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

Jul 04 Jul 05 Jul 06 Jul 07 Jul 08 Jul 09 Jul 10 Jul 11 Jul 12 Jul 13
1 USD = 17.0400 Inverse: 0.0587 17.0299 Inverse: 0.0587 17.0376 Inverse: 0.0587 17.1028 Inverse: 0.0585 17.0250 Inverse: 0.0587 17.0300 Inverse: 0.0587 16.9096 Inverse: 0.0591 16.9163 Inverse: 0.0591 16.8871 Inverse: 0.0592 16.7481 Inverse: 0.0597

US Dollar to the Swazi Lilangeni for the last 10 months

Sep 2019 Oct 2019 Nov 2019 Dec 2019 Jan 2020 Feb 2020 Mar 2020 Apr 2020 May 2020 Jun 2020
1 USD = 14.6200 Inverse: 0.0684 14.7982 Inverse: 0.0676 14.9374 Inverse: 0.0669 14.6300 Inverse: 0.0684 14.2201 Inverse: 0.0703 14.8840 Inverse: 0.0672 16.4216 Inverse: 0.0609 18.0000 Inverse: 0.0556 18.4609 Inverse: 0.0542 16.5616 Inverse: 0.0604

US Dollar to the Swazi Lilangeni for the last 10 years

Jul 2010 Jul 2011 Jul 2012 Jul 2013 Jul 2014 Jul 2015 Jul 2016 Jul 2017 Jul 2018 Jul 2019
1 USD = 7.5412 Inverse: 0.1326 6.8932 Inverse: 0.1451 8.2722 Inverse: 0.1209 10.0112 Inverse: 0.0999 10.6926 Inverse: 0.0935 12.3591 Inverse: 0.0809 14.3974 Inverse: 0.0695 13.3686 Inverse: 0.0748 13.2600 Inverse: 0.0754 13.9850 Inverse: 0.0715

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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