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Cape Verdean Escudo (CVE)

The Cape Verdean Escudo is the primary currency of Cape Verde. This currency is used by an estimated 543,767 people. Based on our estimate, Cape Verdean Escudo is the #136 most popular currency is the world.

The currency code for the Cape Verdean Escudo is "CVE". The ISO 4217 number for this currency is 132. The currency symbol for the Escudo is "$".

Cape Verdean Escudo conversion rates, useful facts, and holiday schedule can be found below.

CVE Currency Demographics

The primary country using the Cape Verdean Escudo is Cape Verde.

There are approximately 543,767 people around the world who use the Cape Verdean Escudo. The Cape Verdean Escudo is the #136 most used widely currency is the world.

543,767 user population
Ranked #136 in the world

CVE Exchange Rates

1 Cape Verdean Escudo equals:

Australian Dollar


Inverse: $63.27


Inverse: $110.19
British Pound


Inverse: $126.091
Indian Rupee


Inverse: $1.33
Japanese Yen


Inverse: $0.93
US Dollar


Inverse: $101.51

† Rates last updated at 49 minutes ago

‡ Rates are the interbank rate and are only available on large transactions

CVE Currency Facts

CVE Details

ISO 4217 CodeCVE
ISO 4217 Number132
Unit NameEscudo
Currency NicknamesN.a.

CVE Denominations

Minor Unit NameN.a.
Minor Unit Symbol N.a.
Minor Units2
Frequently Used banknotes$200, $500, $1000, $2000, $2500, $5000
Rarely Used BanknotesN.a.
Frequently Used Coins$1, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100
Rarely Used CoinsN.a.

CVE Issuance

Central BankBank of Cape Verde
Central Bank Website

World Bank Statistics

Estimated User Population543,767 people
Population Rank#136
CVE Inflation Rate1.26%
Inflation Rank#91

† Population and Inflation rate as based on data from the World Bank.

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2020 CVE Currency Holidays

Based on holidays observed by the Bank of Cape Verde. On these dates banks and payment systems may be closed. Settlement in Cape Verdean Escudo may also be closed on these dates.

New Year's Day January 1, 2020 Closed
Democracy and Freedom Day January 13, 2020 Closed
National Heroes Day January 20, 2020 Closed
Carnival Day February 25, 2020 Partial Day
Ash Wednesday February 26, 2020 Closed
Good Friday April 10, 2020 Closed
Beach City Day April 29, 2020 Closed
Labour Day May 1, 2020 Closed
Municipal Day May 19, 2020 Closed
Children's Day June 1, 2020 Closed
Independence Day July 5, 2020 Closed
Assumption Day August 15, 2020 Closed
All Saints' Day November 1, 2020 Closed
Christmas Eve December 24, 2020 Partial Day
Christmas Day December 25, 2020 Closed