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    Zaire - Congolese franc - Currency Guide


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

    What's in this Zaire currency guide?

    1. USD/CDF trend
    2. Forecasts
    3. Travel Zaire
    4. Spending CDF
    5. Send to Zaire

    USD/CDF Trend (90-day)

    USD to CDF at 1990 is near its 90-day average, range 1984-2015.

    The below interactive chart displays the USD/CDF trend and UP DOWN HIGH LOW alerts

    USD to CDF Currency Trend Chart

    US dollar to Congolese franc - Historical Rates

    USD/CDF wasChangePeriod
    05 Oct 2021
    0.3% 2 Weeks
    21 Jul 2021
    0.2% 90 Days
    19 Oct 2020
    1.9% 1 Year
    20 Oct 2016
    107% 5 Years
    22 Oct 2011
    118.7% 10 Years
    USD/CDF change over periods to 19-Oct-2021

    $10,000 USD
    FC19,899,257 CDF

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

    USD to CDF - Quick Amounts

    Sell USD   →   Buy CDF
    $ 1 FC 1,990
    $ 5 FC 9,950
    $ 10 FC 19,899
    $ 20 FC 39,798
    $ 50 FC 99,495
    $ 100 FC 198,990
    $ 250 FC 497,475
    $ 500 FC 994,950
    $ 1,000 FC 1,989,900
    $ 2,000 FC 3,979,800
    $ 5,000 FC 9,949,500
    $ 10,000 FC 19,899,000
    $ 20,000 FC 39,798,000
    $ 50,000 FC 99,495,000
    $ 100,000 FC 198,990,000
    $ 0.0005 FC 1
    $ 0.0025 FC 5
    $ 0.0050 FC 10
    $ 0.0101 FC 20
    $ 0.0252 FC 50
    $ 0.0503 FC 100
    $ 0.1258 FC 250
    $ 0.2515 FC 500
    $ 0.5030 FC 1,000
    $ 1.0060 FC 2,000
    $ 2.5150 FC 5,000
    $ 5.0300 FC 10,000
    $ 10.06 FC 20,000
    $ 25.15 FC 50,000
    $ 50.30 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.


    Send Money to Zaire - Best Rates

    To get a good (and fair) exchange rate when sending money to Zaire 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 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 the above 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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