Rwanda - Rwandan Franc - Currency Guide


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


USD/RWF 90-day view

USD/RWF at 955 is near its 90-DAY average, range 944.56 - 967.79 .
🔔 Today USD/RWF is DOWN 0.7%
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Recent USD to RWF 90-day trend

RWF News, Forecasts and Trends

The above interactive chart shows the USD to RWF exchange rate, trend and recent alerts for the last 90 days.

US Dollar to Rwandan Franc - Historical Rates

USD/RWF rateChangePeriod
11 Sep 2020 : 967.00001.2% ▼1 Week
19 Aug 2020 : 965.53291.1% ▼30 Days
20 Jun 2020 : 945.00001.1% ▲90 Days
19 Sep 2019 : 923.44843.4% ▲1 Year
20 Sep 2015 : 713.861433.8% ▲5 Years
21 Sep 2010 : 588.006462.4% ▲10 Years

USD/RWF 10 year historic rates & change to 18-Sep-2020 : 955.0000


U$10,000 USD
ر.س9,550,000 RWF

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

US Dollar to Rwandan Franc - Quick Conversions

U$ 1 ر.س 955.00
U$ 5 ر.س 4,775
U$ 10 ر.س 9,550
U$ 20 ر.س 19,100
U$ 50 ر.س 47,750
U$ 100 ر.س 95,500
U$ 250 ر.س 238,750
U$ 500 ر.س 477,500
U$ 1,000 ر.س 955,000
U$ 2,000 ر.س 1,910,000
U$ 5,000 ر.س 4,775,000
U$ 10,000 ر.س 9,550,000
U$ 50,000 ر.س 47,750,000
U$ 100,000 ر.س 95,500,000
More amounts
U$ 0.0010 ر.س 1
U$ 0.0052 ر.س 5
U$ 0.0105 ر.س 10
U$ 0.0209 ر.س 20
U$ 0.0524 ر.س 50
U$ 0.1047 ر.س 100
U$ 0.2618 ر.س 250
U$ 0.5235 ر.س 500
U$ 1.0470 ر.س 1,000
U$ 2.0940 ر.س 2,000
U$ 5.2350 ر.س 5,000
U$ 10.47 ر.س 10,000
U$ 52.35 ر.س 50,000
U$ 104.70 ر.س 100,000
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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.


Sending money to Rwanda

When searching around for information on how to get a good exchange rate when sending money to Rwanda you need to start with finding out the latest Rwandan Franc exchange rate for foreign-transfers, which can be very different to the wholesale rate.

Then compare your bank's exchange rates to several licensed FX providers exchange rate and fees 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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