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Botswana - Botswanan pula - Currency Guide


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


USD/BWP Trend (90-day)

USDBWP at 10.87 has fallen 0.6% below its 90-day average, range 10.77-11.22.
14-DAYHIGH (5d)
Recent USD to BWP Trend + Alerts

The above interactive chart shows the USD/BWP Exchange Rate, Trends and Alerts - UP DOWN HIGH LOW


BWP News, Forecasts and Trends

US dollar to Botswanan pula - Historical Rates

30 Apr 2021
0.1% ▲1 Week
07 Apr 2021
0.6% ▼30 Days
06 Feb 2021
1.1% ▼90 Days
07 May 2020
10.9% ▼1 Year
08 May 2016
1.3% ▲5 Years
10 May 2011
67.4% ▲10 Years

USD/BWP 10 year historic rates & change to 07-May-2021 : 10.8678


$10,000 USD
P108,678 BWP

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

US dollar to Botswanan pula - Quick Convert

$ 1 P 10.87
$ 5 P 54.35
$ 10 P 108.70
$ 20 P 217.40
$ 50 P 543.50
$ 100 P 1,087
$ 250 P 2,718
$ 500 P 5,435
$ 1,000 P 10,870
$ 2,000 P 21,740
$ 5,000 P 54,350
$ 10,000 P 108,700
$ 50,000 P 543,500
$ 100,000 P 1,087,000
More amounts
$ 0.0920 P 1
$ 0.4601 P 5
$ 0.9202 P 10
$ 1.8403 P 20
$ 4.6008 P 50
$ 9.2015 P 100
$ 23.00 P 250
$ 46.01 P 500
$ 92.02 P 1,000
$ 184.03 P 2,000
$ 460.08 P 5,000
$ 920.15 P 10,000
$ 4,601 P 50,000
$ 9,202 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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