GBP to ZAR

Convert British Pound Sterling to South African Rand

1 GBP = 24.2751 ZAR

Rule of thumb

When you are abroad and you just want to get a quick estimate, use this rule of thumb:

Multiply the amount in British Pound Sterling (GBP) by 20 (multiply by 10 and then double it) to get it in South African Rand (ZAR)

How to convert British Pound Sterling to South African Rand

Converting currencies can be done through various channels. Currency exchange services at banks or online platforms offer a straightforward solution—simply input the amount and desired currency. Online converters and ATMs also provide convenient options, while credit cards automatically handle conversions during international transactions.

How much does it cost to convert GBP to ZAR

The cost of converting GBP to ZAR depends on the method chosen. Exchange services may charge fees or offer slightly different rates. Online platforms and ATMs may have transaction fees, and credit cards might include foreign transaction fees. It’s essential to compare options and consider associated costs before deciding on a conversion method.

British Pound Sterling to South African Rands conversion rates

1 GBP24.28 ZAR
5 GBP121.38 ZAR
10 GBP242.75 ZAR
20 GBP485.50 ZAR
50 GBP1,213.76 ZAR
100 GBP2,427.51 ZAR
250 GBP6,068.79 ZAR
500 GBP12,137.57 ZAR
1000 GBP24,275.15 ZAR
2000 GBP48,550.29 ZAR
5000 GBP121,375.73 ZAR
10000 GBP242,751.47 ZAR
1 ZAR0.04 GBP
5 ZAR0.21 GBP
10 ZAR0.41 GBP
20 ZAR0.82 GBP
50 ZAR2.06 GBP
100 ZAR4.12 GBP
250 ZAR10.30 GBP
500 ZAR20.60 GBP
1000 ZAR41.19 GBP
2000 ZAR82.39 GBP
5000 ZAR205.97 GBP
10000 ZAR411.94 GBP

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How to transfer money? And how long does it take?

Peer-to-peer payment apps like Venmo or PayPal offer quick transactions. Wire transfers through banks are an option but can take a few days. Cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin or Ethereum, provide a decentralized alternative for transferring funds globally, offering speed and some degree of anonymity.

Look out for exchange scams

Look out forDescription
Unofficial Currency ExchangesStreet individuals and kioks may offer attractive rates and/or give counterfeit currency. Use established offices for safety.
Dynamic Currency ConversionSome ATMs offer less favorable exchange rates. Opt for local currency to avoid extra fees during transactions.
Overcharging at Exchange OfficesTourist-heavy areas may charge higher fees. Compare rates and be aware of additional fees before transactions.
Fake Banknote SwitchBe cautious during exchanges to prevent scammers from switching real currency with counterfeits. Count money carefully.
Inflated CommissionsExchange offices may have hidden fees. Inquire about the total cost, including commissions, before exchanging money.
Always know exactly how the coins and notes from the currency look like. Know or ask about exchange rate and fees beforehand and count your money carefully afterwards. Look at the chart, when was the last price update? Use your calculator to verify.

Currency Information

The GBP, also known as the British Pound Sterling, is the official currency of the United Kingdom. It is widely accepted as legal tender in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

The ZAR, also known as the South African Rand, is the currency of South Africa. It is accepted as legal tender in this country only.

Cost of Living Comparison

When it comes to daily expenses, the cost of groceries and dining out plays a significant role. Here we look at the average weekly cost for basic groceries and dining out at a mid-range restaurant dinner for two people.

LocationWeekly GroceriesDining Out for Two
United Kingdom€90€70
South Africa€50€30
All numbers in Euros for easy comparison.

Keep in mind that these figures are approximations, and actual costs can vary based on specific locations and individual choices.