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Lesotho - Lesotho Loti - Currency Guide


Foreign exchange guide to Lesotho and the Lesotho Loti (LSL)


LSL News, Forecasts and Trends

The below interactive chart shows the USD to LSL exchange rate, trend and recent alerts for the last 90 days.

Recent USD to LSL 90-day trend
USD/LSL at 17.04 was trading 4.6% below AVG:17.86 with LO:16.61 and HI:19.08 (90 days). ALERT: USD/LSL dropped to 14-DAY LOWS.

US Dollar to Lesotho Loti - Historical Rates

USD/LSL historic rateChange to 03-JulPeriod
17.2900  26 Jun 20201.4% ▼1 Week
17.0597  03 Jun 20200.1% ▼30 Days
18.5700  04 Apr 20208.2% ▼90 Days
14.1060  04 Jul 201920.8% ▲1 Year
12.3799  05 Jul 201537.6% ▲5 Years
7.7053  06 Jul 2010121.1% ▼10 Years
USD/LSL 10 year historic rates & changes to 03-Jul-2020 : 17.0400

U$1,000 USD
L17,040 LSL

Converted at USD/LSL wholesale exchange rate, compare foreign transfer and spend/travel exchange rates.


US Dollar to Lesotho Loti - Quick Conversions

U$ 1 L 17.04
U$ 5 L 85.20
U$ 10 L 170.40
U$ 20 L 340.80
U$ 50 L 852.00
U$ 100 L 1,704
U$ 250 L 4,260
U$ 500 L 8,520
U$ 1,000 L 17,040
U$ 2,000 L 34,080
U$ 5,000 L 85,200
U$ 10,000 L 170,400
U$ 50,000 L 852,000
U$ 100,000 L 1,704,000
More amounts
U$ 0.0587 L 1
U$ 0.2934 L 5
U$ 0.5869 L 10
U$ 1.1737 L 20
U$ 2.9343 L 50
U$ 5.8685 L 100
U$ 14.67 L 250
U$ 29.34 L 500
U$ 58.69 L 1,000
U$ 117.37 L 2,000
U$ 293.43 L 5,000
U$ 586.85 L 10,000
U$ 2,934 L 50,000
U$ 5,869 L 100,000
More amounts

Frequently Asked Questions


What currency should I use in Lesotho?

The domestic currency in Lesotho is the Lesotho Loti.

What is the Lesotho Loti currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the Lesotho Loti is LSL — symbol is L.

Which countries use the Lesotho Loti?

It is the domestic currency in    Lesotho.

Is the Lesotho Loti a closed currency?

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


Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Lesotho

Travel money for Lesotho

Save money and time by Ordering your Lesotho Loti online from Travelex, you get better rates and can pick up the LSL 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 Lesotho Loti otherwise you may get much worst exchange rates.


Sending money to Lesotho

When searching around for information on how to get a good exchange rate when sending money to Lesotho you need to start with finding out the latest Lesotho Loti exchange rate for foreign-transfers, which can be very different to the wholesale rate.

Then compare your bank's exchange rates to several licensed FX providers exchange rate and fees to see how much you can save - we make that calculation easy in the below table.

Get a better deal for foreign transfers to Lesotho

When sending money to Lesotho 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 Lesotho Loti 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 LSL amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Lesotho.

Use the above Send to Lesotho Loti 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 Lesotho Loti deposited into the recipient bank account and less margins and fees kept by the banks!

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