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    Belize - Belize dollar - Currency Guide

     

    Foreign exchange guide to Belize and the Belize dollar (BZD)

    What's in this Belize currency guide?

    1. USD/BZD trend
    2. Forecasts
    3. Travel Belize
    4. Spending BZD
    5. Send to Belize
         

    USD/BZD Trend (90-day)

    USD to BZD at 2.0201 is just above its 90-day average, range 2.0129-2.0229.
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    60-DAYHIGH
     

    The below interactive chart displays the USD/BZD trend and UP DOWN HIGH LOW alerts

     
    USD to BZD Currency Trend Chart
       

    US dollar to Belize dollar - Historical Rates

    USD/BZD wasChangePeriod
    2.0151
    05 Oct 2021
    0% 2 Weeks
    2.0154
    21 Jul 2021
    0% 90 Days
    2.0156
    19 Oct 2020
    0% 1 Year
    2.0019
    20 Oct 2016
    0.7% 5 Years
    1.9932
    22 Oct 2011
    1.1% 10 Years
    2.0000
    24 Oct 2001
    0.8% 20 Years
    USD/BZD change over periods to 19-Oct-2021
     

    $10,000 USD
    =
    BZ$20,201 BZD

    Converted at USD/BZD interbank rate, compare Send Money and Currency Exchange exchange rates.

    USD to BZD - Quick Amounts

    Sell USD   →   Buy BZD
    USD BZD
    $ 1 BZ$ 2.0201
    $ 5 BZ$ 10.10
    $ 10 BZ$ 20.20
    $ 20 BZ$ 40.40
    $ 50 BZ$ 101.01
    $ 100 BZ$ 202.01
    $ 250 BZ$ 505.03
    $ 500 BZ$ 1,010
    $ 1,000 BZ$ 2,020
    $ 2,000 BZ$ 4,040
    $ 5,000 BZ$ 10,101
    $ 10,000 BZ$ 20,201
    $ 20,000 BZ$ 40,402
    $ 50,000 BZ$ 101,005
    $ 100,000 BZ$ 202,010
    USD BZD
    $ 0.4950 BZ$ 1
    $ 2.4750 BZ$ 5
    $ 4.9500 BZ$ 10
    $ 9.9000 BZ$ 20
    $ 24.75 BZ$ 50
    $ 49.50 BZ$ 100
    $ 123.75 BZ$ 250
    $ 247.50 BZ$ 500
    $ 495.00 BZ$ 1,000
    $ 990.00 BZ$ 2,000
    $ 2,475 BZ$ 5,000
    $ 4,950 BZ$ 10,000
    $ 9,900 BZ$ 20,000
    $ 24,750 BZ$ 50,000
    $ 49,500 BZ$ 100,000

    More amounts

     

    Frequently Asked Questions

     

    What currency should I use in Belize?

    The domestic currency in Belize is the Belize dollar.

    What is the Belize dollar currency code and symbol?

    The three letter currency code for the Belize dollar is BZD — symbol is BZ$.

    Which countries use the Belize dollar?

    It is the domestic currency in    Belize.

    Is the Belize dollar a closed currency?

    No, the Belize dollar is freely available and convertible. See guide: What is a closed currency?

     

    Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Belize

    The Belize Dollar (BZD) has been pegged to the US dollar for several decades now. The official rate is 2BZD = 1USD. US dollars are widely accepted throughout the country but don't take large bills as it could be hard to get change back in USD. If you do have BZD and are travelling to bordering countries, its worth noting that BZD is often accepted in the towns immediately across the borders at Melchor de Mencos in Guatemala and Chetumal in Mexico. Be sure to exchange any excess BZDs prior to leaving the country as it will be difficult to change otherwise.

     

    Travel money for Belize

    Save money and time by Ordering your Belize dollar online from Travelex, you get better rates and can pick up the BZD cash locally or even on travel day at the airport.

    Another popular option is to use a Pre-paid Travel Card. Your Debit/Credit Card provider will charge you 2% from market mid-rate, but your bank may also charge an extra 3% as an “Overseas Transaction Charge” plus “Overseas ATM” fees for withdrawing cash.

    For card purchases if offered a choice of currencies always select to Pay in Belize dollar otherwise you may get much worst exchange rates.

     

    Send Money to Belize - Best Rates

    To get a good (and fair) exchange rate when sending money to Belize you need to find and compare exchange rates for International Money Transfers (IMTs).

    The available FX rates for sending money abroad can be very different to the mid-market (wholesale) rate which you see reported online and in the News.

    You should especially compare your own bank's exchange rates to those available from Money Transfer specialists to see how much you can save - we make that calculation easy in the below table.


    Get a better deal for foreign transfers to Belize

    When sending money to Belize it’s important to compare your bank’s rates & fees with those we have negotiated with our partner money transfer providers. To get a better deal you should follow these 4 simple steps :

    1. Open an account with a BER reviewed FX provider (id docs may be required)
    2. You specify the local or Belize dollar amount you want to transfer
    3. Make a local currency domestic transfer for the requested amount to the provider's bank account in your country
    4. Once your funds are received by the provider the converted BZD amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Belize.

    Use the above Send to Belize dollar calculator to compare the exchange rates of FX specialist providers rates versus your bank's standard rates you can hopefully save around 5% and maybe more - end result is more Belize dollar deposited into the recipient bank account and less margins and fees kept by the banks!

    Are there property purchase restrictions for foreigners in Belize?

    There are no restrictions on foreigners buying property in Belize.

    What are Belize property taxes?

    Property taxes are rarely more than $100 to $200 a year.

    What are Belize retirement benefits?

    Belize offers a liberal retirement programme with a variety of benefits, including tax breaks and special residency status.

    How is the infrastructure in Belize?

    The Central American country is seeing increased tourism and therefore development but infrastructure has yet to catch up. Cars are still rare on the island thanks to the barely-paved roads. Most people get around in golf carts.


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