The unit of currency is the Botswana Pula (BWP), which is divided into 100 Thebe. The word 'Pula' means rain and 'Thebe' means shield. The shield appears on the national coat of arms. Major credit cards are widely accepted, and foreign currency are accepted at most large hotels and lodges. There are banks and exchange bureaux in all the main towns, as well as ATM machines.
Currency Exchange Rates
|Botswana||BWP 1||BWP 5||BWP 10||BWP 100||BWP 1,000|
|Australia||AUD 0.12||AUD 0.60||AUD 1.21||AUD 12.05||AUD 120.54|
|Canada||CAD 0.12||CAD 0.59||CAD 1.19||CAD 11.87||CAD 118.70|
|Ireland||EUR 0.08||EUR 0.41||EUR 0.82||EUR 8.23||EUR 82.33|
|New Zealand||NZD 0.13||NZD 0.63||NZD 1.25||NZD 12.53||NZD 125.26|
|South Africa||ZAR 1.31||ZAR 6.55||ZAR 13.10||ZAR 131.05||ZAR 1,310.49|
|United Kingdom||GBP 0.07||GBP 0.34||GBP 0.69||GBP 6.89||GBP 68.93|
|United States of America||USD 0.09||USD 0.46||USD 0.92||USD 9.21||USD 92.05|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
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