Thursday, November 01, 2007

Change in Zambia

I think I mentioned a little bit about the money here in Zambia in one of my posts a while back. But, I think it is interesting that there are no Zambian coins. Only bills in the following increments: 50,000, 20,000, 10,000,5,000,1,000,500,100, and 50. So, if you go to the store and they owe you 460 Kwacha in change (which is the equivalent of about 11 cents) you will most likely get 450 for your change because there is no 10 kwacha. Sometimes they will round up, so I guess it probably evens out in the end. I just think it would be hard to balance the tills at night. (posted by Steph)

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