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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
USD/BIF at 1925 was trading 1.1% above AVG:1904.04 with LO:1874.22 and HI:1926 (90 days). There are no current rate alerts.

US Dollar to Burundian Franc - Historical Rates

USD/BIF rateChangePeriod
03 Jul 2020 : 1910.00000.8% ▲1 Week
10 Jun 2020 : 1902.73611.2% ▲30 Days
11 Apr 2020 : 1900.00001.4% ▲90 Days
11 Jul 2019 : 1840.75174.6% ▲1 Year
12 Jul 2015 : 1620.000018.9% ▲5 Years
13 Jul 2010 : 1128.718770.6% ▲10 Years
USD/BIF 10 year historic rates & changes to 10-Jul-2020 : 1926.0000

U$1,000 USD
1,925,000 BIF

Converted at USD/BIF wholesale exchange rate, compare foreign transfer and spend/travel exchange rates.


US Dollar to Burundian Franc - Quick Conversions

U$ 1 1,925
U$ 5 9,625
U$ 10 19,250
U$ 20 38,500
U$ 50 96,250
U$ 100 192,500
U$ 250 481,250
U$ 500 962,500
U$ 1,000 1,925,000
U$ 2,000 3,850,000
U$ 5,000 9,625,000
U$ 10,000 19,250,000
U$ 50,000 96,250,000
U$ 100,000 192,500,000
More amounts
U$ 0.0005 1
U$ 0.0026 5
U$ 0.0052 10
U$ 0.0104 20
U$ 0.0260 50
U$ 0.0519 100
U$ 0.1298 250
U$ 0.2595 500
U$ 0.5190 1,000
U$ 1.0380 2,000
U$ 2.5950 5,000
U$ 5.1900 10,000
U$ 25.95 50,000
U$ 51.90 100,000
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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 exchange rate for foreign-transfers, which can be very different to the wholesale 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 in the below table.

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 the above 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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