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Foreign Exchange Guide to Belize

Read this currency guide to Belize with money transfer and travel tips.   [USD/BZD=2.0161]

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Belize Dollar
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This is a foreign exchange guide to Belize, the Belize Dollar currency plus BZD transfers and travel tips.

In this Belize currency guide we take a look at :

  1. Belize Dollar info - general info about the Belize Dollar
  2. Belize Dollar in the markets - recent BZD moves and predictions from the FX markets
  3. Travelling in Belize - currency & money saving tips
  4. Buying Belize Dollar cash online - travel money for Belize
  5. Sending money to Belize - save on Belize Dollar bank transfers to Belize
  6. Belize Dollar exchange rates - latest & historic exchange rates.

Belize Dollar (BZD) general currency information

What is the Belize Dollar currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the Belize Dollar is BZD and the symbol is BZ$.

Which countries use the Belize Dollar?

It is the domestic currency in Belize.

Belize Dollar (BZD) in the markets

The interactive chart below shows the USD to BZD exchange rate for the previous 3 months with rate alerts for days when the exchange rate moved up or down significantly or for 30 day highs and lows.

USD-BZD 3 Month chart
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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.


Belize Trip Checklist    

  1. Compare BZD travel cash rates - probably why you are here!
  2. Search Hotel deals - Save on your accomodation in Belize
  3. Lonely Planet - world's best travel guide (coupon and deals)

Sending money to Belize

When searching around for information on how to get a good exchange rate when sending money to Belize you need to start with finding out the latest Belize Dollar foreign-transfer exchange rate.

Then compare your bank's exchange rates to several licensed FX providers exchange rate and fees to see how much you can save (we make that calculation easy here).

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.

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 our Send to BZD 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!


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BZD/USD - Belize Dollar to United States Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Feb 20190.49591 Week
18 Jan 20190.49741 Month
21 Aug 20180.49746 Months
17 Feb 20180.49741 Year
17 Feb 20170.49612 Years
18 Feb 20140.50275 Years
19 Feb 20090.503110 Years

BZD/EUR - Belize Dollar to Euro - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Feb 20190.43791 Week
18 Jan 20190.43751 Month
21 Aug 20180.42976 Months
17 Feb 20180.40091 Year
17 Feb 20170.46742 Years
18 Feb 20140.36545 Years
19 Feb 20090.396610 Years

BZD/GBP - Belize Dollar to British Pound Sterling - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Feb 20190.38341 Week
18 Jan 20190.38621 Month
21 Aug 20180.38556 Months
17 Feb 20180.35461 Year
17 Feb 20170.39972 Years
18 Feb 20140.30145 Years
19 Feb 20090.350810 Years

BZD/JPY - Belize Dollar to Japanese Yen - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Feb 201954.46061 Week
18 Jan 201954.59681 Month
21 Aug 201854.77726 Months
17 Feb 201852.88391 Year
17 Feb 201755.98512 Years
18 Feb 201451.41815 Years
19 Feb 200947.318910 Years

BZD/AUD - Belize Dollar to Australian Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Feb 20190.69831 Week
18 Jan 20190.69391 Month
21 Aug 20180.67586 Months
17 Feb 20180.62921 Year
17 Feb 20170.64702 Years
18 Feb 20140.55725 Years
19 Feb 20090.778310 Years

BZD/CAD - Belize Dollar to Canadian Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Feb 20190.65841 Week
18 Jan 20190.65951 Month
21 Aug 20180.64846 Months
17 Feb 20180.62471 Year
17 Feb 20170.64962 Years
18 Feb 20140.55075 Years
19 Feb 20090.630910 Years

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