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Ivory Coast - West African franc - Currency Guide


Foreign exchange guide to Ivory Coast and the West African franc (XOF)


USD/XOF Trend (90-day)

USDXOF at 539.3 has fallen 1.4% below its 90-day average, range 539.0-559.8.
1D-0.8% 60DLOW
Alerts:1D-0.8% | 60DLOW |
Recent USD to XOF Trend + Alerts

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

General Currency Info - West African franc

The West Africa CFA franc (XAF) is the currency of six independent states in Western Africa - Benin, Burkina Faso, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Mali, Niger, Senegal and Togo.

In several central African states the Central African CFA franc (currency code XAF) is in circulation, such as Cameroon - Central African CFA franc. The Central African CFA franc is of equal value to the West African franc. Both XAF and XOF currencies are referred to as the CFA franc.


XOF News, Forecasts and Trends


The West Africa CFA franc has a fixed rate of exchange with the euro (and previously the French franc) set at 1 euro = 655.957 XOF. The XOF franc is characterised as a credible and stable currency, a significant virtue given the experience of most currency-issuing African nations.

US dollar to West African franc - Historical Rates

30 Apr 2021
1.2% ▼1 Week
07 Apr 2021
2.4% ▼30 Days
06 Feb 2021
0.9% ▼90 Days
07 May 2020
10.9% ▼1 Year
08 May 2016
7.2% ▼5 Years
10 May 2011
18.1% ▲10 Years

USD/XOF 10 year historic rates & change to 07-May-2021 : 539.29


$10,000 USD
5,392,942 XOF

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

US dollar to West African franc - Quick Convert

$ 1 539.29
$ 5 2,696
$ 10 5,393
$ 20 10,786
$ 50 26,965
$ 100 53,929
$ 250 134,823
$ 500 269,645
$ 1,000 539,290
$ 2,000 1,078,580
$ 5,000 2,696,450
$ 10,000 5,392,900
$ 50,000 26,964,500
$ 100,000 53,929,000
More amounts
$ 0.0019 1
$ 0.0093 5
$ 0.0185 10
$ 0.0371 20
$ 0.0927 50
$ 0.1854 100
$ 0.4635 250
$ 0.9270 500
$ 1.8540 1,000
$ 3.7080 2,000
$ 9.2700 5,000
$ 18.54 10,000
$ 92.70 50,000
$ 185.40 100,000
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Frequently Asked Questions


What currency should I use in Ivory Coast?

The domestic currency in Ivory Coast is the West African franc.

What is the West African franc currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the West African franc is XOF.

Which countries use the West African franc?

It is the domestic currency in    Senegal,   Benin,   Burkina Faso,   Ivory Coast,   Guinea-Bissau,   Mali,   Niger and Togo.

Is the West African franc a closed currency?

No, the West African franc is freely available and convertible. See guide: What is a closed currency?


Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Ivory Coast

Travel money for Ivory Coast

Save money and time by Ordering your West African franc online from Travelex, you get better rates and can pick up the XOF 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 West African franc otherwise you may get much worst exchange rates.


Send Money to Ivory Coast - Best Rates

To get a good (and fair) exchange rate when sending money to Ivory Coast 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 Ivory Coast

When sending money to Ivory Coast 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 West African 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 XOF amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Ivory Coast.

Use the above Send to West African 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 West African franc deposited into the recipient bank account and less margins and fees kept by the banks!

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