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    Currency in the Wallis and Futuna Islands – CFP franc XPF

    A practical foreign exchange and currency guide to the Wallis and Futuna Islands

     

    What currency is used in the Wallis and Futuna Islands?

    The official currency of the Wallis and Futuna Islands 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 = 113.01 XPF
    Sell USD  →  Buy XPF
    USD to XPF at 113.0 is 2.8% above its 90-day average 109.9 with range 105.4-115.0.
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    4-DAY-1.6%
    14-DAYLOW

    DateUSD/XPFChangePeriod
    05 May 2022
    113.22
    0.4% 2 Week
    18 Feb 2022
    105.40
    7% 3 Month
    19 May 2021
    98.05
    15% 1 Year
    20 May 2017
    106.98
    5.4% 5 Year
    21 May 2012
    93.67
    20.4% 10 Year
    24 May 2002
    129.88
    13.2% 20 Year
    USD/XPF change over periods to 19-May-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 the Wallis and Futuna Islands

    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.

    There is no ATM in Futuna, so take whatever cash you will need. Try to learn some French before you go. On Wallis, the Banque de Wallis et Futuna has the only ATM in the territory and is located in Mata-Utu.

    Travel hints for Wallis and Futuna Islands.

    Wallis and Futuna don’t have much in common except for the fact that they are both French territories that have been grouped together as one. In fact, the two island groups lie about 260 kilometres apart.

    The overwhelming majority (99%) of the people in Wallis and Futuna are Catholics, served by their own Roman Catholic Diocese of Wallis and Futuna. The culture of Wallis and Futuna is Polynesian, and is very similar to the cultures of its neighbouring nations Samoa and Tonga.

    How do you travel in the Wallis and Futuna Islands?

    Getting to Wallis and Futuna is tricky because there are no boats or ferries travelling to these isolated islands. However, you can take a plane which would be considered more convenient than a boat by most travellers. Aircalin, a small airline carrier, flies to the Wallis and Futuna airports from New Caledonia three times a week and from Noumea twice a week. Travellers to Wallis and Futuna will want to secure connection flights to these destinations in advance. On Wallis, you can move around the smaller islands via commercial boat hire. On Futuna, local fisherman can take you to nearby islets for a small fee. Because there is no public transportation in Wallis and Futuna, car hire is the best way to get around.

    Wallis and Futuna are very small and finding accommodation can be a challenge. However, there are a few hotels on Wallis that are very comfortable and reasonably priced. On Futuna, there is no commercial accommodation or guest houses. Visitors will stay as guests in local guest houses.

     

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

     

     

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