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 0.66||AUD 3.30||AUD 6.60||AUD 66.05||AUD 660.45|
|Canada||CAD 0.65||CAD 3.27||CAD 6.54||CAD 65.40||CAD 653.98|
|Ireland||EUR 0.45||EUR 2.23||EUR 4.47||EUR 44.66||EUR 446.56|
|New Zealand||NZD 0.72||NZD 3.62||NZD 7.23||NZD 72.31||NZD 723.14|
|South Africa||ZAR 7.53||ZAR 37.66||ZAR 75.33||ZAR 753.29||ZAR 7,532.89|
|United Kingdom||GBP 0.35||GBP 1.73||GBP 3.45||GBP 34.53||GBP 345.33|
|United States of America||USD 0.49||USD 2.45||USD 4.90||USD 49.05||USD 490.46|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
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