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 0.69||AUD 3.47||AUD 6.94||AUD 69.37||AUD 693.67|
|Canada||CAD 0.68||CAD 3.41||CAD 6.82||CAD 68.22||CAD 682.24|
|Ireland||EUR 0.49||EUR 2.43||EUR 4.85||EUR 48.50||EUR 485.02|
|New Zealand||NZD 0.72||NZD 3.59||NZD 7.18||NZD 71.82||NZD 718.23|
|South Africa||ZAR 6.67||ZAR 33.34||ZAR 66.68||ZAR 666.76||ZAR 6,667.59|
|United Kingdom||GBP 0.42||GBP 2.08||GBP 4.16||GBP 41.58||GBP 415.84|
|United States of America||USD 0.51||USD 2.55||USD 5.11||USD 51.05||USD 510.54|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
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