US Dollar to Tanzanian Shilling Exchange Rate

Live Rate

= TSh 2296.2000

Refreshing in: 60s | Mon, Oct 21, 10:40AM GMT

  • Cheap transfers
  • Bank-beating exchange rates
  • Safe and reliable
WorldRemit International Money Transfers

Why we like: WorldRemit

Send money to 140+ countries for bank deposit, instant e-wallet, mobile top-up or cash pickup at 30,000+ agent locations worldwide.

Your first transfer is free with the code FINDER.

  • Low upfront fees and exchange rates.
  • Easy to use with round-the-clock help.
  • Get cash to family and friends in minutes.

    How can I get the best exchange rate between the US dollar and the Tanzanian shilling?

    Due to restrictions in place by the Tanzanian government dealing with currency, there aren’t many options for exchanging foreign currency into Tanzanian shillings outside of Tanzania — the exchange needs to happen after you arrive in the country.

    The best exchange rate for cash exchanges between USD and TZS are typically found at foreign exchange offices located throughout the major cities in Tanzania. Rates there are reported to be much better than what hotels or banks will offer. New and clean looking $50 and $100 bills will get you the best rates.

    Traveler’s checks are no longer accepted in Tanzania, so you’ll need to rely on either a debit or credit card, or cash. US dollars are often accepted and sometimes even preferred by the locals, but make sure you get a fair exchange rate. Many travelers also report that US dollar bills must be issued after 2006.

    If you’re looking to send money from the US to someone in Tanzania, online service providers will be your best bet. Money transfer companies usually offer fair exchange rates and transparent fees with transaction times that are typically faster than banks.

    US Dollar

    The US dollar is the most traded currency in the world. The world’s unofficial reserve currency, it can be found in most major currency pairs. In forex, it’s an important benchmark and target rate for countries that fix or peg their currencies against its value. It is also used as the standard currency for oil, precious metals and other commodities.
    Currency:US Dollar
    Currency Symbol:$
    Sub unit:cents
    Bank notes:$1, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100
    Coins:1c, 5c, 10c, 25c, 50c

    Tanzanian Shilling

    The shilling is the official currency of East African country Tanzania. This purchasing power of this currency tends to fluctuate along with prices for food items produced by the country, including maize, sorghum, lentils and beans.
    Currency:Tanzanian Shilling
    Currency Symbol:TSh
    Sub unit:senti
    Bank notes:500, 1000, 2000, 5000, 10,000 shilingi
    Coins:50, 100, 200, 500 shilingi

    What affects exchange rates between the US dollar and the Tanzanian shilling?

    As a floating currency, the exchange rate between US dollars and Tanzanian shillings is determined by the foreign exchange market. Positive economic news coming out of Tanzania will usually boost the value of the shilling, while negative economic news will cause it to go lower when compared to the US dollar.

    Mining, particularly for gold, is the most important industry for Tanzanian exports. Rising gold prices will normally contribute to a stronger shilling against the dollar. The export of agricultural products like tobacco and coffee have a big impact on keeping up the value of the shilling compared to the dollar as well.

    Lastly, interest rates in both the United States and Tanzania are extremely important for the exchange rate between the two currencies. Rising interest rates in either one of the countries will usually lead to a stronger currency as well.

    Send money from USD to TZS

    Min. Transfer Amount Transfer Speed Online Transfer Fee Rate Amount Received Description CTA Details
    USD 1 Within an hour USD 3.99 2286.556 TZS 11,423,656 Use promo code 3FREE to send your first 3 transfers with no fee. Send to 110+ countries for bank-to-bank deposit, cash pickup or mobile top-up. Go to site Show details
    USD 1,000 1 day USD 0.00 2273.238 TZS 11,366,190 No-maximum limit transfers with competitive exchange rates for 100+ currencies. Go to site Show details

    Compare up to 4 providers

    How does the Tanzanian shilling trade against the US dollar historically?

    Since 2000, the Tanzanian shilling has lost a significant amount of its buying power in terms of US dollars. From being valued at just below 800 shillings per dollar back then, it’s now dropped to a level of 2,250 shillings per one dollar in 2018.

    The sharpest drop in value during this period happened between 2014 and 2015 when the exchange rate moved from 1,650 shillings per dollar to 2,100 shillings per dollar in less than a year.

    US Dollar to the Tanzanian Shilling for the last 10 days

    Oct 11 Oct 12 Oct 13 Oct 14 Oct 15 Oct 16 Oct 17 Oct 18 Oct 19 Oct 20
    1 USD = 2302.1000 Inverse: 0.0004 2302.1000 Inverse: 0.0004 2302.1000 Inverse: 0.0004 2300.6257 Inverse: 0.0004 2300.7284 Inverse: 0.0004 2299.5937 Inverse: 0.0004 2298.2671 Inverse: 0.0004 2297.1000 Inverse: 0.0004 2297.1000 Inverse: 0.0004 2297.1000 Inverse: 0.0004

    US Dollar to the Tanzanian Shilling for the last 10 months

    Dec 2018 Jan 2019 Feb 2019 Mar 2019 Apr 2019 May 2019 Jun 2019 Jul 2019 Aug 2019 Sep 2019
    1 USD = 2300.2000 Inverse: 0.0004 2308.2000 Inverse: 0.0004 2332.1007 Inverse: 0.0004 2343.2846 Inverse: 0.0004 2305.0850 Inverse: 0.0004 2296.4000 Inverse: 0.0004 2304.0002 Inverse: 0.0004 2300.5321 Inverse: 0.0004 2299.1000 Inverse: 0.0004 2299.5501 Inverse: 0.0004

    US Dollar to the Tanzanian Shilling for the last 10 years

    Oct 2009 Oct 2010 Oct 2011 Oct 2012 Oct 2013 Oct 2014 Oct 2015 Oct 2016 Oct 2017 Oct 2018
    1 USD = 1318.5022 Inverse: 0.0008 1494.0020 Inverse: 0.0007 1718.6288 Inverse: 0.0006 1579.5718 Inverse: 0.0006 1609.6415 Inverse: 0.0006 1690.4167 Inverse: 0.0006 2192.2333 Inverse: 0.0005 2182.3833 Inverse: 0.0005 2248.1000 Inverse: 0.0004 2288.3000 Inverse: 0.0004

    Ask an Expert

    You are about to post a question on

    • Do not enter personal information (eg. surname, phone number, bank details) as your question will be made public
    • is a financial comparison and information service, not a bank or product provider
    • We cannot provide you with personal advice or recommendations
    • Your answer might already be waiting – check previous questions below to see if yours has already been asked provides guides and information on a range of products and services. Because our content is not financial advice, we suggest talking with a professional before you make any decision.

    By submitting your comment or question, you agree to our Privacy and Cookies Policy and Terms of Use.

    Questions and responses on are not provided, paid for or otherwise endorsed by any bank or brand. These banks and brands are not responsible for ensuring that comments are answered or accurate.
    Go to site