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Travel advise: payments in Bolivia
Jet off well-informed to Bolivia. Here are some handy facts about cash and card payments in Bolivia.
Most vendors in Bolivia don’t accept international credit and debit card payments, but some international hotels, luxury stores and larger supermarkets do.
Card payments are more widely accepted in the tourist-heavy areas of Bolivia, such as in Sucre, La Paz, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Copacabana and Lake Titicaca.
If you are going to pay by card in Bolivia: Be aware of currency conversion fees and bank fees for card payments: Your bank's BOB to GBP exchange rate may be quite bad. This is how banks make money. Before using your bank card for payments in Latin America it's certainly a good idea to contact your bank. This will avoid your card becoming blocked due to international transactions that your bank may find suspicious.
You’ll need cash for most purchases in Bolivia. We recommend that you take a good amount of Bolivian Bolivianos cash with you on your trip to Bolivia.
The cost of living in Bolivia is very cheap. On average, prices in Bolivia are 48% lower than prices in the UK.
A coffee in a cafe in La Paz will cost around Bs15 - Bs20 BOB. For a three-course meal expect to pay around Bs80 to Bs120 Bolivianos.
When visiting Bolivia as a tourist, you are expected to leave a tip. We recommend that you add 10% to 15% to the bill, provided of course that you enjoyed the service.
Make sure to tip in cash, either rounding the bill or adding a few coins or small denomination Bolivianos banknotes.
Banknotes in Bolivia
A new series of Bolivian Bolivianos banknotes was issued in 2018. These banknotes circulate alongside the previously issued Bolivianos notes. Both types are dated 1986, and both types are accepted.
Banknotes in use in Bolivia have the following denominations: Bs10, Bs20, Bs50, Bs100 and Bs200 BOB. The Bs5 and Bs2 banknotes were replaced by coins.
Coins in Bolivia
Bolivian coins range from 5 centavos (0.05 BOB) to 5 Bolivianos. There are 100 centavos in one boliviano.
Bolivia's currency import and export regulations
There are no restrictions on the amount of Bolivianos you can take into Bolivia. You need to make a cash declaration if you are importing over $10,000 USD worth in currency.
When departing from Bolivia you can export up to the value imported and declared upon arrival.
Ordering Bolivian Bolivianos online
Order Bolivian Bolivianos online and have them delivered fast and securely to your home or office, with Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed®. Or pick them up from our travel money shop near Heathrow. Click here to buy Bolivian Bolivianos online.
Selling back Bolivian Bolivianos
If you have Bolivian Bolivianos to sell, follow this link to exchange Bolivian Bolivianos to Pounds, click on 'sell currency' and select 'BOB Bolivian Boliviano'. We'll pay good rates for your leftover Bolivian Bolivianos.