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Foreign Exchange Guide to Burundi

Read this currency guide to Burundi with money transfer and travel tips.   [USD/BIF=1830]

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Burundian Franc
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This is a foreign exchange guide to Burundi, the Burundian Franc currency plus BIF transfers and travel tips.

In this Burundi currency guide we take a look at :

  1. Burundian Franc info - general info about the Burundian Franc
  2. Burundian Franc in the markets - recent BIF moves and predictions from the FX markets
  3. Travelling in Burundi - currency & money saving tips
  4. Buying Burundian Franc cash online - travel money for Burundi
  5. Sending money to Burundi - save on Burundian Franc bank transfers to Burundi
  6. Burundian Franc exchange rates - latest & historic exchange rates.

Burundian Franc (BIF) general currency information

What is the Burundian Franc currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the Burundian Franc is BIF.

Which countries use the Burundian Franc?

It is the domestic currency in Burundi.

Burundian Franc (BIF) in the markets

The interactive chart below shows the USD to BIF exchange rate for the previous 3 months with rate alerts for days when the exchange rate moved up or down significantly or for 30 day highs and lows.

USD-BIF 3 Month chart
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Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Burundi


Travel money for Burundi


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


Burundi Trip Checklist    

  1. Compare BIF travel cash rates - probably why you are here!
  2. Search Hotel deals - Save on your accomodation in Burundi
  3. Lonely Planet - world's best travel guide (coupon and deals)

Sending money to Burundi

When searching around for information on how to get a good exchange rate when sending money to Burundi you need to start with finding out the latest Burundian 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 Burundi

When sending money to Burundi 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 Burundian 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 BIF amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Burundi.

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


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Popular BIF cross rates

BIF/USD - Burundian Franc to United States Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Feb 20190.0005541 Week
18 Jan 20190.0005491 Month
21 Aug 20180.0005636 Months
17 Feb 20180.0005671 Year
17 Feb 20170.0005912 Years
18 Feb 20140.0006515 Years
19 Feb 20090.00088510 Years

BIF/EUR - Burundian Franc to Euro - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Feb 20190.0004891 Week
18 Jan 20190.0004831 Month
21 Aug 20180.0004866 Months
17 Feb 20180.0004571 Year
17 Feb 20170.0005562 Years
18 Feb 20140.0004735 Years
19 Feb 20090.00069810 Years

BIF/GBP - Burundian Franc to British Pound Sterling - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Feb 20190.0004281 Week
18 Jan 20190.0004271 Month
21 Aug 20180.0004366 Months
17 Feb 20180.0004041 Year
17 Feb 20170.0004762 Years
18 Feb 20140.0003905 Years
19 Feb 20090.00061710 Years

BIF/JPY - Burundian Franc to Japanese Yen - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Feb 20190.06091 Week
18 Jan 20190.06031 Month
21 Aug 20180.06206 Months
17 Feb 20180.06021 Year
17 Feb 20170.06662 Years
18 Feb 20140.06665 Years
19 Feb 20090.083210 Years

BIF/AUD - Burundian Franc to Australian Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Feb 20190.0007801 Week
18 Jan 20190.0007671 Month
21 Aug 20180.0007656 Months
17 Feb 20180.0007171 Year
17 Feb 20170.0007702 Years
18 Feb 20140.0007225 Years
19 Feb 20090.00136910 Years

BIF/CAD - Burundian Franc to Canadian Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Feb 20190.0007361 Week
18 Jan 20190.0007291 Month
21 Aug 20180.0007346 Months
17 Feb 20180.0007121 Year
17 Feb 20170.0007732 Years
18 Feb 20140.0007135 Years
19 Feb 20090.00111010 Years

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