The official currency is the Boliviano (BOB), which is divided into 100 centavos, and is tied to the US Dollar. Money can be exchanged at exchange bureaux called casio de cambios in the main centres, at banks and hotels. Banking facilities are good in the main cities and ATMs cater for Visa, Cirrus and MasterCard. Many hotels and other tourist-oriented institutions accept US Dollars. Major credit cards, including MasterCard, Diners, Visa and American Express, are accepted in the bigger hotels, restaurants and shops. Travellers cheques can be exchanged in casio de cambios in the major cities and are best taken in US Dollars to avoid additional charges.
Currency Exchange Rates
|Bolivia||BOB 1||BOB 5||BOB 10||BOB 100||BOB 1,000|
|Australia||A$ 0.18||A$ 0.88||A$ 1.77||A$ 17.69||A$ 176.88|
|Canada||C$ 0.17||C$ 0.86||C$ 1.71||C$ 17.10||C$ 171.02|
|Ireland||€ 0.12||€ 0.62||€ 1.24||€ 12.43||€ 124.33|
|New Zealand||NZ$ 0.19||NZ$ 0.96||NZ$ 1.91||NZ$ 19.10||NZ$ 191.02|
|South Africa||R 1.68||R 8.39||R 16.78||R 167.76||R 1,677.58|
|United Kingdom||£ 0.09||£ 0.45||£ 0.90||£ 9.03||£ 90.27|
|United States of America||US$ 0.14||US$ 0.71||US$ 1.42||US$ 14.16||US$ 141.64|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
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