Spending in Haiti - Why are PRICES set in US Dollars when the Haitian Currency is GOURDES

This morning, overheard a man complaining in the radio that the price everything except rice and chicken in Haiti is set in US Dollars... If you want to buy a nice perfume, decent clothing, a night in a hotel room, you have to pay in US dollars. "Why is that," the man asks, "when the currency if Haiti is the Gourde?"

Haitian Currency - Haitian Money - 100 Gourdes

In the neighboring Dominican Republic, all prices are set in Dominican Pesos, from the cheapest "platano" all the way to the most expensive resorts.

And NO... The Dominicans to do not say ONE Dollar when they see 5 pesos... LOL

Why is allowed in Haiti?

Why are prices set in US Dollars when the Haitian currency is the gourde (HTG)?

Let's talk about this...

What do you think about it?

Filed under: Money, Saving Money, Just a thought, Business

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J Greed it's simple
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