Your Guide to Bolivia Money

Bolivia money has a favourable exchange rate for travellers, as you will find that your money will stretch a lot further.

Be careful that you do not always have large notes though, because shop owners are not very fond of changing large notes for smaller ones. This seems to be a general problem with currencies not only in Bolivia, but in other South American countries too.

Bolivian money is called the Boliviano (Bs) and is denominated as follows:

Bolivia money

Coins
  • 1
  • 2
  • 5
  • 10
  • 20
  • 50

Notes
  • 1
  • 5
  • 10
  • 20
  • 50
  • 100
  • 200


How to Access Money in Bolivia

One thing to remember in Bolivia is that ATM's are not as accessible like other countries on the continent. They are regulrarly available in the larger cities, but not so available in the smaller towns or villages.

Bolivian Money Exchange

Use the currency converter below to find out what teh current exchange rate is.



Be careful for Counterfiet Notes

1. Bolivian notes have pictures and writing on them so check the notes when you are given one. Fakes are often badly printed so the pictures will be faded and the words have letters overlapped and faded

2. Hold the note in the air or under a light and see if the watermark of the face is clear and precise. If not, it might be fake

3. You will see a dashed line on real notes that runs from top to bottom of the note. This is of a different material and a fake will either not have it at all, or the attempt will be poor

4. Hold the note into the air or under a light and angle it backwards and forwards. The currency value in the corner should change colour. If it doesn't - question it

5. Feel the note and identify the indentations on the note, like around the hair of the person. If there are no indentations it is probably a fake