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    Lesotho - Lesotho loti - Currency Guide


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

    What's in this Lesotho currency guide?

    1. USD/LSL trend
    2. Forecasts
    3. Travel Lesotho
    4. Spending LSL
    5. Send to Lesotho

    USD/LSL Trend (90-day)

    USD to LSL at 14.60 has fallen 5.7% below its 90-day average, range 14.09-85.54.

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

    USD to LSL Currency Trend Chart

    US dollar to Lesotho loti - Historical Rates

    USD/LSL wasChangePeriod
    05 Oct 2021
    2.8% 2 Weeks
    21 Jul 2021
    0.1% 90 Days
    19 Oct 2020
    11.6% 1 Year
    20 Oct 2016
    4.5% 5 Years
    22 Oct 2011
    80.1% 10 Years
    24 Oct 2001
    132.9% 20 Years
    USD/LSL change over periods to 19-Oct-2021

    $10,000 USD
    L146,033 LSL

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

    USD to LSL - Quick Amounts

    Sell USD   →   Buy LSL
    $ 1 L 14.60
    $ 5 L 73.00
    $ 10 L 146.00
    $ 20 L 292.00
    $ 50 L 730.00
    $ 100 L 1,460
    $ 250 L 3,650
    $ 500 L 7,300
    $ 1,000 L 14,600
    $ 2,000 L 29,200
    $ 5,000 L 73,000
    $ 10,000 L 146,000
    $ 20,000 L 292,000
    $ 50,000 L 730,000
    $ 100,000 L 1,460,000
    $ 0.0685 L 1
    $ 0.3424 L 5
    $ 0.6848 L 10
    $ 1.3696 L 20
    $ 3.4239 L 50
    $ 6.8478 L 100
    $ 17.12 L 250
    $ 34.24 L 500
    $ 68.48 L 1,000
    $ 136.96 L 2,000
    $ 342.39 L 5,000
    $ 684.78 L 10,000
    $ 1,370 L 20,000
    $ 3,424 L 50,000
    $ 6,848 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.


    Send Money to Lesotho - Best Rates

    To get a good (and fair) exchange rate when sending money to Lesotho 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 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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