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Western Union Rates for Zimbabwe

How much does it cost to send money to Zimbabwe via Western Union?

Western Union is, without doubt, the most popular way through which Zimbabweans in the Diaspora are sending money to friends and family back home. A few days ago, we produced a detailed article in which we talked about Worldremit, another of the popular money transfer agencies in Africa. This article looks at Western Union and the amounts that you get charged when you transfer money to Zimbabwe and to other African countries. So, what are the Western Union Rates for Zimbabwe?

Transfer AmountTransfer FeeTransfer TotalYour recipient gets
USD 10USD 0.99USD 10.99USD 10
USD 11USD 4.99USD 15.99USD 11
USD 20USD 4.99USD24.99USD 20
USD 30USD 4.99USD 34.99USD 30
USD 50USD 4.99USD 54.99USD 50
USD 51USD 12.00USD 63.00USD 51
USD 100USD 12.00USD 112.00USD 100
USD 101USD 15.00USD 116.00USD 101
USD 200USD 15.00USD 215.00USD 200
USD 201USD 27.00USD 228.00USD 201
USD 300USD 27,00USD 327.00USD 300
USD 301USD 34.00USD 335.00USD 301
USD 400USD 34.00USD 434.00USD 400
USD 401USD 42.00USD 443.00USD 401
USD 500USD 42.00USD 542.00USD 500
USD 501USD 51.00USD 552.00USD 501
USD 600USD 51.00USD 651.00USD 600
USD 601USD 58.00USD 659.00USD 601
USD 700USD 58.00USD 758.00USD 700
USD 701USD 64.00USD 765.00USD 701
USD 800USD 64.00USD 864.00USD 800
USD 801USD 71.00USD 872.00USD 801
USD 900USD 71.00USD 971.00USD 900
USD 901USD 81.00USD 982.00USD 901
USD 1000USD 81.00USD 1081.00USD 1000
USD 1001USD 93.00USD 1094.00USD 1001
USD 1250USD 93.00USD 1343.00USD 1250
USD 1251USD 102.00USD 1353.00USD 1251
USD 1500USD 102.00USD 1602.00USD 1500
USD 1501USD 113.00USD 1614.00USD 1501
USD 1800USD 113.00USD 1913.00USD 1800
USD 1801USD 124.00USD 1925.00USD 1801
USD 2000USD 124.00USD 2124.00USD 2000
USD 2001USD 135.00USD 2136.00USD 2001
USD 2500USD 135.00USD 2635.00USD 2500
USD 2501USD 145.00USD 2646.00USD 2501
USD 3000USD 145.00USD 3145.00USD 3000

Explanation of the Western Union Rates for Zimbabwe

As you can see in the above table, Western Union charges for sending money to your friends and family in Zimbabwe, or anywhere else in Africa for that matter, are going to depend on the amount that you will be sending. Generally speaking, the more the amount that you are going to be transferring to Zimbabwe from the Diaspora, the more you will be charged by Western Union. Anyway, here is an explanation of the Western Union rates forĀ  Zimbabwe;

  • Western Union’s costs, when sending anything below $10 to Zimbabwe, are at 0.99 cents. Needless to say that not many people are going to be sending amounts that are this low.
  • From $11 to $50, you can expect to be charged $4.99 when sending money to Africa using Western Union.
  • Western Union fees for amounts that are between $51 and $100 stands at $12. What this means is that if you want to send $100 to Zimbabwe via Western Union, you can expect to fork out $112.
  • From $101 to $200, Western Union charges for Zimbabwe stand at $15.
  • Western Union rates for Zimbabwe for amounts ranging from $201 to $300 stand at $27.
  • For amounts that range from $301 to $400, Western Union rates for Zimbabwe stand at $34.
  • From $401 to $500, the Western Union fee for transferring money to Africa stands at $42.
  • From $501 to $600, you can expect to pay $51 when sending money to Zimbabwe using Western Union.
  • Western Union rates for Zimbabwe when transferring figures that are from $701 to $800 stand at $64.
  • From $801 to $900, Western Union rates for Zimbabwe when sending money from the United States stand at $71.
  • If you wish to send between $901 and $1000 to Zimbabwe, the Western Union fee stands at $81.
  • Western Union rates for Zimbabwe when transferring amounts between $1001 and $1250 stand at $93.
  • From $1251 to $1500, Western Union rates for Zimbabwe stand at $102.
  • From $1501 to $1800, the amount that you will need to pay when sending money to Zimbabwe via Western Union is $113.
  • Amounts of between $1801 and $2000 attract charges of $124 when sending money to Zimbabwe using Western Union.
  • From $2001 to $2500, Western Union charges for Zimbabwe stand at $134.
  • If you wish to send amounts between $2501 and $3000 using Western Union, you can expect to pay $145.

Is it Cheap to Send Money to Zimbabwe Using Western Union?

The beauty of sending money to Zimbabwe using Western Union and other Money transfer agencies is that the government currently allows your relatives to collect the money in cash. What’s more, they also get a small incentive in bond notes and coins when they receive money this way. Considering that the bond’s value against the U.S dollar has been falling on the black market over the past few months, the fact that your relatives get more for the money that you send home is clearly a plus.

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