Burundi - Burundian Franc - Currency Guide

This is a currency guide to Burundi, the Burundian Franc currency plus sending (BIF) transfers and travel tips for Burundi.

 
 
CountryBurundi
FlagBurundi
Country CodeBI
Domestic Currency Burundian Franc
Currency Symbol
Currency CodeBIF
Exchange RateUSD/BIF = 1891
Telephone Prefix+257

Quick Conversions from US Dollar to Burundian Franc

USD

BIF

U$ 1
1,891
U$ 5
9,455
U$ 10
18,910
U$ 20
37,820
U$ 50
94,550
U$ 100
189,100
U$ 250
472,750
U$ 500
945,500
U$ 1,000
1,891,000
U$ 2,000
3,782,000
U$ 5,000
9,455,000
U$ 10,000
18,910,000
U$ 50,000
94,550,000
U$ 100,000
189,100,000
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USD

BIF

U$ 0.0005
1
U$ 0.0026
5
U$ 0.0053
10
U$ 0.0106
20
U$ 0.0265
50
U$ 0.0529
100
U$ 0.1323
250
U$ 0.2645
500
U$ 0.5290
1,000
U$ 1.0580
2,000
U$ 2.6450
5,000
U$ 5.2900
10,000
U$ 26.45
50,000
U$ 52.90
100,000
More amounts

To calculate specific USD/BIF amounts use our Convert USD to BIF quick calculator.

Burundi Currency Info


Frequently Asked Questions


What currency should I use in Burundi?

The domestic currency in Burundi is the Burundian Franc.

What is the Burundian Franc currency code and symbol?

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

How much is U$100 US Dollars in Burundian Franc?

U$ 100 converts to 189,100

Which countries use the Burundian Franc?

It is the domestic currency in Burundi.

Is the Burundian Franc a closed currency?

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


Burundian Franc (BIF) in the markets

The interactive chart below shows the USD to BIF exchange rate and trend for the previous 3 months:

ALERT: 90-DAY HIGHS 🔔 |
USD/BIF at 1891 was trading 0.5% above the 90-day average 1881.88 with a range 1870 to 1891. ALERT: USD/BIF has risen to 90-DAY HIGHS.
21-Feb 5PM-NY 10PM-LON | 22-Feb 9AM-SYD

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 Burundian 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 Burundian Franc deposited into the recipient bank account and less margins and fees kept by the banks!

 

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Burundian Franc to US Dollar - Historical Rates

PeriodBIF/USDDate
1 Day0.00053016 Feb 2020
7 Day0.00053010 Feb 2020
30 Day0.00053118 Jan 2020
3 Month0.00053419 Nov 2019
1 Year0.00055217 Feb 2019
5 Year0.00063518 Feb 2015
10 Year0.00088319 Feb 2010

Burundian Franc to Euro - Historical Rates

PeriodBIF/EURDate
1 Day0.00048916 Feb 2020
7 Day0.00048610 Feb 2020
30 Day0.00047918 Jan 2020
3 Month0.00048219 Nov 2019
1 Year0.00048917 Feb 2019
5 Year0.00055718 Feb 2015
10 Year0.00065119 Feb 2010

Burundian Franc to Pound Sterling - 10 Year History

PeriodBIF/GBPDate
1 Day0.00040616 Feb 2020
7 Day0.00041010 Feb 2020
30 Day0.00040818 Jan 2020
3 Month0.00041319 Nov 2019
1 Year0.00042817 Feb 2019
5 Year0.00041118 Feb 2015
10 Year0.00057319 Feb 2010

Burundian Franc to Australian Dollar - Historical Rates

PeriodBIF/AUDDate
1 Day0.00078816 Feb 2020
7 Day0.00079210 Feb 2020
30 Day0.00077318 Jan 2020
3 Month0.00078219 Nov 2019
1 Year0.00077317 Feb 2019
5 Year0.00081318 Feb 2015
10 Year0.00098719 Feb 2010

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