Botswana - Botswanan Pula - Currency Guide

This is a currency guide to Botswana, the Botswanan Pula currency plus sending (BWP) transfers and travel tips for Botswana.

Country CodeBW
Domestic Currency Botswanan Pula
Currency SymbolP
Currency CodeBWP
Exchange RateUSD/BWP = 11.09
Telephone Prefix+267

Quick Conversions from US Dollar to Botswanan Pula



U$ 1
P 11.09
U$ 5
P 55.45
U$ 10
P 110.90
U$ 20
P 221.80
U$ 50
P 554.50
U$ 100
P 1,109
U$ 250
P 2,773
U$ 500
P 5,545
U$ 1,000
P 11,090
U$ 2,000
P 22,180
U$ 5,000
P 55,450
U$ 10,000
P 110,900
U$ 50,000
P 554,500
U$ 100,000
P 1,109,000
More amounts



U$ 0.0902
P 1
U$ 0.4508
P 5
U$ 0.9016
P 10
U$ 1.8032
P 20
U$ 4.5081
P 50
U$ 9.0161
P 100
U$ 22.54
P 250
U$ 45.08
P 500
U$ 90.16
P 1,000
U$ 180.32
P 2,000
U$ 450.81
P 5,000
U$ 901.61
P 10,000
U$ 4,508
P 50,000
U$ 9,016
P 100,000
More amounts

To calculate specific USD/BWP amounts use our Convert USD to BWP quick calculator.

Botswana Currency Info

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.

How much is U$100 US Dollars in Botswanan Pula?

U$ 100 converts to P 1,109

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?

Botswanan Pula (BWP) in the markets

The interactive chart below shows the USD to BWP exchange rate and trend for the previous 3 months:

USD/BWP at 11.1 was trading 2.6% above the 90-day average 10.82 with a range 10.58 to 11.1. ALERT: USD/BWP has risen to 90-DAY HIGHS.
25-FEB 5PM-NY 10PM-LON | 26-Feb 9AM-SYD

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.


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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).

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 our 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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Botswanan Pula to US Dollar - Historical Rates

1 Day0.090323 Feb 2020
7 Day0.091117 Feb 2020
30 Day0.093225 Jan 2020
3 Month0.091826 Nov 2019
1 Year0.094524 Feb 2019
5 Year0.104725 Feb 2015
10 Year0.142926 Feb 2010

Botswanan Pula to Euro - Historical Rates

1 Day0.083323 Feb 2020
7 Day0.084117 Feb 2020
30 Day0.084525 Jan 2020
3 Month0.083326 Nov 2019
1 Year0.083324 Feb 2019
5 Year0.092125 Feb 2015
10 Year0.104926 Feb 2010

Botswanan Pula to Pound Sterling - 10 Year History

1 Day0.069723 Feb 2020
7 Day0.070117 Feb 2020
30 Day0.071325 Jan 2020
3 Month0.071426 Nov 2019
1 Year0.072424 Feb 2019
5 Year0.067425 Feb 2015
10 Year0.093826 Feb 2010

Botswanan Pula to Australian Dollar - Historical Rates

1 Day0.136623 Feb 2020
7 Day0.135817 Feb 2020
30 Day0.136525 Jan 2020
3 Month0.135226 Nov 2019
1 Year0.132124 Feb 2019
5 Year0.132825 Feb 2015
10 Year0.159826 Feb 2010

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