Haitian Currency: GOUD vs DOLA There's a real Money Problem in Haiti!

When I look at the Haitian currency, it says "GOURDE", but since returning to Haiti I notice that Haitians refuse to talk count money in gourdes... Everything is DOLA... DOLA... Mezanmi... Haitien fè dola?


Haitian Currency - Haitian Money - 100 Gourdes

There is a teenager in the house. every time I want to buy something, he always tells me how much it cost in DOLA... Not GOUD...

I ask him: "Konbyen kòb yo vann ti bwat lè la?"

"Kat dola... (4 dollars / 20 gourdes)"

"Konbyen kòb yon boutey malta?"

"Senk dola... (5 dollars / 25 gourdes)"

He told me he has problems counting money in GOURDEs... He is not the only one who tells me that... So now I have to walk around with a danm calculator so that I know what everyone is talking about!

The money in my hands says GOURDE but every 'Ti Machann' in Haiti tells me how much things cost in DOLA...

It is no wonder that everything in Haiti goes up by "DOLA" increments... Instead of going up by ONE Gourde, it goes up by FIVE gourdes (Or YON DOLA) since that's what everybody is talking about.

Si Haitien te konnen sa ki bon pou yo, you ta mèyè sispann di DOLA... Pa gen dola nan peyi d'Ayiti, se GOUD ki genyen!

Ou konprann?

GOUD!!!

Question: Are you more comfortable with GOUD or DOLA in Haiti?

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Kreyolman says...

mwen pa we pou ki sa nou gen pwoblem avek dola a, aprann miltipliye par 5 pou nou mete dola an goud. si machan nan di ou 40 dola alor li vle di w 200

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Rich says...

Good point, ain't really nothing much left to say, you said it

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Dav Id Grant says...

It should not be up to the merchants nor the little man in the street to determine the price of commodities in the country.

The government should institute a price control to avoid trading chaos.

The exchange rate vis-a-vis the United States dollar and the Haitian gourde should be strictly

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Jacques L says...

You only hit HALF the problem: Gen "Dola HT" epi gen "DOLA US".

Sometimes, if you're not used to it, you US dollars for something that is worth 7 times less (lol)! Se le sa bagay yo mele! Konye an, tout ti Ayisyen vle touche an DOLA US. Men

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Lynne says...

when I lived in Haiti it was an even exchange! long time

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Normand Trudel says...

En tant qu'étranger je ne suis pas à l'aise avec le gourde lorsque je vais en Haiti je souhaite qu'Haiti imprime une nouvelle devise qui serais plus précise en rapport avec le dollar Canadien ou le dollar Américain et pourquoi ne pas adopté la monaie Canadienne ou américainne comme plusieurs pays le font présentement avec le dollar américain en plus ceçi pourrais amélioré les échanges avec les autres

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Raynald Delerme says...

Bagay sa komanse depi le li te konn ekri sou kob an papye nou ke 5 gdes egal 1 dola US. Donk, ke li 5 gdes, ke li yon dola US, Haitiens te toujou di dola. Sou Bazin, konvansyon ki te gen ant Haiti e trezo Ameriken an ki te bay parite 5 gdes pou 1 dola US la vinn tonbe.

Dapre mwen, se te yonn nan manda Bazin.

Pa kilati, nou toujou kenbe dola. Sa ki inpotan anpil Woody, lè yo di ou 20 dola an Haiti, toujou mande si se dola lokal oubyen bon dola

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Rico says...

Monche, bagay dola saa emerdan wi le-w ale Haiti man. Depi mou komanse di-m 125 dola, 140 dola, yo confuse mwen

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