US Dollar to Swazi Lilangeni Exchange Rate

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How can I get the best exchange rate between the US dollar and the Swazi lilangeni?

When it comes to exchanges between the US dollar and the Swazi lilangeni, your options are more limited. The Swazi lilangeni is pegged to the South African rand on a 1-to-1 basis and exchanging between those two currencies is far easier.

The most convenient and cheapest option if you’re traveling to Swaziland is to exchange your US dollars to South African rands and spend that instead. South African rands is widely accepted in Swaziland and available from banks and foreign exchange offices both in the US and South Africa.

Don’t forget to check the rates of an online money transfer service, as these generally offer the most competitive exchange rates for swapping US dollars to the Swazi lilangeni or South African rand. When comparing, make sure to look at service fees as well.

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
Sub unit symbol:c
Bank notes:$1, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100
Coins:1c, 5c, 10c, 25c, 50c

Swazi Lilangeni

The lilangeni is the official currency of Swaziland, a small, landlocked monarchy in southern Africa. It’s held at the same fixed rate as the South African rand. Considered interchangeable, the Swazi Lilangeni and the rand are accepted by most businesses as payment.
Currency:Swazi Lilangeni
Currency Symbol:L , E (pl.)
Sub unit:cent
Sub unit symbol:c
Bank notes:E10, E20, E50, E100, E200
Coins:1c, 2c, 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, L1, E2, E5

What affects exchange rates between the US dollar and the Swazi lilangeni?

Since the Swazi lilangeni is pegged to the South African rand at par, you should pay attention to what affects the exchange rate between the US dollar and the rand. As a free floating currency, the exchange rate of the South African rand is determined by the demand for it on the global currency market, where prices change by the second.

Economic growth in South Africa and developments in the mining sector have a big effect on the exchange rate between the rand and the dollar. In particular, prices of commodities like gold and diamonds directly affect the value of the rand compared to the dollar. In most cases, higher gold prices will drive up the value of the rand compared to the dollar — which would directly influence the Swazi lilangeni

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How does the Swazi lilangeni trade against the US dollar historically?

The exchange rate between the US dollar and the Swazi lilangeni has fluctuated quite a bit over the years. During the past 10 years, the lilangeni was as strong as 7.5 per dollar and as weak as 16.5 per dollar. The lilangeni has consistently been losing its value compared to the US dollar.

In 2012, a slump in revenues from the important mining sector contributed to an even lower value for the lilangeni. On top of that, the value of the currency has also suffered from the political situation in South Africa.

Since 2016, we’ve finally seen a strengthening of the lilangeni again compared to the US dollar. This could be due to the comeback of the mining industry and partly because of the lower value of the US dollar compared to other major currencies.

US Dollar to the Swazi Lilangeni for the last 10 days

Oct 15 Oct 16 Oct 17 Oct 18 Oct 19 Oct 20 Oct 21 Oct 22 Oct 23 Oct 24
1 USD = 16.7009 Inverse: 0.0599 16.5400 Inverse: 0.0605 16.5400 Inverse: 0.0605 16.5515 Inverse: 0.0604 16.4783 Inverse: 0.0607 16.4818 Inverse: 0.0607 16.4538 Inverse: 0.0608 16.2949 Inverse: 0.0614 16.2302 Inverse: 0.0616 16.2302 Inverse: 0.0616

US Dollar to the Swazi Lilangeni for the last 10 months

Dec 2019 Jan 2020 Feb 2020 Mar 2020 Apr 2020 May 2020 Jun 2020 Jul 2020 Aug 2020 Sep 2020
1 USD = 14.1581 Inverse: 0.0706 14.3900 Inverse: 0.0695 15.1460 Inverse: 0.0660 17.3647 Inverse: 0.0576 18.9900 Inverse: 0.0527 17.6850 Inverse: 0.0565 17.3016 Inverse: 0.0578 16.5551 Inverse: 0.0604 17.1600 Inverse: 0.0583 16.7637 Inverse: 0.0597

US Dollar to the Swazi Lilangeni for the last 10 years

Oct 2010 Oct 2011 Oct 2012 Oct 2013 Oct 2014 Oct 2015 Oct 2016 Oct 2017 Oct 2018 Oct 2019
1 USD = 6.9324 Inverse: 0.1443 8.0000 Inverse: 0.1250 8.7480 Inverse: 0.1143 9.8079 Inverse: 0.1020 10.9526 Inverse: 0.0913 13.6408 Inverse: 0.0733 13.9176 Inverse: 0.0719 13.7207 Inverse: 0.0729 14.2500 Inverse: 0.0702 14.6328 Inverse: 0.0683

Market rate for common transfer amounts USD to SZL

US Dollars (USD) Swazi Lilangeni (SZL)
$1 0
$100 0
$500 0
$1000 0
$1500 0
$2500 0
$5000 0

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