There are 200 countries in the world, but there are some countries you’ve probably never heard about before. Ever! Don’t believe me? Is Palau a country or a rice dish? Ever heard of the Republic of Timor-Leste? Okay, last try: how about Tuvalu? 

Some you may have heard of, but never ever think of: Uzbekistan, Djibouti, the Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati (pronounced kiri-bahss). Also, shout out to the person who thought Micronesia was a small replica of Asia.

Bukhara, Uzbekistan
Bukhara, Uzbekistan

All these states have currencies, capitals, economies, and in some cases, even armies. And if like Barter user Chuka M., you’re wondering what it might cost to send money to one of them, don’t worry; we’ve got you. We spend time researching random little things like this so you won’t have to.

To answer the question of what it might cost to send money to one of these countries, the short answer is, it depends. The cost of an international money transfer is usually determined by a number of factors including the fee charged by the service you use, the fee that is sometimes charged to the recipient for receiving funds, the margin on the exchange rate, etc.

And while we can not speak for the thousands of services out there, we can speak for Barter by Flutterwave. It will cost you $0 to send money to Papua New Guinea, or Djibouti, or Palau, or Guinea Bissau on the Barter app. 

Barter’s free transfer service lets you send money to other Barter users globally, at zero cost to you or the recipient. In addition to being free of charge, the recipient receives the money instantly, either in their local currency or in USD.

But don’t just take our word for it. Follow this link to download the Barter app and check out the send money feature. 

——————Many thanks to Chuka M. for sending in this question. Do you have similar questions about money, or about anything else? The Barter Team at Flutterwave is always happy to research and answer them. Email any question you have to

Published by Wendy

Head, Branding and Storytelling