Malawi Currency


The official currency is the Malawi Kwacha (MWK), which is divided into 100 tambalas. Foreign currencies are accepted by banks, authorised hotels and other institutions in the main town centres; bureaux de change are also available. The US Dollar is the easiest currency to exchange. Credit cards are not widely accepted and ATMs are scarce and should not be relied upon. Exchanging currency on the black market is not recommended.

Currency Exchange Rates

Malawi MWK 100 MWK 1,000 MWK 10,000 MWK 100,000 MWK 1,000,000
Australia AUD 0.18 AUD 1.82 AUD 18.24 AUD 182.41 AUD 1,824.14
Canada CAD 0.18 CAD 1.80 CAD 18.00 CAD 179.97 CAD 1,799.72
Ireland EUR 0.12 EUR 1.25 EUR 12.49 EUR 124.91 EUR 1,249.07
New Zealand NZD 0.19 NZD 1.89 NZD 18.91 NZD 189.08 NZD 1,890.78
South Africa ZAR 2.01 ZAR 20.10 ZAR 201.03 ZAR 2,010.35 ZAR 20,103.48
United Kingdom GBP 0.11 GBP 1.07 GBP 10.66 GBP 106.57 GBP 1,065.70
United States of America USD 0.14 USD 1.38 USD 13.80 USD 137.97 USD 1,379.73

Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.

Become our Malawi Travel Expert

We are looking for contributors for our Malawi travel guide. If you are a local, a regular traveller to Malawi or a travel professional with time to contribute and answer occasional forum questions, please contact us.