Vanuatu - Vanuatu Vatu - Currency Guide

This is a currency guide to Vanuatu, the Vanuatu Vatu currency plus sending (VUV) transfers and travel tips for Vanuatu.

Country CodeVU
Domestic Currency Vanuatu Vatu
Currency SymbolVT
Currency CodeVUV
Exchange RateUSD/VUV = 118.48
Telephone Prefix+678

Quick Conversions from US Dollar to Vanuatu Vatu



U$ 1
VT 118.48
U$ 5
VT 592.40
U$ 10
VT 1,185
U$ 20
VT 2,370
U$ 50
VT 5,924
U$ 100
VT 11,848
U$ 250
VT 29,620
U$ 500
VT 59,240
U$ 1,000
VT 118,480
U$ 2,000
VT 236,960
U$ 5,000
VT 592,400
U$ 10,000
VT 1,184,800
U$ 50,000
VT 5,924,000
U$ 100,000
VT 11,848,000
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U$ 0.0084
VT 1
U$ 0.0422
VT 5
U$ 0.0844
VT 10
U$ 0.1688
VT 20
U$ 0.4220
VT 50
U$ 0.8440
VT 100
U$ 2.1100
VT 250
U$ 4.2200
VT 500
U$ 8.4400
VT 1,000
U$ 16.88
VT 2,000
U$ 42.20
VT 5,000
U$ 84.40
VT 10,000
U$ 422.00
VT 50,000
U$ 844.00
VT 100,000
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To calculate specific USD/VUV amounts use our Convert USD to VUV quick calculator.

Vanuatu Currency Info

Frequently Asked Questions

What currency should I use in Vanuatu?

The domestic currency in Vanuatu is the Vanuatu Vatu.

What is the Vanuatu Vatu currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the Vanuatu Vatu is VUV — symbol is VT.

How much is U$100 US Dollars in Vanuatu Vatu?

U$ 100 converts to VT 11,848

Which countries use the Vanuatu Vatu?

It is the domestic currency in Vanuatu.

Is the Vanuatu Vatu a closed currency?

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

Vanuatu Vatu (VUV) in the markets

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

USD/VUV at 118.48 was trading 1.9% above the 90-day average 116.27 with a range 114.77 to 118.48. ALERT: USD/VUV has risen to 90-DAY HIGHS.
25-FEB 5PM-NY 10PM-LON | 26-Feb 9AM-SYD

Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Vanuatu

Vanuatu is not a country of mega-resorts or worldwide chains, but one of character-filled boutique hotels, often set in secluded locales. Deserted beaches, ancient culture, remote and rugged islands and world-class diving are just a small part of the magnetism of this scattered 80-plus island archipelago. And then there is Mt Yasur, an active volcano which you can drive to 150m of the creator and peer down at the fountain of lava. Some visitors find Yasur terrifying; others captivating. Photographers are beside themselves at the opportunity to capture nature at its most furious from such a vantage point. A sturdy tripod is essential for the best shots. The best times to visit Yasur are just before sunrise and for an hour or two after sunset. Absolute darkness is the ultimate thrill. The level of activity within Yasur fluctuates between dangerous and relatively calm, but when it’s hot, it’s hot.

Can I use credit cards in Vanuatu?

However, Port Vila and Luganville are not cheap, and you'll need to exchange your dollars and pounds for some Vanuatu vatu (the local currency). Many resorts in the area feature money exchanges and ATM access. However, for the average traveler through the islands, cash is a necessity. Maintaining a supply of money during your trip is not only desirable, it is vital. Without a few thousand vatu, you can't even get a cab, much less pay for dinner. Many of the restaurants and shops in Port Vila and Luganville do not accept credit cards and ATM cards; cash is the only option.

You will not find banks or ATMs in any of the villages around the islands. In fact, Port Vila and Luganville are the only places that you'll be able to do that. The ANZ bank and the supermarket in Port Vila offer ATMs for your convenience.

Do I need a visa for Vanuatu?

Citizens of most countries do not need a visa to visit Vanuatu. Visitors may stay 30 days with possible extensions up to 4 months. Visitors must have onward tickets to a place where they have authorised entry and sufficient funds to support themselves in Vanuatu.


Travel money for Vanuatu

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


Vanuatu Trip Checklist    

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

Sending money to Vanuatu

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

When sending money to Vanuatu 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 Vanuatu Vatu 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 VUV amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Vanuatu.

Use our Send to Vanuatu Vatu 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 Vanuatu Vatu deposited into the recipient bank account and less margins and fees kept by the banks!


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Vanuatu Vatu to US Dollar - Historical Rates

1 Day0.00845824 Feb 2020
7 Day0.00847418 Feb 2020
30 Day0.00866226 Jan 2020
3 Month0.00859627 Nov 2019
1 Year0.00901225 Feb 2019
5 Year0.00941526 Feb 2015
10 Year0.010227 Feb 2010

Vanuatu Vatu to Euro - Historical Rates

1 Day0.00779624 Feb 2020
7 Day0.00784918 Feb 2020
30 Day0.00785726 Jan 2020
3 Month0.00781127 Nov 2019
1 Year0.00792925 Feb 2019
5 Year0.00840926 Feb 2015
10 Year0.00748327 Feb 2010

Vanuatu Vatu to Pound Sterling - 10 Year History

1 Day0.00654424 Feb 2020
7 Day0.00651918 Feb 2020
30 Day0.00663226 Jan 2020
3 Month0.00664827 Nov 2019
1 Year0.00686525 Feb 2019
5 Year0.00611026 Feb 2015
10 Year0.00668427 Feb 2010

Vanuatu Vatu to Australian Dollar - Historical Rates

1 Day0.012824 Feb 2020
7 Day0.012718 Feb 2020
30 Day0.012726 Jan 2020
3 Month0.012727 Nov 2019
1 Year0.012625 Feb 2019
5 Year0.012126 Feb 2015
10 Year0.011427 Feb 2010

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