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    Burundi - Burundian franc - Currency Guide

     

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

    What's in this Burundi currency guide?

    1. USD/BIF trend
    2. Forecasts
    3. Travel Burundi
    4. Spending BIF
    5. Send to Burundi
         

    USD/BIF Trend (90-day)

    USD to BIF at 1993 is just above its 90-day average, range 1980-1997.
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    90-DAYHIGH
     

    The below interactive chart displays the USD/BIF trend and UP DOWN HIGH LOW alerts

     
    USD to BIF Currency Trend Chart
       

    US dollar to Burundian franc - Historical Rates

    USD/BIF wasChangePeriod
    1990.72
    05 Oct 2021
    0.1% 2 Weeks
    1982.66
    21 Jul 2021
    0.5% 90 Days
    1935.07
    19 Oct 2020
    3% 1 Year
    1671.61
    20 Oct 2016
    19.2% 5 Years
    1227.08
    22 Oct 2011
    62.4% 10 Years
    863.47
    24 Oct 2001
    130.8% 20 Years
    USD/BIF change over periods to 19-Oct-2021
     

    $10,000 USD
    =
    19,930,289 BIF

    Converted at USD/BIF interbank rate, compare Send Money and Currency Exchange exchange rates.

    USD to BIF - Quick Amounts

    Sell USD   →   Buy BIF
    USD BIF
    $ 1 1,993
    $ 5 9,965
    $ 10 19,930
    $ 20 39,860
    $ 50 99,650
    $ 100 199,300
    $ 250 498,250
    $ 500 996,500
    $ 1,000 1,993,000
    $ 2,000 3,986,000
    $ 5,000 9,965,000
    $ 10,000 19,930,000
    $ 20,000 39,860,000
    $ 50,000 99,650,000
    $ 100,000 199,300,000
    USD BIF
    $ 0.0005 1
    $ 0.0025 5
    $ 0.0050 10
    $ 0.0100 20
    $ 0.0251 50
    $ 0.0502 100
    $ 0.1255 250
    $ 0.2510 500
    $ 0.5020 1,000
    $ 1.0040 2,000
    $ 2.5100 5,000
    $ 5.0200 10,000
    $ 10.04 20,000
    $ 25.10 50,000
    $ 50.20 100,000

    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.

     

    Send Money to Burundi - Best Rates

    To get a good (and fair) exchange rate when sending money to Burundi you need to find and compare exchange rates for International Money Transfers (IMTs).

    The available FX rates for sending money abroad can be very different to the mid-market (wholesale) rate which you see reported online and in the News.

    You should especially compare your own bank's exchange rates to those available from Money Transfer specialists 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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