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 0.07 AUD 0.67 AUD 6.66 AUD 66.58 AUD 665.80
Canada CAD 0.07 CAD 0.66 CAD 6.58 CAD 65.82 CAD 658.22
Ireland EUR 0.04 EUR 0.43 EUR 4.28 EUR 42.79 EUR 427.93
New Zealand NZD 0.07 NZD 0.71 NZD 7.10 NZD 71.02 NZD 710.22
South Africa ZAR 0.78 ZAR 7.79 ZAR 77.94 ZAR 779.43 ZAR 7,794.28
United Kingdom GBP 0.03 GBP 0.32 GBP 3.21 GBP 32.09 GBP 320.86
United States of America USD 0.05 USD 0.46 USD 4.65 USD 46.47 USD 464.68

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

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