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Foreign Exchange Guide to Malawi

Read this currency guide to Malawi with money transfer and travel tips.   [USD/MWK=730.4744]

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Malawian Kwacha
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This is a foreign exchange guide to Malawi, the Malawian Kwacha currency plus MWK transfers and travel tips.

In this Malawi currency guide we take a look at :

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

Malawian Kwacha (MWK) general currency information

What is the Malawian Kwacha currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the Malawian Kwacha is MWK and the symbol is MK.

Which countries use the Malawian Kwacha?

It is the domestic currency in Malawi.

Malawian Kwacha (MWK) in the markets

The interactive chart below shows the USD to MWK 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.

USD-MWK 3 Month chart
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USDMWK currency converter

Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Malawi


Travel money for Malawi


Save money and time by Ordering your Malawian Kwacha online from Travelex, you get better rates and can pick up the MWK 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 Malawian Kwacha otherwise you may get much worst exchange rates.


Malawi Trip Checklist    

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

Sending money to Malawi

When searching around for information on how to get a good exchange rate when sending money to Malawi you need to start with finding out the latest Malawian Kwacha 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 Malawi

When sending money to Malawi 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 Malawian Kwacha 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 MWK amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Malawi.

Use our Send to MWK 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 Malawian Kwacha deposited into the recipient bank account and less margins and fees kept by the banks!


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Popular MWK cross rates

MWK/USD - Malawian Kwacha to United States Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
09 Dec 20180.0013531 Week
16 Nov 20180.0013751 Month
19 Jun 20180.0013866 Months
16 Dec 20170.0013761 Year
16 Dec 20160.0013802 Years
17 Dec 20130.0023625 Years
18 Dec 20080.00697810 Years

MWK/EUR - Malawian Kwacha to Euro - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
09 Dec 20180.0011871 Week
16 Nov 20180.0012041 Month
19 Jun 20180.0011966 Months
16 Dec 20170.0011711 Year
16 Dec 20160.0013232 Years
17 Dec 20130.0017155 Years
18 Dec 20080.00486610 Years

MWK/GBP - Malawian Kwacha to British Pound Sterling - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
09 Dec 20180.0010641 Week
16 Nov 20180.0010711 Month
19 Jun 20180.0010526 Months
16 Dec 20170.0010331 Year
16 Dec 20160.0011062 Years
17 Dec 20130.0014525 Years
18 Dec 20080.00459810 Years

MWK/JPY - Malawian Kwacha to Japanese Yen - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
09 Dec 20180.15221 Week
16 Nov 20180.15521 Month
19 Jun 20180.15266 Months
16 Dec 20170.15501 Year
16 Dec 20160.16272 Years
17 Dec 20130.24255 Years
18 Dec 20080.621910 Years

MWK/AUD - Malawian Kwacha to Australian Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
09 Dec 20180.0018841 Week
16 Nov 20180.0018751 Month
19 Jun 20180.0018766 Months
16 Dec 20170.0018001 Year
16 Dec 20160.0018872 Years
17 Dec 20130.0026535 Years
18 Dec 20080.010010 Years

MWK/CAD - Malawian Kwacha to Canadian Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
09 Dec 20180.0018031 Week
16 Nov 20180.0018081 Month
19 Jun 20180.0018406 Months
16 Dec 20170.0017711 Year
16 Dec 20160.0018412 Years
17 Dec 20130.0025045 Years
18 Dec 20080.00834610 Years

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