The official currency is the Bolivian Boliviano (BOB), which is divided into 100 cents (centavos). Money can be exchanged at bureaux de change in the main centres, at banks and hotels - banks are generally considered the best places to exchange currency. Main centres accept USD, but travellers will need cash when the journey to more remote areas.
Banking facilities are good in the main cities and ATMs cater for Visa and MasterCard and major credit cards such as MasterCard, Dinersclub, Visa, and American Express are accepted in the bigger hotels, restaurants and shops.
Currency Exchange Rates
|Bolivia||BOB 1||BOB 5||BOB 10||BOB 100||BOB 1,000|
|Australia||AUD 0.20||AUD 0.98||AUD 1.97||AUD 19.67||AUD 196.69|
|Canada||CAD 0.20||CAD 0.99||CAD 1.99||CAD 19.87||CAD 198.71|
|Ireland||EUR 0.13||EUR 0.66||EUR 1.31||EUR 13.12||EUR 131.18|
|New Zealand||NZD 0.21||NZD 1.05||NZD 2.09||NZD 20.93||NZD 209.32|
|South Africa||ZAR 1.90||ZAR 9.50||ZAR 18.99||ZAR 189.93||ZAR 1,899.29|
|United Kingdom||GBP 0.11||GBP 0.57||GBP 1.13||GBP 11.35||GBP 113.45|
|United States of America||USD 0.15||USD 0.74||USD 1.47||USD 14.73||USD 147.32|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
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