Malawian Currency

Going to Malawi and wants to know the name of the Malawian money unit or just need to know how much is $1000 US dollars in Malawian currency?

Use the links on this page to learn more about the local currency used in Malawi, currency symbol, notes and more.


Malawian Currency Exchange Rate Today

Malawi Money

  • The official money used in Malawi is Kwacha.

  • The currency symbol of the Malawian money is MK.

  • The Malawian currency code is MWK.

  • The Kwacha Notes: The Malawian currency notes are made up of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 kwacha.

  • The Kwacha Coins: 1 Kwacha is made up of 100 Tambalas. Malawian Tambala Coins go from 1, 5, 10 kwacha, 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 tambala.

What is the best currency to use in Malawi? Naturally it is best to convert your currency to Malawian money and use the local Kwacha as it is accepted everywhere in Malawi. American dollars and other major currencies like British Pound or Japanese Yen are not readily accepted in most business establishments, however some major hotel chains, restaurants and shops may accept US dollars at an agreed upon exchange rate.

Are credit cards widely accepted in Malawi? Major credit cards, like Mastercard and Visa, are generally accepted within Malawi (at hotels, restaurants, shops, travel agencies etc.). American Express is less common and can attract surcharges if you are able to use in an establishment - therefore check before you use it.

What is the exchange rate for Kwacha to US Dollars?

Foreign exchange rates are always changing and in most cases by the minute.

It’s wise to check the current money exchange rate for US Dollar to Malawian Kwacha before purchasing the Kwacha you need for your up coming trip from American Dollar to Kwacha Exchange Rate Today.

What is the exchange rate for Kwacha to Stirling Pound?

Exchange rates for foreign currencies are always changing and in most days minute by minute.

It’s wise to check the latest money exchange rate for Stirling Pound to Malawian Kwacha before ordering the Kwacha you need for your next trip at Stirling Pound to Kwacha Exchange Rate Today.