The official currency is the Tanzanian Shilling (TZS), divided into 100 cents. The tourism industry prices everything in US Dollars and this is 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. 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 1||TZS 5||TZS 10||TZS 100||TZS 1,000|
|Australia||AUD 0.06||AUD 0.62||AUD 6.18||AUD 61.85||AUD 618.45|
|Canada||CAD 0.06||CAD 0.59||CAD 5.86||CAD 58.57||CAD 585.66|
|Ireland||EUR 0.04||EUR 0.39||EUR 3.89||EUR 38.86||EUR 388.58|
|New Zealand||NZD 0.07||NZD 0.66||NZD 6.58||NZD 65.77||NZD 657.68|
|South Africa||ZAR 0.62||ZAR 6.25||ZAR 62.49||ZAR 624.94||ZAR 6,249.41|
|United Kingdom||GBP 0.03||GBP 0.34||GBP 3.36||GBP 33.64||GBP 336.39|
|United States of America||USD 0.04||USD 0.43||USD 4.35||USD 43.49||USD 434.95|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.