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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 ZMW mid-rate = 11.952

Right now the USD/ZMW market mid-rate is 11.952 and represents ideally how many Zambian Kwacha you can get for one United States Dollar.

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

USD / ZMW mid-rate converter


1 United States Dollar equals
11.952 Zambian Kwacha

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United States Dollar

Zambian Kwacha

1 USD 11.95 ZMW
5 USD 59.76 ZMW
10 USD 119.52 ZMW
20 USD 239.04 ZMW
50 USD 597.60 ZMW
100 USD 1,195.20 ZMW
250 USD 2,988.00 ZMW
500 USD 5,976.00 ZMW
1,000 USD 11,952.00 ZMW
2,000 USD 23,904.00 ZMW
5,000 USD 59,760.00 ZMW
10,000 USD 119,520.00 ZMW
50,000 USD 597,600.00 ZMW
100,000 USD 1,195,200.00 ZMW
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United States Dollar

Zambian Kwacha

0.0837 USD 1 ZMW
0.4183 USD 5 ZMW
0.8367 USD 10 ZMW
1.6734 USD 20 ZMW
4.1834 USD 50 ZMW
8.3668 USD 100 ZMW
20.92 USD 250 ZMW
41.83 USD 500 ZMW
83.67 USD 1,000 ZMW
167.34 USD 2,000 ZMW
418.34 USD 5,000 ZMW
836.68 USD 10,000 ZMW
4,183.40 USD 50,000 ZMW
8,366.80 USD 100,000 ZMW
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United States Dollar to Zambian Kwacha (USD-ZMW) - 10 Year History

The below table shows the historic variation in the USD/ZMW 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
20 Feb 201911.9520Latest
13 Feb 201911.86301 Week+0.75%
21 Jan 201911.93091 Month+0.18%
24 Aug 201810.13766 Months+17.9%
20 Feb 20189.90501 Year+20.67%
20 Feb 20179.79592 Years+22.01%
21 Feb 20145.77895 Years+106.82%

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

The USD/ZMW 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 / ZMW 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/ZMW 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 ZMW exchange rate

  1. Know the latest USD/ZMW 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 Zambian 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 ZMW, you should pay attention to both United States Dollar and Zambian 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.

Zambian Kwacha (ZMW) - Market news and forecasts

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Currency News and Forecasts - United States Dollar

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