The official currency is the Lilangeni (SZL), plural Emalangeni, which is equal to 100 cents. The South African Rand is also accepted as legal tender (notes only) and is pegged to the Lilangeni (L1=R1). Visitors should exchange any Emalangeni they have left back into their own currency before leaving the country. Travellers cheques are widely accepted and are best taken in US Dollars, Euros or Pounds Sterling, to avoid high commission. American Express, Visa and MasterCard are widely accepted. Banks are generally open Monday to Friday, and some banks are open on Saturdays. Visa ATM machines are available in the main towns.
Currency Exchange Rates
|Swaziland||SZL 1||SZL 5||SZL 10||SZL 100||SZL 1,000|
|Australia||AUD 0.09||AUD 0.44||AUD 0.88||AUD 8.77||AUD 87.68|
|Canada||CAD 0.09||CAD 0.43||CAD 0.87||CAD 8.68||CAD 86.82|
|Ireland||EUR 0.06||EUR 0.30||EUR 0.59||EUR 5.93||EUR 59.28|
|New Zealand||NZD 0.10||NZD 0.48||NZD 0.96||NZD 9.60||NZD 96.00|
|South Africa||ZAR 1.00||ZAR 5.00||ZAR 10.00||ZAR 100.00||ZAR 1,000.01|
|United Kingdom||GBP 0.05||GBP 0.23||GBP 0.46||GBP 4.58||GBP 45.84|
|United States of America||USD 0.07||USD 0.33||USD 0.65||USD 6.51||USD 65.11|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
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