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Rwanda - Rwandan franc - Currency Guide


Foreign exchange guide to Rwanda and the Rwandan franc (RWF)


USD/RWF Trend (90-day)

USDRWF at 977.5 has fallen 1.1% below its 90-day average, 977.5-1000 range.
1D-2.3% 90DLOW
Alerts:1D-2.3% | 90DLOW |
Recent USD to RWF Trend + Alerts

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


RWF News, Forecasts and Trends

US dollar to Rwandan franc - Historical Rates

09 Apr 2021
1.7% ▼1 Week
17 Mar 2021
1% ▼30 Days
16 Jan 2021
1.8% ▼90 Days
16 Apr 2020
3.3% ▲1 Year
17 Apr 2016
28.6% ▲5 Years
19 Apr 2011
64.1% ▲10 Years

USD/RWF 10 year historic rates & change to 16-Apr-2021 : 977.50


$10,000 USD
ر.س10,009,313 RWF

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

US dollar to Rwandan franc - Quick Convert

$ 1 ر.س 1,001
$ 5 ر.س 5,005
$ 10 ر.س 10,009
$ 20 ر.س 20,018
$ 50 ر.س 50,045
$ 100 ر.س 100,090
$ 250 ر.س 250,225
$ 500 ر.س 500,450
$ 1,000 ر.س 1,000,900
$ 2,000 ر.س 2,001,800
$ 5,000 ر.س 5,004,500
$ 10,000 ر.س 10,009,000
$ 50,000 ر.س 50,045,000
$ 100,000 ر.س 100,090,000
More amounts
$ 0.0010 ر.س 1
$ 0.0050 ر.س 5
$ 0.0100 ر.س 10
$ 0.0200 ر.س 20
$ 0.0500 ر.س 50
$ 0.0999 ر.س 100
$ 0.2498 ر.س 250
$ 0.4995 ر.س 500
$ 0.9990 ر.س 1,000
$ 1.9980 ر.س 2,000
$ 4.9950 ر.س 5,000
$ 9.9900 ر.س 10,000
$ 49.95 ر.س 50,000
$ 99.90 ر.س 100,000
More amounts

Frequently Asked Questions


What currency should I use in Rwanda?

The domestic currency in Rwanda is the Rwandan franc.

What is the Rwandan franc currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the Rwandan franc is RWF — symbol is ر.س.

Which countries use the Rwandan franc?

It is the domestic currency in    Rwanda.

Is the Rwandan franc a closed currency?

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


Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Rwanda

Travel money for Rwanda

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


Send Money to Rwanda - Best Rates

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

When sending money to Rwanda 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 Rwandan 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 RWF amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Rwanda.

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

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