Eastern Caribbean Dollar
In 1965 the The East Caribbean dollar replaced the British West Indies dollar as the legal currency for all members of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States(OECS).
There are nine members of the Eastern Caribbean States with all except one (the British Virgin Islands) using this currency.
The East Caribbean dollar (sign: $; code: XCD) is normally abbreviated with the dollar sign $ or, alternatively, EC$ to distinguish it from other dollar valued currencies.
The EC$ is made up of 100 cents. It has been pegged to the United States dollar since 1976 and the exchange rate is US$1 = EC$2.70.
Six of the islands using the EC$ are independent states. They are Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. The other two are the British overseas territories, Anguilla and Montserrat.
Other Caribbean Currencies
|Bahamas||US$||$1(B) to $0.98(USD)||The Bahamian dollar which converts to the US dollar ; as a result, there is little restriction on which currency you should use.|
|Barbados||BD$||$2(BD) = $1(USD)||The Barbados dollar is fixed to U.S. currency at a rate of|
|BVI||US$||convert||British Virgin Islands use the U.S. Dollar (USD).|
|Cayman Islands||CI$||$1(CI) to $1.22(USD)||The Cayman Islands Dollar, which is fixed to the U.S. Dollar|
|Dominica||EC$||EC$2.61 to each US$1 (EC$1 = US$0.38)||Dominica currency is the Eastern Caribbean Dollar (EC$). The U.S. dollar is widely accepted, but you may still receive change in EC$. The exchange rate is about EC$2.61 to each US$1 (EC$1 = US$0.38)|
|Grenada||EC$||EC$2.70 to each US$1 (EC$1 = US$0.37)||The Grenada currency is the Eastern Caribbean Dollar (EC$). The U.S. dollar is widely accepted, but you may still receive change in EC$. The exchange rate is about EC$2.70 to each US$1 (EC$1 = US$0.37)|
|Guadeloupe||€||convert||As a territory of France, Guadeloupe uses the Euro.|
|Jamaica||J$||convert||Jamaica’s official currency is the Jamaican dollar, which uses the symbol “J$” or simply “$”.|
|Martinique||€||convert||Martinique’s currency is the Euro, the currency of the European Union. United States currency is not accepted on the island.|
|St Maarten||Naf||convert||The currency of St. Maarten is the Netherlands Antillean Florin (Naf), sometimes called a guilder, but U.S. dollars are widely accepted|
|Trinidad Tobago||TT$||convert||The currency of Trinidad and Tobago is the Trinidad and Tobago Dollar (TT$). Occasionally, vendors in Port-of-Spain will accept U.S. and Canadian currency, but British pounds should be converted.|