Money & costs in Reunion Island


As in France, the unit of currency in Reunion Island is the euro (€). Euro coins come in denominations of one, two, five, ten, twenty and fifty cents and one and two euros. Banknotes are issued in denominations of five, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 euros.


Atms are common throughout the island.
Most banks have an ATM (known as a gabier) which honours major international credit cards. Visa and MasterCard are the most widely accepted. There is only one gabier in Cilaos and Salazie.

Credit cards

Major credit cards are accepted almost everywhere. Visa (Carte Bleue) and MasterCard (Eurocard) are the cards most widely accepted by hotels, restaurants, supermarkets, major petrol stations and stores.


There is a exchange facilities at either Roland Garros International Airport or the ferry terminal in Le Port.

Travellers cheques

Travellers cheques are not widely accepted in Réunion

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