The Barbados Dollar rates below were last updated 1 minute ago
If you're heading off to Barbados soon you'll want to get the best deal on your Barbados Dollars. Our free comparison service compares the best Barbados Dollar rates from the biggest currency suppliers in the UK so you can see at a glance who is offering the top deals. We are currently comparing 17 suppliers selling Barbados Dollars in the UK with exchange rates ranging from 2.2194 to 2.4059.
Many of the top suppliers listed above offer us exclusive exchange rates that are better than any other website which means if you order through us you could save even more money. We are so confident that you won't find better Barbados Dollar exchange rates on any other UK website that we challenge you to let us know if you find a better deal!
The Barbados Dollar is a "pegged" exchange rate currency. This means that two Barbados dollars are worth exactly $1 USD, but exchange rates still fluctuate for British travellers due to the floating nature of the US Dollar.
Prices in Barbados are relatively cheap compared to the UK, with a pint of local lager will costing about £1.01 (Pricepint 2013). The typical traveller takes an average of £996 ($2,396.28BBD (as of Tuesday 28th of February 2017) based upon data from 1st of July to 30th of September 2016, with them in cash to Barbados, with extra currency taken as US Dollars or on a US Dollar currency card as a 'back-up' in case of emergencies. £996 is about 50% up on the £632 that visitors took with them on average in 2013.
Care should be taken when comparing Barbados Dollars as exchange rates can vary wildly between suppliers – often by over 10%. Get the best Barbados Dollar exchange rates by comparing them using our comparison table above.
Barbados is a popular destination for UK holidaymakers with some 180,000 visiting the island in 2012 but we still recommend that you take advantage of the Foreign Office’s Know Before You Go campaign and check the latest advice before you travel.
If you hold a British passport you do not need a visa to visit Barbados. Upon arrival you will normally be granted a specific period of time to stay in the country and if you wish to stay longer you must apply - and pay for - an extension of stay through the Barbados Immigration Department. It is illegal to stay longer than you are permitted or to work in Barbados without a work permit.
The Barbados High Commission in London website contains more useful information on visiting and entry requirements.
Over the past week the Barbados Dollar has dropped by 0.10% from last Friday's rate of 2.4083 to today's rate of 2.4059 which means £750 will buy you $1.80 less now than it would have a week ago. During this period the best rate we recorded was 2.4429 on Thursday and the worst rate was 2.4054 on Sunday.
The 90 day outlook has seen the Barbados Dollar rate drop by 1.92% from 2.4531 on 2nd December 2016 to 2.4059 today. Based on these figures, £750 would have bought you $35.40 more three months ago that it would have today. We recorded a high rate of 2.455 on 4th December 2016 and a low rate of 2.3248 on 15th January 2017.
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