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Lesotho - Lesotho loti - Currency Guide


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


USD/LSL Trend (90-day)

USDLSL at 14.24 has fallen 3.1% below its 90-day average, range 14.23-15.53.
4-DAY-1.7% (1d)14-DAYHIGH (4d)
Recent USD to LSL Trend + Alerts

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


LSL News, Forecasts and Trends

US dollar to Lesotho loti - Historical Rates

30 Apr 2021
0.6% ▼1 Week
07 Apr 2021
2.2% ▼30 Days
06 Feb 2021
5.5% ▼90 Days
07 May 2020
23.7% ▼1 Year
08 May 2016
4.2% ▼5 Years
10 May 2011
111.6% ▲10 Years

USD/LSL 10 year historic rates & change to 07-May-2021 : 14.2400


$10,000 USD
L142,400 LSL

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

US dollar to Lesotho loti - Quick Convert

$ 1 L 14.24
$ 5 L 71.20
$ 10 L 142.40
$ 20 L 284.80
$ 50 L 712.00
$ 100 L 1,424
$ 250 L 3,560
$ 500 L 7,120
$ 1,000 L 14,240
$ 2,000 L 28,480
$ 5,000 L 71,200
$ 10,000 L 142,400
$ 50,000 L 712,000
$ 100,000 L 1,424,000
More amounts
$ 0.0702 L 1
$ 0.3511 L 5
$ 0.7023 L 10
$ 1.4045 L 20
$ 3.5113 L 50
$ 7.0225 L 100
$ 17.56 L 250
$ 35.11 L 500
$ 70.23 L 1,000
$ 140.45 L 2,000
$ 351.13 L 5,000
$ 702.25 L 10,000
$ 3,511 L 50,000
$ 7,023 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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