Pictures of Jamaican Money

February 15, 2010 by  
Filed under Jamaica Money

Pictures of Jamaican money also known as JMD if you are looking at foreign exchange rates.

Notes:

Jamaica has added a $5000 bill since these pictures were taken and I will add some pictures of the new bill when I return to Jamaica in 2 months.

Jamaica is in the process of introducing round coins to replace the irregular sided coins shown in some of the pictures here.

To view current Jamaican exchange rates <—click there.

Picture of Jamaican $1000 Bill

Picture of Jamaican $1000 Bill

Picture of Jamaican $500 Bill

Picture of Jamaican $500 Bill

Picture of Jamaican $100 Bill

Picture of Jamaican $100 Bill

Picture of Jamaican $50 Bill

Picture of Jamaican $50 Bill

Picture of Jamaican $50 Bill back

Picture of Jamaican $50 Bill back

Picture of a Jamaican $20 Coin

Picture of a Jamaican $20 Coin

Picture of Jamaican $10.00 Coin

Picture of Jamaican $10.00 Coin

Picture of Jamaican $5.00 Coin

Picture of Jamaican $5.00 Coin

Picture of Jamaican $1.00 Coin

Picture of Jamaican $1.00 Coin

Best Exchange Rates in Jamaica

August 2, 2009 by  
Filed under Jamaica Money, Jamaica Travel

Let’s start with one of the worse exchange rates and that is right at the airport. The Cambio at the airport is known for being convenient but stay clear of it if you are looking for a good rate. Generally people like to use banks to exchange their money but I’ve found that the banks in Jamaica don’t always offer the best exchange rates.

Question: So where can I get the best exchange rates in Jamaica?
Answer: The best exchange rates in Jamaica are found at any of the cambios that are located away from the airports! On my past two trips I found excellent exchange rates just a few miles east of the Montego Bay airport.


TIPS FOR BUYING JAMAICAN MONEY

1. Places that exchange your money for Jamaican money make money on the exchange rate. If you are exchanging a large sum of money call around to a few of the cambios and banks to inquire about their current exchange rates before you waste your vacation time driving from place to place. You will never get the same rate that the exchange rate tools give you but by shopping around you will get as close as possible!
2. Take your passport when you exchange money at the cambios. While I have no clue why they require a passport, every time I’ve exchanged money they asked me for mine.
3. Be sure to get plenty of $100 Jamaican dollars since some of the smaller shops prefer smaller bills over the $1000 bills. At the very least stock up on a bunch of the $500 bills.
4. For safety reasons be aware of your surroundings when you carry a bunch of money to and from an exchange place.
5. ASK OTHERS for their favorite places where they exchange foreign currency in Jamaica.  Most of the members over at the forum can provide you with a list of places where they have exchanged their money in Jamaica.

If you have more questions about exchanging money in Jamaica or would like to ask other questions about traveling to Jamaica, please join our Jamaica Travel Forum
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