Haiti buy · Money and Shopping in Haiti  TodayTourism All Destinations | Europe | Asia | North America | Africa | South America | Oceania | Hotels

Money and Shopping in Haiti


Money and Shopping in Haiti

The Haitian gourde is the currency of Haiti. As of April 2011, the exchange rate is 40.85 gourdes = $1 US. Although merchants are required to quote prices in gourdes by law, virtually everything is priced in "dollars"--not US but Haitian dollars, equivalent to 5 gourdes. This practice is a holdover from the US occupation of Haiti in the early 20th century, during which the gourde was pegged at 5 gourdes to the US dollar. Haiti has become famous for its very informal yet interesting bustling marketplace. Everything is sold here ranging from the curiously appealing to the dullest of objects for rather inexpensive prices. Haggling is both wise and recommended, as most Haitians will charge foreigners at least double the market rate. There are various large retail supermarkets in the capital that offer a variety of items at fixed prices. Haiti has a world of crafts waiting to be sought after.

The Most Frequently Asked Travel Questions about Haiti


Where To Stay & Best Hotels in Haiti - updated Apr 2020

SAVE up to 75% on Last Minute deals! Search for discount Haiti hotels, motels, apartments, hostels, guest accommodations and vacation resorts. Book now and pay at the hotel. Instant email confirmation!


>>> SEARCH FOR DEALS <<<

WHERE TO TRAVEL NEXT IN 2020


Haiti Travel Guide from Wikitravel. Many thanks to all Wikitravel contributors. Text is available under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0, images are available under various licenses, see each image for details.

Europe | Asia | North America | Africa | South America | Oceania | All Destinations