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 0.18 AUD 1.80 AUD 18.01 AUD 180.12 AUD 1,801.21
Canada CAD 0.18 CAD 1.77 CAD 17.74 CAD 177.37 CAD 1,773.70
Ireland EUR 0.12 EUR 1.23 EUR 12.30 EUR 123.02 EUR 1,230.24
New Zealand NZD 0.19 NZD 1.87 NZD 18.72 NZD 187.16 NZD 1,871.64
South Africa ZAR 1.96 ZAR 19.58 ZAR 195.82 ZAR 1,958.20 ZAR 19,581.99
United Kingdom GBP 0.10 GBP 1.03 GBP 10.30 GBP 103.00 GBP 1,029.97
United States of America USD 0.14 USD 1.38 USD 13.75 USD 137.55 USD 1,375.50

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

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