Tanzania Currency


The official currency is the Tanzanian Shilling (TZS), divided into 100 cents. The tourism industry prices everything in US Dollars and they are the preferred unit of currency. Money can be exchanged in larger towns; foreign exchange bureaux usually offer a better rate of exchange than banks. ATMs are available in major towns and cities. Major lodges, some hotels and travel agents in urban areas accept credit cards, but these should not be relied on and can incur a surcharge.

Currency Exchange Rates

Tanzania TZS 100 TZS 1,000 TZS 10,000 TZS 100,000 TZS 1,000,000
Australia A$ 0.06 A$ 0.59 A$ 5.92 A$ 59.17 A$ 591.72
Canada C$ 0.06 C$ 0.56 C$ 5.59 C$ 55.92 C$ 559.21
Ireland € 0.04 € 0.40 € 3.98 € 39.83 € 398.33
New Zealand NZ$ 0.07 NZ$ 0.66 NZ$ 6.57 NZ$ 65.73 NZ$ 657.33
South Africa R 0.55 R 5.49 R 54.94 R 549.44 R 5,494.36
United Kingdom £ 0.03 £ 0.29 £ 2.85 £ 28.52 £ 285.18
United States of America US$ 0.04 US$ 0.44 US$ 4.39 US$ 43.92 US$ 439.22

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

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