Bolivia Currency


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 AUD 0.20 AUD 1.01 AUD 2.02 AUD 20.20 AUD 201.95
Canada CAD 0.20 CAD 0.99 CAD 1.99 CAD 19.86 CAD 198.62
Ireland EUR 0.14 EUR 0.71 EUR 1.41 EUR 14.12 EUR 141.20
New Zealand NZD 0.21 NZD 1.05 NZD 2.09 NZD 20.91 NZD 209.10
South Africa ZAR 1.94 ZAR 9.71 ZAR 19.41 ZAR 194.11 ZAR 1,941.14
United Kingdom GBP 0.12 GBP 0.61 GBP 1.21 GBP 12.11 GBP 121.06
United States of America USD 0.15 USD 0.74 USD 1.49 USD 14.86 USD 148.63

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

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