Saint Vincent and The Grenadines - East Caribbean Dollar - Currency Guide

This is a currency guide to Saint Vincent and The Grenadines, the East Caribbean Dollar currency plus sending (XCD) transfers and travel tips for Saint Vincent and The Grenadines.

 
 
CountrySaint Vincent and The Grenadines
FlagSaint Vincent and The Grenadines
Country CodeVC
Domestic Currency East Caribbean Dollar
Currency SymbolX$
Currency CodeXCD
Exchange RateUSD/XCD = 2.7026
Telephone Prefix+1784

Quick Conversions from US Dollar to East Caribbean Dollar

USD

XCD

U$ 1
X$ 2.7026
U$ 5
X$ 13.51
U$ 10
X$ 27.03
U$ 20
X$ 54.05
U$ 50
X$ 135.13
U$ 100
X$ 270.26
U$ 250
X$ 675.65
U$ 500
X$ 1,351
U$ 1,000
X$ 2,703
U$ 2,000
X$ 5,405
U$ 5,000
X$ 13,513
U$ 10,000
X$ 27,026
U$ 50,000
X$ 135,130
U$ 100,000
X$ 270,260
More amounts

USD

XCD

U$ 0.3700
X$ 1
U$ 1.8500
X$ 5
U$ 3.7000
X$ 10
U$ 7.4000
X$ 20
U$ 18.50
X$ 50
U$ 37.00
X$ 100
U$ 92.50
X$ 250
U$ 185.00
X$ 500
U$ 370.00
X$ 1,000
U$ 740.00
X$ 2,000
U$ 1,850
X$ 5,000
U$ 3,700
X$ 10,000
U$ 18,500
X$ 50,000
U$ 37,000
X$ 100,000
More amounts

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

Saint Vincent and The Grenadines Currency Info


Frequently Asked Questions


What currency should I use in Saint Vincent and The Grenadines?

The domestic currency in Saint Vincent and The Grenadines is the East Caribbean Dollar.

What is the East Caribbean Dollar currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the East Caribbean Dollar is XCD — symbol is X$.

How much is U$100 US Dollars in East Caribbean Dollars?

U$ 100 converts to X$ 270.26

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.

Is the East Caribbean Dollar a closed currency?

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


East Caribbean Dollar (XCD) in the markets

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

USD to XCD was steady at the 90-day average 2.7026. There are no current rate alerts.
21-Feb 5PM-NY 10PM-LON | 22-Feb 9AM-SYD

Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Saint Vincent and The Grenadines

While it may sound like a playground for the rich and famous, you don't need your own yacht to enjoy SVG. In fact cheap ferries make exploring this archipelago nation independently a breeze and with so many islands to choose from, there's sure to be one that perfectly meets your needs. And while it's famed for its islands and beaches, the country offers more than just a relax in a hammock. There are volcanoes to climb, refreshing waterfalls to explore and great hiking throughout.

Just the name St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) evokes visions of exotic, idyllic island life. Imagine an island chain in the heart of the Caribbean Sea, uncluttered by tourist exploitation, with white-sand beaches on deserted islands, sky-blue water gently lapping the shores and barely a soul around.

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is known as an island paradise.

What currency to use in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines?

The local currency in St Vincent and the Grenadines is the Eastern Caribbean dollar. Many places will accept US dollars as currency for payment (although only bills, not coins). To avoid confusion between the two currencies, always confirm which currency vendors are asking for, although often they will quote prices in both.

ATMs are rare St Vincent and the Grenadines. There a few located at the major banks in the capital, Kingstown, but certainly do not expect any in the Grenadines other islands. It is best to take all the cash you need with you if visiting these islands, and most of the hotels here will accept credit card payments.

How to get around in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines?

Flights within SVG are a quick and inexpensive way to shuttle around the country. There are airports on all the main Grenadine islands except Mayreau. There are a number of airlines running regular services between the islands.

The main islands of SVG are well linked by boats. It’s very important to confirm schedule details in advance as they change frequently. You can also usually find a fishing boat who will get you between islands in the Grenadines. Usually this will be on a small, open fishing boat with room for, at best, four people with minimal luggage. The rides can be quite exciting and should not undertaken in rough seas. Places to stay on the islands always have reliable contacts. Costs are negotiable – for an example, you should be able to get from Mayreau to Union Island for under EC$150.

