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 1.85||AUD 18.47||AUD 184.68||AUD 1,846.77|
|Canada||CAD 0.18||CAD 1.83||CAD 18.29||CAD 182.87||CAD 1,828.66|
|Ireland||EUR 0.12||EUR 1.25||EUR 12.49||EUR 124.87||EUR 1,248.69|
|New Zealand||NZD 0.20||NZD 2.02||NZD 20.22||NZD 202.20||NZD 2,022.04|
|South Africa||ZAR 2.11||ZAR 21.06||ZAR 210.64||ZAR 2,106.35||ZAR 21,063.52|
|United Kingdom||GBP 0.10||GBP 0.97||GBP 9.66||GBP 96.56||GBP 965.62|
|United States of America||USD 0.14||USD 1.37||USD 13.71||USD 137.14||USD 1,371.43|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
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