Budget planning tool
Punch in your holiday deets below to use crowd-sourced Numbeo data* to help you plan your spending money.
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Pick up locally
With over 20 convenient store locations across New Zealand, you can securely pick up your BSD with no hassles.
Planning your trip to the Bahamas
Holiday Budget Calculator
We get it, doing your holiday budget is a snore fest. It's important though, so we've made it super easy for you to do now. Just punch in your holiday deets and we'll combine destination spend data with our exchange rates so you know how much to take. Easy peasy budget donesy!
About the currency
Coins and notes
Bahamians love their banknotes and coins. Bahamas coins include 1c, 5c, 10c, 15c, 25c, $1 and $2, while Bahamas banknotes are available in $½, $1, $3, $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 denominations.
Make sure you bring a roomy wallet to carry all your Bahamain currency.
Facts about the currency
- The $100BSD note is called a “blue marlin” by locals because it shows the national fish on the back.
- In 2005, CRISP banknotes were introduced. CRISP stands for Counterfeit Resistant Integrated Security Product.
- The 25c coin has a picture of a native sloop (a sailing boat) on it.
- A few years ago, images of prominent Bahamians replaced the image of Queen Elizabeth II (Head of State) on all Bahamas banknotes.
- This is changing back again, with the Queen’s portrait appearing back on the B$10 note recently.
The historical rates chart tells you how the Bahamian dollar has trended again the New Zealand dollar recently. You can even sign up for currency alerts so you don’t miss out on those great exchange rates.