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by sexxiiee_mama Online Now Feb 9, 2007 at 9:53 PM

What type of money do they use there in Port-au-Prince?

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    RE: money question

    by DSwede Online Now Feb 10, 2007 at 10:07 AM

    Haitian currency is the Gourde (HTG). Exchange is about 1USD = 39 HTG.
    However the dollar is wide accepted.

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    RE: money question

    by apuleuis Online Now Feb 20, 2007 at 1:24 PM

    They use the Haitian gourde (pronounced gewd/goohd). However they also use a currency called a haitian dollar. At one point a haitian dollar was equal to a US dollar. Many things are sold in Haitian dollars, but all the money is still in gourdes, so theres some math involved. 5 gourdes is a haitian dollar. Like the other person said, its about 39 gourdes per US dollar (7.5 haitian dollars to a US dollar) and US currency is widely accepted, sometimes even perferred. When asking a price, make sure you know if its in gourdes, haitian or US.

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