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 0.62||AUD 6.21||AUD 62.13||AUD 621.31|
|Canada||CAD 0.06||CAD 0.61||CAD 6.11||CAD 61.11||CAD 611.07|
|Ireland||EUR 0.04||EUR 0.43||EUR 4.34||EUR 43.44||EUR 434.42|
|New Zealand||NZD 0.06||NZD 0.64||NZD 6.43||NZD 64.33||NZD 643.31|
|South Africa||ZAR 0.60||ZAR 5.97||ZAR 59.72||ZAR 597.20||ZAR 5,972.02|
|United Kingdom||GBP 0.04||GBP 0.37||GBP 3.72||GBP 37.25||GBP 372.46|
|United States of America||USD 0.05||USD 0.46||USD 4.57||USD 45.73||USD 457.28|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
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