 Month1.193801 Jan 2020
1 Year1.199901 Apr 2019
5 Year1.213402 Apr 2015

Cayman Islands Dollar to Euro - Historical Rates

1 Day1.088130 Mar 2020
7 Day1.107924 Mar 2020
30 Day1.086301 Mar 2020
3 Month1.064101 Jan 2020
1 Year1.070901 Apr 2019
5 Year1.115502 Apr 2015

Cayman Islands Dollar to Pound Sterling - 10 Year History

1 Day0.970230 Mar 2020
7 Day1.014824 Mar 2020
30 Day0.939301 Mar 2020
3 Month0.900901 Jan 2020
1 Year0.918201 Apr 2019
5 Year0.818002 Apr 2015

Cayman Islands Dollar to Australian Dollar - Historical Rates

1 Day1.946530 Mar 2020
7 Day2.004224 Mar 2020
30 Day1.855501 Mar 2020
3 Month1.700601 Jan 2020
1 Year1.687601 Apr 2019
5 Year1.599602 Apr 2015

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