W.C.T.C. Shopping Center
This is the shopping destination in town. It has a full-size grocery store, a drug-store, digital photo printing, The Athlete's Foot, and a full-service department store with a broad selection of local souvenirs.
Palau uses the US dollar as its currency. Visa and Master cards are commonly accdepted, however, American Express generally is not accepted. WCTC and Surangel and Sons are the two biggest stores with a grocery and department stores. There are numerous souvenir shops, convenience stores, and boutiques throughout Palau but the largest concentration is in downtown Koror. If you are from a country or territory with the US dollar as a official currency, you will not need to worry about understanding prices and currency transferring. Also if you are from Bermuda, East Timor, Panama, or Bahamas, the official currencyies of the mentioned countries and territories have fixed exchange rates to the US Dollar. Meaning what price is said in Palau will be understood with your country's/territory's official currency. Example; $150 US Dollars will equal $150 Bermudian dollars, but you will still have to exchange currencies.
Surangel and Sons Company
The store has a grocery at the ground floor, department store on the second floor, and other shops and offices on other floors. Surangel and Sons Company SASCO is a multi-faceted company carrying a wide range of products for wholesale and retail distribution. Surangel's Grocery offer the islands most complete selection of fresh produce, frozen meats, canned goods and health food. Mason's Hardware Do-It Center offers a large selection of quality hardware and construction supplies at low prices. Surangel's Department Store carries a broad range of products from Bench, Rusty Lopez, Dickies, Huffy, Freestyle, Fisher Price, Hufty, V-tech and Sony are but a few of the brands we carry. RAW Surf & Dive Shop offers a wide range of surf wear, scuba diving gear, sporting goods and fishing supplies. Brands carried include: Quiksilver, Roxy, Billabong, O'Neil, Oakley, Levis, Scuba Pro, Adidas, Accel Sports, Wilson, Crossman, Strike Pro Lures, Yo-Zuri, Omoto Fishing Tackael and Pen Reels among others.
As you might expect from a remote island where tourism is the main industry, prices are comparatively high, and even a low-end daily budget would be around $100/day. Meals in restaurants and cafes are generally between $5 and $10. Snack shops that also serve hamburgers, pasta, and rice meals offer food starting at $3. Meals in mid- to high-end restaurants start at $20.