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Currency & Living Costs

The currency in Seychelles is the 'Seychelles Rupee (SCR). United States Dollar, Euro, British Pound and South African Rand can be exchanged at most forex outlets and major banks across Seychelles. Most establishments accept credit cards, with VISA and MasterCard being the most common and widely accepted. American Express and Diners Club are accepted at selected hotels.

Here is an example of the estimated cost of certain goods at local stores:

SCR 22
SCR 150
SCR 24 / bottle
SCR 60 Papaya
Bottled Water
SCR 15 / 500ml
SCR 20 per loaf
Soft Drinks
SCR 17 / 500ml
SCR 52 / 10pack
SCR200 for a catch of the day by local fishermen

Tax Refunds for Visitors

Visitors leaving Seychelles can claim a refund on Value Added Tax (VAT) of 15% on certain taxable goods purchased during their stay in the Seychelles. Before entering the Departure Lounge, there is a Customs Office nearby where clients will have to go and show their VAT receipt alongside the goods bought. Once this procedure is done, clients can proceed to Departure Lounge going through Immigration and Security, and then guided to collect their refund should there be any.

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