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 1.80||AUD 17.98||AUD 179.78||AUD 1,797.80|
|Canada||CAD 0.18||CAD 1.85||CAD 18.50||CAD 184.95||CAD 1,849.54|
|Ireland||EUR 0.12||EUR 1.25||EUR 12.48||EUR 124.79||EUR 1,247.89|
|New Zealand||NZD 0.19||NZD 1.88||NZD 18.84||NZD 188.40||NZD 1,884.04|
|South Africa||ZAR 1.86||ZAR 18.61||ZAR 186.12||ZAR 1,861.18||ZAR 18,611.77|
|United Kingdom||GBP 0.11||GBP 1.11||GBP 11.11||GBP 111.07||GBP 1,110.72|
|United States of America||USD 0.14||USD 1.38||USD 13.80||USD 137.99||USD 1,379.95|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
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