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 0.58||AUD 5.82||AUD 58.22||AUD 582.17|
|Canada||CAD 0.06||CAD 0.57||CAD 5.69||CAD 56.88||CAD 568.82|
|Ireland||EUR 0.04||EUR 0.38||EUR 3.77||EUR 37.73||EUR 377.34|
|New Zealand||NZD 0.06||NZD 0.63||NZD 6.30||NZD 62.98||NZD 629.77|
|South Africa||ZAR 0.56||ZAR 5.55||ZAR 55.52||ZAR 555.22||ZAR 5,552.22|
|United Kingdom||GBP 0.03||GBP 0.33||GBP 3.31||GBP 33.12||GBP 331.24|
|United States of America||USD 0.04||USD 0.44||USD 4.41||USD 44.08||USD 440.77|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.