The official local currency is the Aruban Florin; however, U.S. dollars are also widely accepted.
The exchange rate for U.S. dollars is Afl 1.77 for cash and Afl 1.78 for travellers’ cheques. Most supermarkets and petrol stations apply the exchange rate of Afl 1.75, while many restaurants and shops apply an exchange rate of Afl 1.80.
All major credit cards and travellers’ cheques are accepted. Personal cheques from abroad are generally not accepted.
*Please note, some businesses will not accept U.S. $50 or U.S. $100 due to international counterfeiting.
If you’re travelling with US Dollars, you won’t have to change money in Aruba; however, you may receive Aruban currency as change when paying with US Dollars. This is not a problem, as you can simply spend the Aruban money and take the remainder of your US Dollars home. You will always be aware of what you’re spending because the Aruban currency exchange rate is fixed and easy to calculate.
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