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    Menus in which currency?

    I hope this isn't a horrible way to start, but I've been looking at several menus online and assume that the prices listed are in Florins, but am not 100% sure. After reading several posts on this forum I'm also not sure if people are listing prices in Florins or another currency? Thanks in advance.
    My trip is in December and am already learning a lot from this forum.

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    welcome to the aruba.com community forum

    many menus have prices listed in US Dollars $
    fewer have prices listed in florins
    even fewer have both listed.

    if you see a $ (dollar sign) it is definitely listed in US dollars

    US dollars are the norm in aruba

    all casinos operate on US dollars $

    grocery stores and gas stations are in florins

    from aruba.com.......
    Money
    To change florins to US dollars, divide florin amount in half and add 10%. This formula will be especially useful when shopping in supermarkets.
    Exchange rate for US dollars is awg 1.77 for cash and awg 1.78 for travelers checks. (awg 1.75 at supermarkets and gas stations / awg 1.80 at shops and restaurants)
    All major credit cards and travelers checks are accepted.
    Personal checks from out of Aruba are not accepted.
    Some shops will not accept US $ 50 or US $ 100 due to worldwide counterfeiting.
    Last edited by Andrea J.; 08-12-2012 at 12:37 AM.

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    http://www.lindas-aruba.com/lindasmenu.pdf
    Lindas for example lists both dollars and florins.

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    Most restaurants in the tourist area have prices in dollars, but it's always good and reasonable to ask when you arrive.

    Here's a video explaining the florin/dollar exchange and also shows you the currency.

    http://bentpage.net/2012/02/26/arubas-florin-explained/

    Enjoy your visit.

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    thanks dan
    your florin lesson is very good!!

    Quote Originally Posted by SanNic44 View Post
    Most restaurants in the tourist area have prices in dollars, but it's always good and reasonable to ask when you arrive.

    Here's a video explaining the florin/dollar exchange and also shows you the currency.

    http://bentpage.net/2012/02/26/arubas-florin-explained/

    Enjoy your visit.

    44

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