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The total cost you are charged by your foreign exchange provider consists of the margin from the mid-rate offered plus any fixed or percentage fees. These margins and fees vary significantly for International Money Transfers and Travel Money transactions as shown below.


USD to MWK mid-rate = 728.5517

Right now the USD/MWK market mid-rate is 728.5517 and represents ideally how many Malawian Kwacha you can get for one United States Dollar.

This USD/MWK Converter calculates equivalent United States Dollar to Malawian Kwacha amounts at the market mid-rate:

USD / MWK mid-rate converter


1 United States Dollar equals
728.5517 Malawian Kwacha

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United States Dollar

Malawian Kwacha

1 USD 728.55 MWK
5 USD 3,642.76 MWK
10 USD 7,285.52 MWK
20 USD 14,571.03 MWK
50 USD 36,427.59 MWK
100 USD 72,855.17 MWK
250 USD 182,137.93 MWK
500 USD 364,275.85 MWK
1,000 USD 728,551.70 MWK
2,000 USD 1,457,103.40 MWK
5,000 USD 3,642,758.50 MWK
10,000 USD 7,285,517.00 MWK
50,000 USD 36,427,585.00 MWK
100,000 USD 72,855,170.00 MWK
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United States Dollar

Malawian Kwacha

0.0014 USD 1 MWK
0.0069 USD 5 MWK
0.0137 USD 10 MWK
0.0275 USD 20 MWK
0.0687 USD 50 MWK
0.1373 USD 100 MWK
0.3433 USD 250 MWK
0.6865 USD 500 MWK
1.3730 USD 1,000 MWK
2.7460 USD 2,000 MWK
6.8650 USD 5,000 MWK
13.73 USD 10,000 MWK
68.65 USD 50,000 MWK
137.30 USD 100,000 MWK
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United States Dollar to Malawian Kwacha (USD-MWK) - 10 Year History

The below table shows the historic variation in the USD/MWK exchange rate over the last 10 years. The percentage change is the difference from the date shown to present. This lets you decide if the current rate is in your favour. You can also view our various charts of USD versus other currencies : USD historical charts.

DateExchange RatePeriodChange
22 Feb 2019728.4926Latest
15 Feb 2019729.61641 Week-0.15%
23 Jan 2019728.59531 Month-0.01%
26 Aug 2018721.59446 Months+0.96%
22 Feb 2018726.07001 Year+0.33%
22 Feb 2017722.03112 Years+0.89%
23 Feb 2014423.42305 Years+72.05%
24 Feb 2009140.308310 Years+419.21%

Why can't I just get the USD/MWK market rate I see on Google or in the Media?

The USD/MWK mid-rate is the rate you will see Quoted on Google or the News, nobody except the largest banks and businesses can get exchange rates close to this mid-rate. It is actually just the theoretical half-way point (hence mid-rate) between the last rate at which the USD / MWK was traded (bought or sold) in the international markets.

Getting a good market rate is mainly about timing however the transaction margin you end up being charged can be considerably reduced by around a few percent (of total amount being exchanged) for travel money and possibly over 5% to 6% when sending money. The exact potential savings depends on the currencies being exchanged and the amount you are transferring and if you are willing to shop around.

The closer your final exchange rate is to the market USD/MWK midrate the better deal you are getting.

Our real-time foreign transfer and travel money/cards comparison calculators make shopping around easy and help you calculate how much you can save.

The three things you need in order to get a good USD to MWK exchange rate

  1. Know the latest USD/MWK market mid-rate. The closer your final exchange rate is to this real market rate the better deal you are getting. You should also judge how the current rate compares to the historic rate over the past 10 years.
  2. Compare your Bank's transaction costs to several licensed FX providers, remember to compare the exchange rate margins as well as the various types of fees. We make that easy to do with our calculators for Foreign Transfers and Travel Money transactions.
  3. Review up-to-date Currency News and Forecasts for both the and currencies, if available.

Currency news and forecasts for United States Dollar and Malawian Kwacha

Whenever you are researching a particular exchange rate you are actually interested in two currencies as the value of a currency must always be quoted relative to a second currency.

So it follows that if you are determining the best time to transact, in this case the USD vs MWK, you should pay attention to both United States Dollar and Malawian Kwacha news and forecasts.

United States Dollar (USD) - Market news and forecasts

26-January-19: 2018 was a reasonable year for the dollar. Measured by the US Dollar Index, the greenback appreciated by 4 percent, which was much better than 2017’s 10 percent loss. It was, though, something of a stuttering end to 2018 and the dollar has had mixed fortunes in early 2019.

In December, after lifting US interest rates to 2.25-2.5 percent, the Fed lowered its expectations for future hikes due to so-called “cross currents” (China, Brexit, trade wars etc.). Skepticism among analysts over future Fed hikes has for some time been the main reason for dollar pessimism for 2019, but now, there is also the prospect of a US economic slowdown to contend with.

“A slowdown in the economy is likely to weigh on USD particularly in the second half of this year,” a CIBC researcher said in January.

Of the same opinion was an expert at ING, who argued that the dollar is soon to “embark on a gradual long-term bearish trend.”

January’s extended US government shutdown also has dollar-negative ramifications. Not only is the shutdown likely to hit first-quarter GDP growth, disagreements within Congress bode poorly for the future of potentially inflationary fiscal spending.

Malawian Kwacha (MWK) - Market news and forecasts

No recent Malawian Kwacha market updates.

Currency News and Forecasts - United States Dollar

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