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    Currency & converter

    Hi, I just want to make sure someone told me the correct info. Is it true Aruba uses the same voltage as the United States? Also, do I need to convert my money, or do most places accept the Dollar. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rdapc View Post
    Hi, I just want to make sure someone told me the correct info. Is it true Aruba uses the same voltage as the United States? Also, do I need to convert my money, or do most places accept the Dollar. Thanks!
    Electricity is the same as the USA.

    No, you do not need to convert your money. They take US $ and is set at 1.75 Florin to the $.
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    No need to bring an adapter; Aruba is the same voltage as the U.S.

    Also, no reason to covert money: Hotels, restaurants, shops, taxi's, bus and casino's take U.S. $. If paying cash, you receive U.S. currency as change except for change. Change is only give in florians. I use the change towards maid tip, bus fare, mini-market.

    Prices in grocery stores are in Aruban florin. When you check-out purchases will be rung up in local currency. At the end of the order, the check-out person will convert the total in U.S. currency. If paying cash you will get back local currency as change. To exchange, bring to the supermarket courtesy counter. If paying by credit card, your statement will show in U.S. $.

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    >>> " Change is only give in florians."
    ---- This depends. If the place has US coins they will give you change back in US coins. I usually bring a lot of ones and coins with me. If you are making a cash purchase they round to the nearest .05 as they don't want to deal with pennies.

    >>> "Hotels, restaurants, shops, taxi's, bus and casino's take U.S. $."
    ---- Ditto. In fact at most resorts you will only see US$ prices. Bus fares, cab fares, casino bets, are all in US$'s.
    Most restaurant prices are in US$'s. Every charge card purchase I have ever done in Aruba was enterred into the charge machine in US$'s.
    Florians prices are used/posted at gas stations, super markets, fast food, ... But they will convert on the spot and take US$'s
    In fact Ling & Sons(a super market) at the check out counter took my Visa Card and the charge was all done there in US$'s. They did ask to see my ID.
    >>> " I use the change towards maid tip,"
    ----- They also like U.S. dollars plus the change.

    Last edited by TomFrederick; 09-19-2008 at 10:09 AM.

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