Money in Jamaica
by G Dhillon
Money in Jamaica
Hi, I am coming to Jamaica in two weeks. Is it better to use the US Dollar or the Jamaican Dollar, I am getting mixed responses
Feb-23-2009 by Wellesley Gayle
Hi G Dhillon,
In brief, I would say you need both.
Regardless of your reason for visit- business or leisure, you’ll still be able to conduct transactions in both currencies.
I suspect you might need more USD but it is still useful to have some Jamaican- especially to hand off as tips or to pay for some local services.
If you should force me to tell you how much of each, I would probably say, an 80/20 split, (USD vs Jamaican)
Of course, you recognize that the Jamaican Dollar is not going to be of much value when you get back home- if you have leftovers, so there goes another reason not to keep too much Jamaican.
Please take a look at my page on the Jamaican Currency
for even more detail and exchange rates.
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