Puerto Rico has a diverse economy that is sustained mainly through the industrial sector. Up until the 1940's it was sugarcane production and later it was the agricultural sector that dominated Puerto Rico's economy. The agricultural sector focuses mainly on livestock like pigs, cattle and poultry.
Puerto Rico's monetary unit is the United States Dollar (USD) as it is a commonwealth country of the United States of America. Puerto Ricans refer to the US Dollar as the 'peso' or 'dolar'. The dollar is made up of 100 cents, called 'centavos' or 'chavitos' by locals. Nickels or 5c pieces are known as 'ficha' or 'vellons' by Puerto Ricans and they refer to quarters or 25c pieces as ...