Saint Vincents.

Buses are a good way to get around St Vincent. It is possible to catch one on Bequia and Union Island, but these islands are so small that you'll rarely use them. The buses themselves are usually minivans that are often jammed full. You can expect to get to know at least 20 fellow commuters as you are squeezed into every available space in the bus. There’s usually a conductor on board who handles the cash and assigns the seats. When you get to your stop, either tap on the roof or try to get the attention of the conductor over the thumping music, and the bus will stop for you just about anywhere.

Taxis are abundant on St Vincent and Bequia. Agree on a fare before departure.

St Vincent is really the only island where you may wish to drive. It has enough roads to make exploration interesting and worthwhile. However, expect to drive slowly over its very narrow and winding roads – think 20mph as a good average.

Travel tips for Saint Vincent and the Grendaines.

Though the temperature is steady, the humidity fluctuates throughout the year—the wet season runs from June through October, while the dry season goes from mid-November through April or May. That being said, St. Vincent and especially the Grenadines often avoid severe autumn hurricanes. As in the rest of the Caribbean, rates at luxury resorts are highest from December 15 to April 15. However, prices at smaller hotels, inns, and guesthouses usually remain the same year-round. Those looking to plan their visit around special events should consider the Mustique Blues Festival in January, the Bequia Easter Regatta in the spring, or Vincy Mas (St. Vincent’s carnival) in late June and July.

On St. Vincent, you’ll learn a lot about the nation’s history and people by visiting Fort Charlotte, touring the Botanic Garden, and simply walking around Kingstown. Adventurous visitors can attempt the climb up La Soufrière (the volcano that covers about a third of the island), but everyone should get out on the water and visit the dazzling Grenadines. Each island has a different appeal, but all are ringed with powder-soft, white-sand beaches and an aquamarine sea with gentle surf. Sailing on your own or a chartered sailboat is ideal, but even a ferry ride is a delightful way to spend a day. Highlights include Tobago Cays, Saltwhistle Bay Beach on Mayreau, Basil’s Beach Bar on Mustique, and Port Elizabeth on Bequia.

 

Travel money for Saint Vincent and The Grenadines

Save money and time by Ordering your East Caribbean Dollars 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 Dollars otherwise you may get much worst exchange rates.

 

Saint Vincent and The Grenadines Trip Checklist    

 
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Sending money to Saint Vincent and The Grenadines

When searching around for information on how to get a good exchange rate when sending money to Saint Vincent and The Grenadines 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 Saint Vincent and The Grenadines

When sending money to Saint Vincent and The Grenadines 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 Saint Vincent and The Grenadines.

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

 

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East Caribbean Dollar to US Dollar - Historical Rates

PeriodXCD/USDDate
1 Day0.370017 Feb 2020
7 Day0.370011 Feb 2020
30 Day0.370019 Jan 2020
3 Month0.370020 Nov 2019
1 Year0.370018 Feb 2019
5 Year0.370219 Feb 2015
10 Year0.382420 Feb 2010

East Caribbean Dollar to Euro - Historical Rates

PeriodXCD/EURDate
1 Day0.341417 Feb 2020
7 Day0.338911 Feb 2020
30 Day0.333519 Jan 2020
3 Month0.334020 Nov 2019
1 Year0.327118 Feb 2019
5 Year0.325719 Feb 2015
10 Year0.281920 Feb 2010

East Caribbean Dollar to Pound Sterling - 10 Year History

PeriodXCD/GBPDate
1 Day0.284517 Feb 2020
7 Day0.285511 Feb 2020
30 Day0.284519 Jan 2020
3 Month0.286320 Nov 2019
1 Year0.286318 Feb 2019
5 Year0.240119 Feb 2015
10 Year0.247820 Feb 2010

East Caribbean Dollar to Australian Dollar - Historical Rates

PeriodXCD/AUDDate
1 Day0.551517 Feb 2020
7 Day0.550811 Feb 2020
30 Day0.537719 Jan 2020
3 Month0.544320 Nov 2019
1 Year0.518818 Feb 2019
5 Year0.475019 Feb 2015
10 Year0.427320 Feb 2010

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