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Foreign Exchange Guide to Malawi

Read this currency guide to Malawi with money transfer and travel tips.   [USD/MWK=728.5877]

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
07 Apr 20190.0013791 Week
15 Mar 20190.0013811 Month
16 Oct 20180.0013756 Months
14 Apr 20180.0013801 Year
14 Apr 20170.0013752 Years
15 Apr 20140.0025545 Years
16 Apr 20090.00711410 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
07 Apr 20190.0012291 Week
15 Mar 20190.0012191 Month
16 Oct 20180.0011886 Months
14 Apr 20180.0011181 Year
14 Apr 20170.0012962 Years
15 Apr 20140.0018495 Years
16 Apr 20090.00539710 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
07 Apr 20190.0010581 Week
15 Mar 20190.0010381 Month
16 Oct 20180.0010436 Months
14 Apr 20180.0009691 Year
14 Apr 20170.0010982 Years
15 Apr 20140.0015275 Years
16 Apr 20090.00477110 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
07 Apr 20190.15411 Week
15 Mar 20190.15391 Month
16 Oct 20180.15456 Months
14 Apr 20180.14811 Year
14 Apr 20170.14932 Years
15 Apr 20140.26005 Years
16 Apr 20090.705410 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
07 Apr 20190.0019421 Week
15 Mar 20190.0019481 Month
16 Oct 20180.0019266 Months
14 Apr 20180.0017771 Year
14 Apr 20170.0018142 Years
15 Apr 20140.0027305 Years
16 Apr 20090.00988410 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
07 Apr 20190.0018441 Week
15 Mar 20190.0018431 Month
16 Oct 20180.0017796 Months
14 Apr 20180.0017411 Year
14 Apr 20170.0018332 Years
15 Apr 20140.0028045 Years
16 Apr 20090.00858410 Years

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