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Zaire - Congolese Franc - Currency Guide


Foreign exchange guide to Zaire and the Congolese Franc (CDF)


CDF News, Forecasts and Trends

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

Recent USD to CDF 90-day trend
90-DAY-HI 1-DAY0.6% (1d)
USD/CDF at 1818.45 was trading 5.2% above AVG:1729.15 with LO:1685 and HI:1827.37 (90 days). There are no current rate alerts.

US Dollar to Congolese Franc - Historical Rates

USD/CDFPeriod to 28-MayDateRate
0.4% ▲1 Week21 May 20201816.0000
5.5% ▲30 Days28 Apr 20201727.6736
7.5% ▲90 Days28 Feb 20201696.0000
10.3% ▲1 Year29 May 20191653.0000
97.2% ▼5 Years30 May 2015924.5260
107.8% ▼10 Years31 May 2010877.5127
USD/CDF 10 year rates & changes to 28-May-2020 (1823.2717)

US Dollar to Congolese Franc - Quick Conversions

U$ 1 FC 1,818
U$ 5 FC 9,092
U$ 10 FC 18,184
U$ 20 FC 36,368
U$ 50 FC 90,920
U$ 100 FC 181,840
U$ 250 FC 454,600
U$ 500 FC 909,200
U$ 1,000 FC 1,818,400
U$ 2,000 FC 3,636,800
U$ 5,000 FC 9,092,000
U$ 10,000 FC 18,184,000
U$ 50,000 FC 90,920,000
U$ 100,000 FC 181,840,000
More amounts
U$ 0.0006 FC 1
U$ 0.0028 FC 5
U$ 0.0055 FC 10
U$ 0.0110 FC 20
U$ 0.0275 FC 50
U$ 0.0550 FC 100
U$ 0.1375 FC 250
U$ 0.2750 FC 500
U$ 0.5500 FC 1,000
U$ 1.1000 FC 2,000
U$ 2.7500 FC 5,000
U$ 5.5000 FC 10,000
U$ 27.50 FC 50,000
U$ 55.00 FC 100,000
More amounts

Frequently Asked Questions


What currency should I use in Zaire?

The domestic currency in Zaire is the Congolese Franc.

What is the Congolese Franc currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the Congolese Franc is CDF — symbol is FC.

Which countries use the Congolese Franc?

It is the domestic currency in    Zaire.

Is the Congolese Franc a closed currency?

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


Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Zaire

Travel money for Zaire

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


Sending money to Zaire

When searching around for information on how to get a good exchange rate when sending money to Zaire you need to start with finding out the latest Congolese Franc foreign-transfer exchange 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 here).

Get a better deal for foreign transfers to Zaire

When sending money to Zaire 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 Congolese 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 CDF amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Zaire.

Use our Send to Congolese 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 Congolese Franc deposited into the recipient bank account and less margins and fees kept by the banks!

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