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 6.07||AUD 60.71||AUD 607.08|
|Canada||CAD 0.06||CAD 0.59||CAD 5.91||CAD 59.07||CAD 590.72|
|Ireland||EUR 0.04||EUR 0.42||EUR 4.22||EUR 42.21||EUR 422.10|
|New Zealand||NZD 0.06||NZD 0.64||NZD 6.38||NZD 63.79||NZD 637.91|
|South Africa||ZAR 0.61||ZAR 6.11||ZAR 61.12||ZAR 611.17||ZAR 6,111.70|
|United Kingdom||GBP 0.04||GBP 0.37||GBP 3.68||GBP 36.76||GBP 367.59|
|United States of America||USD 0.04||USD 0.45||USD 4.47||USD 44.68||USD 446.81|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
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