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 0.20 AUD 1.99 AUD 19.94 AUD 199.40 AUD 1,994.02
Canada CAD 0.19 CAD 1.90 CAD 18.95 CAD 189.54 CAD 1,895.40
Ireland EUR 0.13 EUR 1.29 EUR 12.86 EUR 128.57 EUR 1,285.69
New Zealand NZD 0.22 NZD 2.17 NZD 21.68 NZD 216.80 NZD 2,167.99
South Africa ZAR 2.22 ZAR 22.23 ZAR 222.25 ZAR 2,222.52 ZAR 22,225.20
United Kingdom GBP 0.10 GBP 1.01 GBP 10.14 GBP 101.43 GBP 1,014.27
United States of America USD 0.15 USD 1.46 USD 14.63 USD 146.32 USD 1,463.18

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

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