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 0.24 AUD 2.45 AUD 24.48 AUD 244.84 AUD 2,448.39
Canada CAD 0.24 CAD 2.42 CAD 24.21 CAD 242.05 CAD 2,420.54
Ireland EUR 0.16 EUR 1.57 EUR 15.74 EUR 157.37 EUR 1,573.65
New Zealand NZD 0.26 NZD 2.61 NZD 26.12 NZD 261.18 NZD 2,611.76
South Africa ZAR 2.87 ZAR 28.66 ZAR 286.63 ZAR 2,866.25 ZAR 28,662.51
United Kingdom GBP 0.12 GBP 1.18 GBP 11.80 GBP 117.99 GBP 1,179.94
United States of America USD 0.17 USD 1.71 USD 17.09 USD 170.88 USD 1,708.82

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

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