Cape Verde Tourist Tax
The Government of Cape Verde introduced a Tourist Tax in 2013, as is now common in many countries. The tax applies to all visitors staying in hotels, apartments, villas, and bed & breakfast establishments, etc. The tax is €2 (CVE 220) per person, per night for up to 10 nights to a maximum of €20 for each guest. Visitors under the age of 16 are exempt. The Government requires each accommodation establishment to collect this tax.
The money raised from this tax will help to raise the standard of living for residents. The average income is very low when compared to Europe. Many people in this lovely country live in what many of us would regard as slum conditions.
The tourist tax is used to promote and improve the quality of tourism in Cape Verde, through training, increased security and ecology etc. Tourism to this lovely country helps local people through spending in shops, bars and restaurants. The Tourist Tax is an additional way to improve the economy in the country, which then benefits residents.