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Burundi - Burundian Franc - Currency Guide


Foreign exchange guide to Burundi and the Burundian Franc (BIF)


BIF News, Forecasts and Trends

The below interactive chart shows the USD to BIF exchange rate, trend and recent alerts for the last 90 days.

Recent USD to BIF 90-day trend
ALERTS:1-DAY0.9% | 30-DAY LOWS |
USD/BIF at 1882.46 was trading 0.7% below AVG:1895.02 with LO:1874.22 and HI:1911 (90 days). ALERTS: Today USD/BIF was DOWN 0.9% and also dropped to 30-DAY LOWS.

US Dollar to Burundian Franc - Historical Rates

USD/BIFPeriod to 28-MayDateRate
0.5% ▼1 Week21 May 20201910.0000
0.5% ▲30 Days28 Apr 20201892.0360
0.6% ▲90 Days28 Feb 20201890.0000
2.8% ▲1 Year29 May 20191849.0000
21.9% ▲5 Years30 May 20151559.5217
66.9% ▲10 Years31 May 20101138.9471
USD/BIF 10 year rates & changes to 28-May-2020 (1900.7797)

US Dollar to Burundian Franc - Quick Conversions

U$ 1 1,883
U$ 5 9,413
U$ 10 18,825
U$ 20 37,650
U$ 50 94,125
U$ 100 188,250
U$ 250 470,625
U$ 500 941,250
U$ 1,000 1,882,500
U$ 2,000 3,765,000
U$ 5,000 9,412,500
U$ 10,000 18,825,000
U$ 50,000 94,125,000
U$ 100,000 188,250,000
More amounts
U$ 0.0005 1
U$ 0.0027 5
U$ 0.0053 10
U$ 0.0106 20
U$ 0.0266 50
U$ 0.0531 100
U$ 0.1328 250
U$ 0.2655 500
U$ 0.5310 1,000
U$ 1.0620 2,000
U$ 2.6550 5,000
U$ 5.3100 10,000
U$ 26.55 50,000
U$ 53.10 100,000
More amounts

Frequently Asked Questions


What currency should I use in Burundi?

The domestic currency in Burundi is the Burundian Franc.

What is the Burundian Franc currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the Burundian Franc is BIF.

Which countries use the Burundian Franc?

It is the domestic currency in    Burundi.

Is the Burundian Franc a closed currency?

No, the Burundian Franc is freely available and convertible. See guide: What is a closed currency?


Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Burundi

Travel money for Burundi

Save money and time by Ordering your Burundian Franc online from Travelex, you get better rates and can pick up the BIF cash locally or even on travel day at the airport.

Another popular option is to use a Pre-paid Travel Card. Your Debit/Credit Card provider will charge you 2% from market mid-rate, but your bank may also charge an extra 3% as an “Overseas Transaction Charge” plus “Overseas ATM” fees for withdrawing cash.

For card purchases if offered a choice of currencies always select to Pay in Burundian Franc otherwise you may get much worst exchange rates.


Sending money to Burundi

When searching around for information on how to get a good exchange rate when sending money to Burundi you need to start with finding out the latest Burundian Franc foreign-transfer exchange rate.

Then compare your bank's exchange rates to several licensed FX providers exchange rate and fees to see how much you can save (we make that calculation easy here).

Get a better deal for foreign transfers to Burundi

When sending money to Burundi it’s important to compare your bank’s rates & fees with those we have negotiated with our partner money transfer providers. To get a better deal you should follow these 4 simple steps :

  1. Open an account with a BER reviewed FX provider (id docs may be required)
  2. You specify the local or Burundian Franc amount you want to transfer
  3. Make a local currency domestic transfer for the requested amount to the provider's bank account in your country
  4. Once your funds are received by the provider the converted BIF amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Burundi.

Use our Send to Burundian Franc calculator to compare the exchange rates of FX specialist providers rates versus your bank's standard rates you can hopefully save around 5% and maybe more - end result is more Burundian Franc deposited into the recipient bank account and less margins and fees kept by the banks!

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