Lesotho - Lesotho Loti - Currency Guide

This is a currency guide to Lesotho, the Lesotho Loti currency plus sending (LSL) transfers and travel tips for Lesotho.

Country CodeLS
Domestic Currency Lesotho Loti
Currency SymbolL
Currency CodeLSL
Exchange RateUSD/LSL = 17.96
Telephone Prefix+266

Quick Conversions from US Dollar to Lesotho Loti



U$ 1
L 17.96
U$ 5
L 89.80
U$ 10
L 179.60
U$ 20
L 359.20
U$ 50
L 898.00
U$ 100
L 1,796
U$ 250
L 4,490
U$ 500
L 8,980
U$ 1,000
L 17,960
U$ 2,000
L 35,920
U$ 5,000
L 89,800
U$ 10,000
L 179,600
U$ 50,000
L 898,000
U$ 100,000
L 1,796,000
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U$ 0.0557
L 1
U$ 0.2784
L 5
U$ 0.5568
L 10
U$ 1.1136
L 20
U$ 2.7840
L 50
U$ 5.5679
L 100
U$ 13.92
L 250
U$ 27.84
L 500
U$ 55.68
L 1,000
U$ 111.36
L 2,000
U$ 278.40
L 5,000
U$ 556.79
L 10,000
U$ 2,784
L 50,000
U$ 5,568
L 100,000
More amounts

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

Lesotho Currency Info

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.

How much is U$100 US Dollars in Lesotho Loti?

U$ 100 converts to L 1,796

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?

Lesotho Loti (LSL) in the markets

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

ALERT:7-DAY3.6% 🔔|
USD/LSL at 17.96 was trading 17.2% above AVG:15.32 with LO:14.01 and HI:17.97 (90 days). ALERT: USD/LSL is UP 3.6% this 7-DAY period.

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.


Lesotho Trip Checklist    

  1. Compare LSL travel cash rates - probably why you are here!
  2. Search Hotel deals - Save on your accomodation in Lesotho
  3. Lonely Planet - world's best travel guide (coupon and deals)

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 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 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 our 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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Lesotho Loti to US Dollar - Historical Rates

1 Day0.055930 Mar 2020
7 Day0.056724 Mar 2020
30 Day0.064901 Mar 2020
3 Month0.070901 Jan 2020
1 Year0.069801 Apr 2019
5 Year0.083502 Apr 2015
10 Year0.137503 Apr 2010

Lesotho Loti to Euro - Historical Rates

1 Day0.050730 Mar 2020
7 Day0.052524 Mar 2020
30 Day0.058801 Mar 2020
3 Month0.063201 Jan 2020
1 Year0.062301 Apr 2019
5 Year0.076802 Apr 2015
10 Year0.101703 Apr 2010

Lesotho Loti to Pound Sterling - 10 Year History

1 Day0.045230 Mar 2020
7 Day0.048124 Mar 2020
30 Day0.050801 Mar 2020
3 Month0.053501 Jan 2020
1 Year0.053401 Apr 2019
5 Year0.056302 Apr 2015
10 Year0.090203 Apr 2010

Lesotho Loti to Australian Dollar - Historical Rates

1 Day0.090730 Mar 2020
7 Day0.095024 Mar 2020
30 Day0.100401 Mar 2020
3 Month0.100901 Jan 2020
1 Year0.098101 Apr 2019
5 Year0.110102 Apr 2015
10 Year0.149703 Apr 2010

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