Foreign exchange guide to Bolivia and the Bolivian boliviano
What's in this Bolivia currency guide?
The official currency of Bolivia (country code: BO) is the Bolivian boliviano, with symbol and currency code BOB.
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.
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.
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.
The domestic currency in Bolivia is the Bolivian boliviano.
The three letter currency code for the Bolivian boliviano is BOB.
It is the domestic currency in   Bolivia.
No, the Bolivian boliviano is freely available and convertible. See guide: What is a closed currency?
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.
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 :
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!