Belize Currency


The unit of currency is the Belize Dollar (BZD), which is fixed against the US$ as BZ$2 = US$1. Most tourist resorts, hotels, restaurants and tour operators accept US currency. Credit cards are also accepted, and most banks in Belize City and Belmopan will advance cash against Visa or MasterCard. When using credit cards most establishments will add a five percent service charge to the bill. First Caribbean International Bank has several ATMs in Belize City. Always make sure you understand which dollar rate is being quoted, either Belize Dollars or US Dollars.

Currency Exchange Rates

Belize BZD 1 BZD 5 BZD 10 BZD 100 BZD 1,000
Australia AUD 0.63 AUD 3.16 AUD 6.32 AUD 63.16 AUD 631.60
Canada CAD 0.65 CAD 3.25 CAD 6.50 CAD 64.98 CAD 649.78
Ireland EUR 0.44 EUR 2.19 EUR 4.38 EUR 43.84 EUR 438.41
New Zealand NZD 0.66 NZD 3.31 NZD 6.62 NZD 66.19 NZD 661.90
South Africa ZAR 6.54 ZAR 32.69 ZAR 65.39 ZAR 653.87 ZAR 6,538.66
United Kingdom GBP 0.39 GBP 1.95 GBP 3.90 GBP 39.02 GBP 390.22
United States of America USD 0.48 USD 2.42 USD 4.85 USD 48.48 USD 484.80

Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.

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