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Zaire - Congolese franc - Currency Guide


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


USD/CDF Trend (90-day)

USDCDF at 1995 is just above its 90-day average, range 1968-2001.
1-DAY-0.7% 90-DAYHIGH
Recent USD to CDF Trend + Alerts

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


CDF News, Forecasts and Trends

US dollar to Congolese franc - Historical Rates

28 Apr 2021
0.1% ▲1 Week
05 Apr 2021
0.8% ▲30 Days
04 Feb 2021
0.8% ▲90 Days
05 May 2020
14.7% ▲1 Year
06 May 2016
115.1% ▲5 Years
08 May 2011
118% ▲10 Years

USD/CDF 10 year historic rates & change to 05-May-2021 : 1995.03


$10,000 USD
FC19,950,325 CDF

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

US dollar to Congolese franc - Quick Convert

$ 1 FC 1,995
$ 5 FC 9,975
$ 10 FC 19,950
$ 20 FC 39,900
$ 50 FC 99,750
$ 100 FC 199,500
$ 250 FC 498,750
$ 500 FC 997,500
$ 1,000 FC 1,995,000
$ 2,000 FC 3,990,000
$ 5,000 FC 9,975,000
$ 10,000 FC 19,950,000
$ 50,000 FC 99,750,000
$ 100,000 FC 199,500,000
More amounts
$ 0.0005 FC 1
$ 0.0025 FC 5
$ 0.0050 FC 10
$ 0.0100 FC 20
$ 0.0251 FC 50
$ 0.0501 FC 100
$ 0.1253 FC 250
$ 0.2505 FC 500
$ 0.5010 FC 1,000
$ 1.0020 FC 2,000
$ 2.5050 FC 5,000
$ 5.0100 FC 10,000
$ 25.05 FC 50,000
$ 50.10 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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