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Belize - Belize dollar - Currency Guide


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


USD/BZD Trend (90-day)

USDBZD at 2.0156 is near its 90-day average, range 2.0042-2.0258.
1-DAY-0.5% (1d)90-DAYHIGH (2d)
Recent USD to BZD Trend + Alerts

The above interactive chart shows the USD/BZD Exchange Rate, Trends and Alerts - UP DOWN HIGH LOW


BZD News, Forecasts and Trends

US dollar to Belize dollar - Historical Rates

28 Apr 2021
0% ▲1 Week
05 Apr 2021
0.1% ▲30 Days
04 Feb 2021
0% ▲90 Days
05 May 2020
0% ▲1 Year
06 May 2016
1% ▲5 Years
08 May 2011
1.1% ▲10 Years

USD/BZD 10 year historic rates & change to 05-May-2021 : 2.0156


$10,000 USD
BZ$20,156 BZD

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

US dollar to Belize dollar - Quick Convert

$ 1 BZ$ 2.0156
$ 5 BZ$ 10.08
$ 10 BZ$ 20.16
$ 20 BZ$ 40.31
$ 50 BZ$ 100.78
$ 100 BZ$ 201.56
$ 250 BZ$ 503.90
$ 500 BZ$ 1,008
$ 1,000 BZ$ 2,016
$ 2,000 BZ$ 4,031
$ 5,000 BZ$ 10,078
$ 10,000 BZ$ 20,156
$ 50,000 BZ$ 100,780
$ 100,000 BZ$ 201,560
More amounts
$ 0.4961 BZ$ 1
$ 2.4805 BZ$ 5
$ 4.9610 BZ$ 10
$ 9.9220 BZ$ 20
$ 24.81 BZ$ 50
$ 49.61 BZ$ 100
$ 124.03 BZ$ 250
$ 248.05 BZ$ 500
$ 496.10 BZ$ 1,000
$ 992.20 BZ$ 2,000
$ 2,481 BZ$ 5,000
$ 4,961 BZ$ 10,000
$ 24,805 BZ$ 50,000
$ 49,610 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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