Zambian Currency

Going to Zambia and needs to know the name of the Zambian money unit or just need to know how much is $1 US dollars in Zambian currency?

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


Zambian Currency Exchange Rate Today

Zambia Money

  • The official money used in Zambia is Kwacha.

  • The currency symbol of the Zambian money is ZK.

  • The Zambian currency code is ZMW.

  • The Kwacha Notes: The Zambian currency notes are made up of 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 kwacha.

  • The Kwacha Coins: 1 Kwacha is made up of 100 Ngwees. Zambian Ngwee Coins go from 5, 10, 50 ngwee and 1 kwacha.

What is the best currency to use in Zambia? Naturally it is best to convert your currency to Zambian money and use the local Kwacha as it is accepted everywhere in Zambia. US dollars and other major currencies like Stirling Pound or Swiss Franc 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.

Can I use my credit cards in Zambia? Popular credit cards, like Mastercard and Visa, are usually accepted within Zambia (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 - hence check before you use it.

What is the exchange rate for Kwacha to US Dollars?

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

It’s wise to check the current money exchange rate for US Dollar to Zambian Kwacha before ordering the Kwacha you need for your next trip at American Dollar to Kwacha Exchange Rate Today.

What is the exchange rate for Kwacha to Stirling Pound?

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

Therefore it's wise to check out the latest currency exchange rate for British Pound to Zambian Kwacha before purchasing the Kwacha you need for your next trip at British Pound to Kwacha Exchange Rate Today.