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 6.05||AUD 60.45||AUD 604.52|
|Canada||CAD 0.06||CAD 0.61||CAD 6.11||CAD 61.07||CAD 610.72|
|Ireland||EUR 0.04||EUR 0.40||EUR 4.03||EUR 40.32||EUR 403.16|
|New Zealand||NZD 0.06||NZD 0.64||NZD 6.43||NZD 64.33||NZD 643.32|
|South Africa||ZAR 0.58||ZAR 5.84||ZAR 58.37||ZAR 583.74||ZAR 5,837.37|
|United Kingdom||GBP 0.03||GBP 0.35||GBP 3.49||GBP 34.87||GBP 348.69|
|United States of America||USD 0.05||USD 0.45||USD 4.53||USD 45.28||USD 452.79|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
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