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 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 0.61 AUD 6.10 AUD 61.00 AUD 609.98
Canada CAD 0.06 CAD 0.58 CAD 5.80 CAD 57.98 CAD 579.81
Ireland EUR 0.04 EUR 0.39 EUR 3.93 EUR 39.33 EUR 393.30
New Zealand NZD 0.07 NZD 0.66 NZD 6.63 NZD 66.32 NZD 663.20
South Africa ZAR 0.68 ZAR 6.80 ZAR 67.99 ZAR 679.88 ZAR 6,798.81
United Kingdom GBP 0.03 GBP 0.31 GBP 3.10 GBP 31.03 GBP 310.27
United States of America USD 0.04 USD 0.45 USD 4.48 USD 44.76 USD 447.59

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

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