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Foreign Exchange Guide to Burundi

Read this currency guide to Burundi with money transfer and travel tips.   [USD/BIF=1785.6804]

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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
02 Dec 20180.0005581 Week
09 Nov 20180.0005511 Month
12 Jun 20180.0005656 Months
09 Dec 20170.0005651 Year
09 Dec 20160.0005952 Years
10 Dec 20130.0006465 Years
11 Dec 20080.00088210 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
02 Dec 20180.0004921 Week
09 Nov 20180.0004861 Month
12 Jun 20180.0004816 Months
09 Dec 20170.0004801 Year
09 Dec 20160.0005642 Years
10 Dec 20130.0004695 Years
11 Dec 20080.00066410 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
02 Dec 20180.0004371 Week
09 Nov 20180.0004251 Month
12 Jun 20180.0004236 Months
09 Dec 20170.0004221 Year
09 Dec 20160.0004732 Years
10 Dec 20130.0003935 Years
11 Dec 20080.00059010 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
02 Dec 20180.06351 Week
09 Nov 20180.06271 Month
12 Jun 20180.06256 Months
09 Dec 20170.06411 Year
09 Dec 20160.06852 Years
10 Dec 20130.06645 Years
11 Dec 20080.080810 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
02 Dec 20180.0007561 Week
09 Nov 20180.0007621 Month
12 Jun 20180.0007476 Months
09 Dec 20170.0007521 Year
09 Dec 20160.0007992 Years
10 Dec 20130.0007065 Years
11 Dec 20080.00131510 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
02 Dec 20180.0007391 Week
09 Nov 20180.0007281 Month
12 Jun 20180.0007366 Months
09 Dec 20170.0007261 Year
09 Dec 20160.0007852 Years
10 Dec 20130.0006855 Years
11 Dec 20080.00108810 Years

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