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 0.60||AUD 6.03||AUD 60.30||AUD 603.04|
|Canada||CAD 0.06||CAD 0.57||CAD 5.68||CAD 56.80||CAD 567.96|
|Ireland||EUR 0.04||EUR 0.38||EUR 3.76||EUR 37.59||EUR 375.87|
|New Zealand||NZD 0.06||NZD 0.63||NZD 6.28||NZD 62.78||NZD 627.82|
|South Africa||ZAR 0.61||ZAR 6.07||ZAR 60.74||ZAR 607.41||ZAR 6,074.06|
|United Kingdom||GBP 0.03||GBP 0.32||GBP 3.23||GBP 32.34||GBP 323.36|
|United States of America||USD 0.04||USD 0.43||USD 4.27||USD 42.73||USD 427.32|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.