The unit of currency in Swaziland is the Lilangeni (plural : Emalangeni). 1 Lilangeni = 100 cents. Notes are in denominations of E200, 100, 50, 20 and 10. The South African Rand is also accepted as legal tender (E1 = 1 Rand) although coins are not accepted.

Visitors are advised to exchange Emalangeni back into their own currency before leaving Swaziland.

American Express, MasterCard and Visa are widely accepted, as are travellers cheques. Several banks will exchange travellers cheques, but to avoid additional exchange rate charges, travelers are advised to take them in Euros, Pounds Sterling or US Dollars.


There are four commercial banks operating in the country: First National Bank of Swaziland, Nedbank Swaziland, SwaziBank and Standard Bank Swaziland. Banking hours are normally from 08h30 to 14h30 Monday to Friday, with the exception of Wednesday when they close at 13h00. Banks are open on Saturdays between 08h30 and 11h00.


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