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 may offer a better rate of exchange than banks. ATMs are available in major towns and cities. Some 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||AUD 0.06||AUD 0.60||AUD 6.03||AUD 60.31||AUD 603.15|
|Canada||CAD 0.06||CAD 0.60||CAD 5.95||CAD 59.51||CAD 595.07|
|Ireland||EUR 0.04||EUR 0.41||EUR 4.13||EUR 41.30||EUR 413.00|
|New Zealand||NZD 0.06||NZD 0.63||NZD 6.25||NZD 62.52||NZD 625.18|
|South Africa||ZAR 0.66||ZAR 6.65||ZAR 66.47||ZAR 664.72||ZAR 6,647.17|
|United Kingdom||GBP 0.04||GBP 0.35||GBP 3.52||GBP 35.24||GBP 352.37|
|United States of America||USD 0.05||USD 0.46||USD 4.56||USD 45.62||USD 456.20|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
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