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 0.71 AUD 3.56 AUD 7.11 AUD 71.12 AUD 711.17
Canada CAD 0.70 CAD 3.52 CAD 7.03 CAD 70.31 CAD 703.08
Ireland EUR 0.46 EUR 2.29 EUR 4.57 EUR 45.71 EUR 457.09
New Zealand NZD 0.76 NZD 3.79 NZD 7.59 NZD 75.86 NZD 758.62
South Africa ZAR 8.33 ZAR 41.63 ZAR 83.25 ZAR 832.55 ZAR 8,325.46
United Kingdom GBP 0.34 GBP 1.71 GBP 3.43 GBP 34.27 GBP 342.73
United States of America USD 0.50 USD 2.48 USD 4.96 USD 49.64 USD 496.35

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

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