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    Currency in New Caledonia – CFP franc XPF

    A practical foreign exchange and currency guide to New Caledonia

     

    What currency is used in New Caledonia?

    The official currency of New Caledonia is the CFP franc, with symbol F and currency code XPF.

     

    Things to know about the CFP franc

    The CFP franc (XPF) is the currency of four French overseas collectives (collectivités d'outre-mer, or COM) that include French Polynesia, New Caledonia and Wallis and Futuna. The CFP franc is also referred to as the franc pacifique since it is used in the Pacific Ocean region. The initials CFP originally stood for Colonies Françaises du Pacifique (“French colonies of the Pacific”). As with the old French franc the CFP franc is broken into subunits called centimes.

     

    What the CFP franc looks like?

     

     

     

    CFP franc – Markets & Rates

    1 USD = 114.79 XPF
    Sell USD  →  Buy XPF
    USD to XPF at 114.3 is 1.7% above its 90-day average 112.4 with range 109.4-115.0.
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    DateUSD/XPFChangePeriod
    20 Jun 2022
    113.44
    0.9% 2 Week
    05 Apr 2022
    109.42
    4.6% 3 Month
    04 Jul 2021
    100.65
    13.7% 1 Year
    05 Jul 2017
    105.65
    8.4% 5 Year
    06 Jul 2012
    96.70
    18.4% 10 Year
    09 Jul 2002
    120.17
    4.7% 20 Year
    USD/XPF change over periods to 04-Jul-2022

     

     

    Compare CFP franc Exchange Rates & Fees

    The below comparison table makes it easy to find the best exchange rates and lowest fees when you want to make a Transfer or Spend CFP franc.

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    Travelling to New Caledonia

    The CFP franc (XPF) is the currency of the French overseas collectives (collectivités d’outre-mer, or COM) that include French Polynesia, New Caledonia and Wallis and Futuna.

    The CFP franc is also referred to as the franc pacifique since it is used in the Pacific Ocean region. The initials CFP originally stood for Colonies Françaises du Pacifique (“French colonies of the Pacific”).

    As with the old French franc the CFP franc is broken into subunits called centimes. The CFP Franc is currently fixed to the Euro at a rate of approximately 1 Euro = 119 XPF.

    New Caledonia is a lovely, exotic but expensive destination. One of the reasons prices are so high is that the French public servants posted to New Caledonia are paid significantly more than if they were back in France. When a public worker works here he gets his salary multiplied by 1.73.

    The country has been urged to trade more with its local neighbours in the Pacific such as Australia and New Zealand rather than primarily with the mother country France to lower transport and freight costs

     

    The CFP franc is also the domestic currency in 2 other countries.

     

     

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