US Dollar to Botswana Pula Exchange Rate

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    How can I get the best exchange rate between US dollar and the Botswanan pula?

    To get the best exchange rate between the US dollar and the Botswanan pula, you should compare the exchange rate you are offered by various online money transfer services against the mid-market rate of the currency. The mid-market rate is the exchange rate that banks use when they trade with each other, and you can find it by looking up the currency pair, in this case “USD to BWP” online.

    Traditional banks in the US will also let you send money to Botswana, but they may offer you a bad exchange rate that is far from the mid-market rate. In addition, many banks don’t even offer to exchange money into smaller currencies like the pula. In that case you would have to send the money in US dollars, and the conversion happens when the money reaches your recipient’s bank in Botswana. The exchange rate your recipient gets may be good or bad, depending on his or her own bank.

    US Dollar

    The US dollar is the most traded currency in the world. The world’s unofficial reserve currency, it can be found in most major currency pairs. In forex, it’s an important benchmark and target rate for countries that fix or peg their currencies against its value. It is also used as the standard currency for oil, precious metals and other commodities.
    Currency:US Dollar
    Currency Symbol:$
    Sub unit:cents
    Bank notes:$1, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100
    Coins:1c, 5c, 10c, 25c, 50c

    Botswana Pula

    The Botswana pula is one of the strongest currencies in Africa, introduced in 1976. Botswana is among the largest diamond-producing countries in the world.
    Currency:Botswana Pula
    Currency Symbol:P
    Sub unit:thebe
    Bank notes:10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 pula
    Coins:5, 10, 25, 50 thebe, 1, 2, 5 pula

    What affects exchange rates between the US dollar and the Botswanan pula?

    As a freely exchangeable currency, the pula fluctuates according to the supply and demand in the global forex market. Although the pula is not pegged directly to any other currency, it is valued against a basket of other currencies. The Bank of Botswana sometimes intervenes to keep the exchange rate between the pula and these other currencies from fluctuating too much, effectively managing what is known as a “crawling peg” policy. This means that the pula is allowed to increase or decrease in value gradually against other currencies like the US dollar.

    The exchange rate between US dollars and Botswanan pula may also be affected by a number of other circumstances in either the United States or Botswana. For example, if the central bank in Botswana decides to raise their interest rates, the value of the Botswanan pula compared to the US dollar will usually increase as a result. Similarly, lower interest rates in Botswana would lead to a lower value of the pula compared to the dollar, increasing the buying power of American travelers there as a result.

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    How does the Botswanan pula trade against the US dollar historically?

    The Botswanan pula was first introduced in 1976, when it replaced the South African rand as the official currency in Botswana at a rate of 1-to-1. All exchange controls were abolished in 1999, but the pula was devalued by the central bank both in 2004 and 2005.

    Between 2008 and 2011, the pula saw relatively stable performance against the US dollar with small fluctuations along the way. At the end of 2008, you would need 7 pula to get 1 US dollar, and at the beginning of 2011 it was only worth slightly less, requiring 7.5 pula to buy 1 US dollar.

    From 2011 until 2016, the pula gradually lost its value against the US dollar, moving from about 7.5 pula for 1 dollar to a low of 12 pula for 1 dollar. Since then, the trend has changed once again with 1 US dollar being worth about 10 pula in 2017.

    US Dollar to the Botswana Pula for the last 10 days

    Feb 17 Feb 18 Feb 19 Feb 20 Feb 21 Feb 22 Feb 23 Feb 24 Feb 25 Feb 26
    1 USD = 10.9754 Inverse: 0.0911 11.0220 Inverse: 0.0907 10.9996 Inverse: 0.0909 11.0651 Inverse: 0.0904 11.0794 Inverse: 0.0903 11.0794 Inverse: 0.0903 11.0794 Inverse: 0.0903 11.0743 Inverse: 0.0903 11.1029 Inverse: 0.0901 11.0913 Inverse: 0.0902

    US Dollar to the Botswana Pula for the last 10 months

    Apr 2019 May 2019 Jun 2019 Jul 2019 Aug 2019 Sep 2019 Oct 2019 Nov 2019 Dec 2019 Jan 2020
    1 USD = 10.7274 Inverse: 0.0932 10.8330 Inverse: 0.0923 10.6480 Inverse: 0.0939 10.5900 Inverse: 0.0944 11.0620 Inverse: 0.0904 11.0461 Inverse: 0.0905 10.8368 Inverse: 0.0923 10.8693 Inverse: 0.0920 10.6617 Inverse: 0.0938 10.7319 Inverse: 0.0932

    US Dollar to the Botswana Pula for the last 10 years

    Feb 2010 Feb 2011 Feb 2012 Feb 2013 Feb 2014 Feb 2015 Feb 2016 Feb 2017 Feb 2018 Feb 2019
    1 USD = 6.9998 Inverse: 0.1429 6.6613 Inverse: 0.1501 7.1931 Inverse: 0.1390 8.0725 Inverse: 0.1239 8.8667 Inverse: 0.1128 9.5525 Inverse: 0.1047 11.2354 Inverse: 0.0890 10.3546 Inverse: 0.0966 9.4835 Inverse: 0.1054 10.5798 Inverse: 0.0945

    Market rate for common transfer amounts USD to BWP

    US Dollars (USD) Botswana Pula (BWP)
    $1 0
    $100 0
    $500 0
    $1000 0
    $1500 0
    $2500 0
    $5000 0

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