The local currency is the Cape Verde Escudo, which has a fixed exchange rate of 110.265 CVE = 1 Euro. However, Euros are often accepted in place of Escudos.
Average meal in restaurant: €15 Euros / Beer: €1. Petrol: €1.80 per litre.
ATMs are easy to find in Mindelo and the other major towns and tourist destinations. If you are going to more remote areas, make sure you also bring cash. Not all restaurants accept credit cards.
Visa credit cards are the most widely accepted in Cape Verde. We have heard of problems with Mastercard at ATMs, however you can withdraw cash from inside a bank with a Mastercard and your passport. Maestro and some other debit cards may not work in Cape Verde.
Our local staff can point you towards the closest ATMs and banks.