Haiti Travel Guide What is a Haitian Dollar?

There is an unofficial currency in Haiti known as the "Haitian dollar." If you are traveling to Haiti and you are asked to pay in Haitian dollars, know this:

One Haitian dollar is the equivalent of five (5) gourdes.

Yep... 5 Gourdes is one Haitian dollar!

Better yet, to avoid confusion, make a habit of asking Haitian vendors:

"Konbyen Goud?"
(How many gourdes?)


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