Belize - Belize Dollar - Currency Guide

This is a currency guide to Belize, the Belize Dollar currency plus sending (BZD) transfers and travel tips for Belize.

 
 
CountryBelize
FlagBelize
Country CodeBZ
Domestic Currency Belize Dollar
Currency SymbolBZ$
Currency CodeBZD
Exchange RateUSD/BZD = 2.0301
Telephone Prefix+501

Quick Conversions from US Dollar to Belize Dollar

USD

BZD

U$ 1
BZ$ 2.0301
U$ 5
BZ$ 10.15
U$ 10
BZ$ 20.30
U$ 20
BZ$ 40.60
U$ 50
BZ$ 101.51
U$ 100
BZ$ 203.01
U$ 250
BZ$ 507.53
U$ 500
BZ$ 1,015
U$ 1,000
BZ$ 2,030
U$ 2,000
BZ$ 4,060
U$ 5,000
BZ$ 10,151
U$ 10,000
BZ$ 20,301
U$ 50,000
BZ$ 101,505
U$ 100,000
BZ$ 203,010
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USD

BZD

U$ 0.4926
BZ$ 1
U$ 2.4630
BZ$ 5
U$ 4.9260
BZ$ 10
U$ 9.8520
BZ$ 20
U$ 24.63
BZ$ 50
U$ 49.26
BZ$ 100
U$ 123.15
BZ$ 250
U$ 246.30
BZ$ 500
U$ 492.60
BZ$ 1,000
U$ 985.20
BZ$ 2,000
U$ 2,463
BZ$ 5,000
U$ 4,926
BZ$ 10,000
U$ 24,630
BZ$ 50,000
U$ 49,260
BZ$ 100,000
More amounts

To calculate specific USD/BZD amounts use our Convert USD to BZD quick calculator.

Belize Currency Info


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$.

How much is U$100 US Dollars in Belize Dollars?

U$ 100 converts to BZ$ 203.01

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?


Belize Dollar (BZD) in the markets

The interactive chart below shows the USD to BZD exchange rate and trend for the previous 3 months:

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USD/BZD at 2.0301 was trading 0.8% above AVG:2.0149 with LO:1.9786 and HI:2.0301 (90 days). ALERTS: USD/BZD was UP 2.6% this 4-DAY period and also rose to 90-DAY HIGHS.
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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 Dollars 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 Dollars otherwise you may get much worst exchange rates.

 

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  1. Compare BZD travel cash rates - probably why you are here!
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  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 Belize Dollars 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 Dollars deposited into the recipient bank account and less margins and fees kept by the banks!

 

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Belize Dollar to US Dollar - Historical Rates

PeriodBZD/USDDate
1 Day0.505429 Mar 2020
7 Day0.501223 Mar 2020
30 Day0.496329 Feb 2020
3 Month0.496231 Dec 2019
1 Year0.500031 Mar 2019
5 Year0.500501 Apr 2015
10 Year0.503102 Apr 2010

Belize Dollar to Euro - Historical Rates

PeriodBZD/EURDate
1 Day0.453829 Mar 2020
7 Day0.465723 Mar 2020
30 Day0.450129 Feb 2020
3 Month0.442331 Dec 2019
1 Year0.445531 Mar 2019
5 Year0.464701 Apr 2015
10 Year0.372702 Apr 2010

Belize Dollar to Pound Sterling - 10 Year History

PeriodBZD/GBPDate
1 Day0.405929 Mar 2020
7 Day0.432323 Mar 2020
30 Day0.387129 Feb 2020
3 Month0.374231 Dec 2019
1 Year0.384031 Mar 2019
5 Year0.337501 Apr 2015
10 Year0.330702 Apr 2010

Belize Dollar to Australian Dollar - Historical Rates

PeriodBZD/AUDDate
1 Day0.818229 Mar 2020
7 Day0.853123 Mar 2020
30 Day0.762629 Feb 2020
3 Month0.707431 Dec 2019
1 Year0.703031 Mar 2019
5 Year0.658301 Apr 2015
10 Year0.547702 Apr 2010

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