The unit of currency is the Belize Dollar (BZD), which is fixed against the US$ as BZ$2 = US$1. Most tourist resorts, hotels, restaurants and tour operators accept US currency. Credit cards are also accepted, and most banks in Belize City and Belmopan will advance cash against Visa or MasterCard. When using credit cards most establishments will add a five percent service charge to the bill. First Caribbean International Bank has several ATMs in Belize City. Always make sure you understand which dollar rate is being quoted, either Belize Dollars or US Dollars.
Currency Exchange Rates
|Belize||BZD 1||BZD 5||BZD 10||BZD 100||BZD 1,000|
|Australia||AUD 0.65||AUD 3.24||AUD 6.47||AUD 64.71||AUD 647.12|
|Canada||CAD 0.65||CAD 3.26||CAD 6.53||CAD 65.28||CAD 652.83|
|Ireland||EUR 0.41||EUR 2.04||EUR 4.08||EUR 40.76||EUR 407.62|
|New Zealand||NZD 0.69||NZD 3.47||NZD 6.94||NZD 69.41||NZD 694.15|
|South Africa||ZAR 5.95||ZAR 29.74||ZAR 59.49||ZAR 594.89||ZAR 5,948.89|
|United Kingdom||GBP 0.36||GBP 1.82||GBP 3.64||GBP 36.37||GBP 363.72|
|United States of America||USD 0.50||USD 2.52||USD 5.05||USD 50.45||USD 504.54|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.