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    Currency in Bolivia BOB - Things to know

    Foreign exchange guide to Bolivia and the Bolivian boliviano


    What currency is used in Bolivia?

    The official currency of Bolivia (country code: BO) is the Bolivian boliviano, with symbol and currency code BOB.

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    Things to know about the Bolivian boliviano

    The currency code "BOB" refers to the Bolivian boliviano, which is the official currency of Bolivia. It is represented by the symbol "Bs" and is abbreviated as BOB. The physical currency consists of coins and banknotes. The coins come in denominations of 1 centavo, 5 centavos, 10 centavos, 20 centavos, and 50 centavos. The banknotes come in denominations of 2 bolivianos, 5 bolivianos, 10 bolivianos, 20 bolivianos, 50 bolivianos, and 100 bolivianos. The banknotes feature images of famous Bolivian historical figures, such as Simon Bolivar and Antonio José de Sucre. The design of the currency is constantly being updated, so the physical appearance of the coins and banknotes may vary slightly over time.

    An example Bolivian boliviano banknote


    Travel money for Bolivia

    Save money and time by Ordering your Bolivian boliviano online from Travelex, you get better rates and can pick up the BOB 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 Bolivian boliviano otherwise you may get much worst exchange rates.


    Travel Ideas and Money Tips for Bolivia

    Bolivia is a country located in South America. It is known for its diverse landscape, which includes the Andes mountains, the Amazon rainforest, and the Atacama Desert. The official language is Spanish, and the country has a diverse culture with a mix of indigenous, Spanish, and African influences. Bolivia has a tropical and subtropical climate, with rainy seasons in the summer and dry seasons in the winter. The country is home to a variety of wildlife, including jaguars, pumas, and flamingos. The main industries in Bolivia include mining, agriculture, and manufacturing. Bolivia is known for its rich natural resources, including tin, silver, and natural gas. It is also known for its traditional handicrafts, including ceramics, textiles, and woodcarvings.


    USD/BOB Market Data

    The below interactive chart displays the USD/BOB change and UP📈 DOWN📉 trends over the past 1 Year.

    1 USD =
    6.9347We compare provider deals to this wholesale mid-market rate. Read more
      1 BOB = 0.1442 USD   (Inverse rate)
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    What currency should I use in Bolivia?

    The domestic currency in Bolivia is the Bolivian boliviano.

    What is the Bolivian boliviano currency code and symbol?

    The three letter currency code for the Bolivian boliviano is BOB.

    Which countries use the Bolivian boliviano?

    It is the domestic currency in    Bolivia.

    Is the Bolivian boliviano a closed currency?

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

    What are equivalent amounts of USD and BOB?

    Here are some popular conversion amounts for USD to BOB (US dollar to Bolivian boliviano)*.

    $ 1 6.9347
    $ 5 34.67
    $ 10 69.35
    $ 20 138.69
    $ 50 346.74
    $ 100 693.47
    $ 250 1,734
    $ 500 3,467
    $ 1,000 6,935
    $ 2,000 13,869
    $ 5,000 34,674
    $ 10,000 69,347
    $ 20,000 138,694
    $ 50,000 346,735
    $ 100,000 693,470
    $ 0.1442 1
    $ 0.7210 5
    $ 1.4420 10
    $ 2.8840 20
    $ 7.2100 50
    $ 14.42 100
    $ 36.05 250
    $ 72.10 500
    $ 144.20 1,000
    $ 288.40 2,000
    $ 721.00 5,000
    $ 1,442 10,000
    $ 2,884 20,000
    $ 7,210 50,000
    $ 14,420 100,000

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    *Converted at the current USDBOB interbank exchange rate. Calculate actual payout amounts for Send Money and Travel Money exchange rates.

    Send Money to Bolivia - Best Rates

    To get a good (and fair) exchange rate when sending money to Bolivia 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 Bolivia

    When sending money to Bolivia 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 Bolivian boliviano 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 BOB amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Bolivia.

    Use the above 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 Bolivian boliviano deposited into the recipient bank account and less margins and fees kept by the banks!


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