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Burundi - Burundian franc - Currency Guide

 

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

     

USD/BIF Trend (90-day)

USDBIF at 1960 is just above its 90-day average, range 1942-1969.
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1-DAY-0.6% (1d)
 
Recent USD to BIF Trend + Alerts

The above interactive chart shows the USD/BIF Exchange Rate, Trends and Alerts - UP DOWN HIGH LOW

   

BIF News, Forecasts and Trends

US dollar to Burundian franc - Historical Rates

USD/BIFChangePeriod
1955.26
28 Apr 2021
0.2% ▲1 Week
1945.21
05 Apr 2021
0.8% ▲30 Days
1949.58
04 Feb 2021
0.5% ▲90 Days
1897.12
05 May 2020
3.3% ▲1 Year
1566.53
06 May 2016
25.1% ▲5 Years
1225.98
08 May 2011
59.9% ▲10 Years

USD/BIF 10 year historic rates & change to 05-May-2021 : 1960.00

 

$10,000 USD
=
19,600,000 BIF

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

US dollar to Burundian franc - Quick Convert

USD BIF
$ 1 1,960
$ 5 9,800
$ 10 19,600
$ 20 39,200
$ 50 98,000
$ 100 196,000
$ 250 490,000
$ 500 980,000
$ 1,000 1,960,000
$ 2,000 3,920,000
$ 5,000 9,800,000
$ 10,000 19,600,000
$ 50,000 98,000,000
$ 100,000 196,000,000
More amounts
USD BIF
$ 0.0005 1
$ 0.0026 5
$ 0.0051 10
$ 0.0102 20
$ 0.0255 50
$ 0.0510 100
$ 0.1275 250
$ 0.2550 500
$ 0.5100 1,000
$ 1.0200 2,000
$ 2.5500 5,000
$ 5.1000 10,000
$ 25.50 50,000
$ 51.00 100,000
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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