Cape Verde Currency

The currency in Cape Verde is the escudo expressed as $ or CV Esc before the amount which can only be obtained on the islands.

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We recommend you take Sterling or Euro's to exchange to CV Esc when you are there. Travellers cheques can be changed on some islands but the charges are high.

Cash Machines

ATM machines can be found at the major banks in most island capitals, but do not accept Maestro or Switch. These will dispense CV Escudos however we recommend that you do not rely solely on these.  The maximum withdrawal is 20,000 CV Escudos per day.
Banks are usually open Monday to Friday 0800 - 1500.

Please note that the only cards that are accepted on the islands are Visa and MasterCard.

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