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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