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Zambia Currency

Money

The Zambian currency is the Kwacha (ZMW), recently divided into 1,000 ngwee (instead of 100), and coins have become largely obsolete. It is best to bring US Dollars or Pounds Sterling, which can be exchanged at the many bureaux de change found in the main towns; avoid exchanging money outside of banks or respected hotels. While most of the tourist hotels, restaurants, travel agents and larger shops, especially in Lusaka and Livingstone, accept credit cards, many outlets in the rural areas do not and deal only in local currency. ATMs are available in Lusaka and some of the major towns. Banking hours vary but are usually 8.30am to 3.30pm on weekdays and mornings on Saturdays.


Currency Exchange Rates


Zambia ZMW 1 ZMW 5 ZMW 10 ZMW 100 ZMW 1,000
Australia AUD 0.11 AUD 0.57 AUD 1.15 AUD 11.48 AUD 114.80
Canada CAD 0.11 CAD 0.54 CAD 1.09 CAD 10.87 CAD 108.71
Ireland EUR 0.07 EUR 0.36 EUR 0.72 EUR 7.21 EUR 72.13
New Zealand NZD 0.12 NZD 0.61 NZD 1.22 NZD 12.21 NZD 122.08
South Africa ZAR 1.16 ZAR 5.80 ZAR 11.60 ZAR 116.00 ZAR 1,160.03
United Kingdom GBP 0.06 GBP 0.31 GBP 0.62 GBP 6.24 GBP 62.44
United States of America USD 0.08 USD 0.40 USD 0.81 USD 8.07 USD 80.74

Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.

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Zambia Currency

Money

The Zambian currency is the Kwacha (ZMW), recently divided into 1,000 ngwee (instead of 100), and coins have become largely obsolete. It is best to bring US Dollars or Pounds Sterling, which can be exchanged at the many bureaux de change found in the main towns; avoid exchanging money outside of banks or respected hotels. While most of the tourist hotels, restaurants, travel agents and larger shops, especially in Lusaka and Livingstone, accept credit cards, many outlets in the rural areas do not and deal only in local currency. ATMs are available in Lusaka and some of the major towns. Banking hours vary but are usually 8.30am to 3.30pm on weekdays and mornings on Saturdays.


Currency Exchange Rates


Zambia ZMW 1 ZMW 5 ZMW 10 ZMW 100 ZMW 1,000
Australia AUD 0.11 AUD 0.57 AUD 1.15 AUD 11.48 AUD 114.80
Canada CAD 0.11 CAD 0.54 CAD 1.09 CAD 10.87 CAD 108.71
Ireland EUR 0.07 EUR 0.36 EUR 0.72 EUR 7.21 EUR 72.13
New Zealand NZD 0.12 NZD 0.61 NZD 1.22 NZD 12.21 NZD 122.08
South Africa ZAR 1.16 ZAR 5.80 ZAR 11.60 ZAR 116.00 ZAR 1,160.03
United Kingdom GBP 0.06 GBP 0.31 GBP 0.62 GBP 6.24 GBP 62.44
United States of America USD 0.08 USD 0.40 USD 0.81 USD 8.07 USD 80.74

Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.