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Foreign Exchange Guide to Botswana

Latest market mid-rate: 1.0 =

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Botswanan pula
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The domestic currency in Botswana is the Botswanan pula with currency code BWP. Read this foreign exchange guide to Botswana and the Botswanan pula with money transfer and travel tips plus Botswanan pula exchange cross rates.

In this guide we review :

  1. Botswanan pula info - general info about the Botswanan pula
  2. Botswanan pula in the markets - recent BWP moves and predictions from the FX markets
  3. Travelling in Botswana - currency & money saving tips
  4. Buying Botswanan pula cash online - travel money for Botswana
  5. Sending money to Botswana - save on Botswanan pula bank transfers to Botswana
  6. Botswanan pula exchange rates - latest & historic exchange rates.

Botswanan pula (BWP) general currency information

What is the Botswanan pula currency code and symbol?

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

Which countries use the Botswanan pula?

It is the domestic currency in Botswana.

Botswanan pula (BWP) in the markets

The interactive chart below shows the BWP to USD exchange rate for the previous 3 months with rate alerts for days when the exchange rate moved up or down significantly or for 30 day highs and lows.

BWP-USD 3 Month chart
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BWP currency converter

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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.


Travel Money for Botswana

Compare PBWP Cash rates


Sending money to Botswana

When searching around for information on how to get a good exchange rate when sending money to Botswana you need to start with finding out the latest Botswanan pula foreign-transfer exchange 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 here).

Getting a better deal when sending money 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 our Send to BWP 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!


Bank Transfers to Botswana

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Botswanan pula - exchange rates - live and historic

Major BWP cross rates
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BWP/USD - Botswanan pula to U.S. dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.09961 Week
18 May 20180.10071 Month
19 Dec 20170.09996 Months
17 Jun 20170.09791 Year
17 Jun 20160.09102 Years
18 Jun 20130.11685 Years
19 Jun 20080.150110 Years

BWP/EUR - Botswanan pula to Euro - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.08451 Week
18 May 20180.08541 Month
19 Dec 20170.08446 Months
17 Jun 20170.08751 Year
17 Jun 20160.08072 Years
18 Jun 20130.08735 Years
19 Jun 20080.096910 Years

BWP/GBP - Botswanan pula to British pound sterling - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.07421 Week
18 May 20180.07471 Month
19 Dec 20170.07466 Months
17 Jun 20170.07661 Year
17 Jun 20160.06342 Years
18 Jun 20130.07475 Years
19 Jun 20080.076110 Years

BWP/JPY - Botswanan pula to Japanese yen - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 201810.89811 Week
18 May 201811.15481 Month
19 Dec 201711.28956 Months
17 Jun 201710.85631 Year
17 Jun 20169.48502 Years
18 Jun 201311.12995 Years
19 Jun 200816.197010 Years

BWP/AUD - Botswanan pula to Australian dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.13101 Week
18 May 20180.13401 Month
19 Dec 20170.13066 Months
17 Jun 20170.12851 Year
17 Jun 20160.12302 Years
18 Jun 20130.12335 Years
19 Jun 20080.158110 Years

BWP/CAD - Botswanan pula to Canadian dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.12911 Week
18 May 20180.12981 Month
19 Dec 20170.12876 Months
17 Jun 20170.12941 Year
17 Jun 20160.11742 Years
18 Jun 20130.11925 Years
19 Jun 20080.152310 Years