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Money and costs

Emalangeni (SZL)
Exchange Rates
Rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated May 29, 2019 4:48AM UTC
Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
  • Campsite in a nature reserve: E130
  • Hostel dorm bed: from E160
  • Main in a budget restaurant: less than E75
  • Hour-long shared-taxi ride: E50
  • Double room in a standard hotel: E700–1400
  • Main in a midrange restaurant: E75–150
  • Guided wildlife drive: E350
  • Non-shared taxi from Mbabane to Ezulwini: E150–180
Top end (more than)
  • Double room in a high-end hotel: over E1400
  • Main in a top-end restaurant: over E150
  • Car hire per day: E300
  • Full-day cultural tour: from E950

ATMs are common throughout eSwatini. Cards might not be accepted in rural spots so keep a small stash of cash handy.


  • Restaurants Wages are low in eSwatini, and tipping is expected – 10% to 15%.