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Foreign Exchange Guide to Burundi

This currency guide to Burundi helps you choose the best way to save money on BIF transfers and travel money.    [USD/BIF=1851.1]

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Burundian Franc
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This is a foreign exchange guide to Burundi, the Burundian Franc currency plus sending 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 and trend for the previous 3 months:

At 1857.47 USD/BIF is trading above its 90 day average 1849.29 with period range 1813.44 to 1866. There are currently no alerts. Updated: 08:15-AEDT 22:15-BST 17:15-EDT

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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BIF/USD - Burundian Franc to United States Dollar - Historical Rates

1 Day0.00053920 Oct 2019
7 Day0.00054114 Oct 2019
30 Day0.00053821 Sep 2019
3 Month0.00054123 Jul 2019
1 Year0.00055221 Oct 2018
5 Year0.00064122 Oct 2014
10 Year0.00088123 Oct 2009

BIF/EUR - Burundian Franc to Euro - Historical Rates

1 Day0.00048320 Oct 2019
7 Day0.00049014 Oct 2019
30 Day0.00048821 Sep 2019
3 Month0.00048523 Jul 2019
1 Year0.00048021 Oct 2018
5 Year0.00050722 Oct 2014
10 Year0.00058723 Oct 2009

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

1 Day0.00041820 Oct 2019
7 Day0.00042914 Oct 2019
30 Day0.00043121 Sep 2019
3 Month0.00043523 Jul 2019
1 Year0.00042321 Oct 2018
5 Year0.00040022 Oct 2014
10 Year0.00053923 Oct 2009

BIF/AUD - Burundian Franc to Australian Dollar - Historical Rates

1 Day0.00078720 Oct 2019
7 Day0.00079814 Oct 2019
30 Day0.00079421 Sep 2019
3 Month0.00077323 Jul 2019
1 Year0.00077721 Oct 2018
5 Year0.00073122 Oct 2014
10 Year0.00095323 Oct 2009

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