What currency is used in Barbados?

The official currency of Barbados is the Barbados or Barbadian dollar. Not to be confused with the US dollar; the two are linked but distinctly different

Since 1935 the official currency of Barbados has been the Barbados dollar, also referred to as Bajan or Barbadian dollars.

Barbados dollars are not the same as US dollars. The Barbados dollar is pegged to the US dollar which means the exchange rate rises and falls in line with US dollars, but the two currencies completely different so if you're heading to Barbados you'll need to buy Barbados dollars to take with you.

Barbados dollar currency denominations

The Central Bank of Barbados are responsible for issuing Barbadian banknotes and coins. Banknotes are issued in six denominations: $2, $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 which are all the same size but vary in colour and imagery depending on the value. Coins are issued in four denominations: 5, 10 and 25 cents, and 1 dollar. All coins feature the Barbados Coat of Arms on one side and unique imagery on the other. Coin size varies by denomination.

Where is the best place to buy dollars for Barbados?

Barbados dollars are readily stocked and available from all UK currency suppliers. Competition is high which means exchange rates are competitive and you can get a good deal with a little shopping around. Use our comparison tool to find the best Barbados dollar exchange rate in the UK today.

You can order your Barbados dollars online and get them delivered to your door, or find your nearest currency supplier to collect your order in person.

Dan Morley

Dan is the Technical Director of Compare Holiday Money.

Published on 14 December 2017
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