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    Botswana - Botswanan pula - Currency Guide


    Foreign exchange guide to Botswana and the Botswanan pula (BWP)

    What's in this Botswana currency guide?

    1. USD/BWP trend
    2. Forecasts
    3. Travel Botswana
    4. Spending BWP
    5. Send to Botswana

    USD/BWP Trend (90-day)

    USD to BWP at 11.18 is just above its 90-day average, range 10.90-11.34.

    The below interactive chart displays the USD/BWP trend and UP DOWN HIGH LOW alerts

    USD to BWP Currency Trend Chart

    US dollar to Botswanan pula - Historical Rates

    USD/BWP wasChangePeriod
    05 Oct 2021
    1.3% 2 Weeks
    21 Jul 2021
    0.5% 90 Days
    19 Oct 2020
    2.5% 1 Year
    20 Oct 2016
    4.5% 5 Years
    22 Oct 2011
    50.5% 10 Years
    24 Oct 2001
    89.7% 20 Years
    USD/BWP change over periods to 19-Oct-2021

    $10,000 USD
    P111,415 BWP

    Converted at USD/BWP interbank rate, compare Send Money and Currency Exchange exchange rates.

    USD to BWP - Quick Amounts

    Sell USD   →   Buy BWP
    $ 1 P 11.14
    $ 5 P 55.70
    $ 10 P 111.40
    $ 20 P 222.80
    $ 50 P 557.00
    $ 100 P 1,114
    $ 250 P 2,785
    $ 500 P 5,570
    $ 1,000 P 11,140
    $ 2,000 P 22,280
    $ 5,000 P 55,700
    $ 10,000 P 111,400
    $ 20,000 P 222,800
    $ 50,000 P 557,000
    $ 100,000 P 1,114,000
    $ 0.0898 P 1
    $ 0.4488 P 5
    $ 0.8976 P 10
    $ 1.7951 P 20
    $ 4.4878 P 50
    $ 8.9755 P 100
    $ 22.44 P 250
    $ 44.88 P 500
    $ 89.76 P 1,000
    $ 179.51 P 2,000
    $ 448.78 P 5,000
    $ 897.55 P 10,000
    $ 1,795 P 20,000
    $ 4,488 P 50,000
    $ 8,976 P 100,000

    More amounts


    Frequently Asked Questions


    What currency should I use in Botswana?

    The domestic currency in Botswana is the Botswanan pula.

    What is the Botswanan pula currency code and symbol?

    The three letter currency code for the Botswanan pula is BWP — symbol is P.

    Which countries use the Botswanan pula?

    It is the domestic currency in    Botswana.

    Is the Botswanan pula a closed currency?

    No, the Botswanan pula is freely available and convertible. See guide: What is a closed currency?


    Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Botswana

    Travel money for Botswana

    Save money and time by Ordering your Botswanan pula online from Travelex, you get better rates and can pick up the BWP cash locally or even on travel day at the airport.

    Another popular option is to use a Pre-paid Travel Card. Your Debit/Credit Card provider will charge you 2% from market mid-rate, but your bank may also charge an extra 3% as an “Overseas Transaction Charge” plus “Overseas ATM” fees for withdrawing cash.

    For card purchases if offered a choice of currencies always select to Pay in Botswanan pula otherwise you may get much worst exchange rates.


    Send Money to Botswana - Best Rates

    To get a good (and fair) exchange rate when sending money to Botswana you need to find and compare exchange rates for International Money Transfers (IMTs).

    The available FX rates for sending money abroad can be very different to the mid-market (wholesale) rate which you see reported online and in the News.

    You should especially compare your own bank's exchange rates to those available from Money Transfer specialists to see how much you can save - we make that calculation easy in the below table.

    Get a better deal for foreign transfers to Botswana

    When sending money to Botswana it’s important to compare your bank’s rates & fees with those we have negotiated with our partner money transfer providers. To get a better deal you should follow these 4 simple steps :

    1. Open an account with a BER reviewed FX provider (id docs may be required)
    2. You specify the local or Botswanan pula amount you want to transfer
    3. Make a local currency domestic transfer for the requested amount to the provider's bank account in your country
    4. Once your funds are received by the provider the converted BWP amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Botswana.

    Use the above Send to Botswanan pula calculator to compare the exchange rates of FX specialist providers rates versus your bank's standard rates you can hopefully save around 5% and maybe more - end result is more Botswanan pula deposited into the recipient bank account and less margins and fees kept by the banks!

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