BUDGET GUIDELINES FOR VISITING THE GHETTO BIENNALE JACMEL
We strongly advise that you fly toPort-au-Prince and then take a charter plane to Jacmel which are approx. $100 each way. A gang controls the road south through Martissaint which makes the drive to Jacmel far too dangerous.
Haiti can be complicated and difficult to buy things as the three currencies in play (gourdes, the virtual Haitian dollar and the American dollar) interchange without any perceivable logic. Often people will tell you just a number, it is always good idea to check what currency they mean.
We have tried to make a list of the most obvious things and services you might need and given the average price in gourdes, Haitian dollars and US dollars. The exchange rate is approx. 137 gourdes for 1 US dollar but we’re basing everything on a rate of 140 gourdes to a dollars for simplicity!
140 Gourdes (Gds) = 1US$ = 28H$
Haitian Dollars / Gourdes / US Dollars.
1 H$ = 5 Gourdes = 3 cents
10 H$ = 50 Gourdes = 36 cents
20 H$= 100 Gourdes = 72 cents
50 H$= 250Gourdes = US$ 1.80
100 H$ = 500 Gourdes = US$ 3.6
200 H$ = 1000 Gourdes = US$ 7.2
Moto Taxi (Motorbike) 30 H$ / 150 Gds / 55 cents
Drinks & Cigarettes
Street bars 30 H$ / 150 Gds / US$ 1.10
Hotel bar 100 H$ / 500 Gds / US$ 3.60
Small bottle 10 H$ / 50 Gds / 36 cents
3 sachets 1 H$ / 5 Gds / 5 cents
Cigarettes (Comme Il Faut pack of 20) 20 H$ /100 Gds / US$ 1.1
Food on the street
Rice with beans & chicken (Diri ak pwa e poule) 200 H$ / 1000 Gds / US$ 7.2
Spaghetti 150 H$ / 750 Gds / US$ 5.45
Cornmeal with beans (Mayi Moulen) 200 H$ / 1000 Gds / US$ 7.2
Fried Plaintain (Banan Prese) per 3 pieces 25 H$ / 125 Gds / US$ 1
Cheap Bars near Florita TBC
Flight from Port-au-Prince to Jacmel approx. $100 per person one way
Taxi from airport to central Jacmel approx. US$ 20
Car hire $60 a day
Hotel Florita (for artists)
Room prices are set this year at $50 a night per person regardless of room or whether you are sharing. All the room bookings will be organised by the Ghetto Biennale. The hotel is requesting that you pay your whole hotel bill in advance.
Rue De Commerce, Jacmel, Haiti
Phone:+509 37 85 5154