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 = 1900.2
Telephone Prefix+257

Quick Conversions from US Dollar to Burundian Franc

USD

BIF

U$ 1
1,900
U$ 5
9,501
U$ 10
19,002
U$ 20
38,004
U$ 50
95,010
U$ 100
190,020
U$ 250
475,050
U$ 500
950,100
U$ 1,000
1,900,200
U$ 2,000
3,800,400
U$ 5,000
9,501,000
U$ 10,000
19,002,000
U$ 50,000
95,010,000
U$ 100,000
190,020,000
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USD

BIF

U$ 0.0005
1
U$ 0.0026
5
U$ 0.0053
10
U$ 0.0105
20
U$ 0.0263
50
U$ 0.0526
100
U$ 0.1315
250
U$ 0.2630
500
U$ 0.5260
1,000
U$ 1.0520
2,000
U$ 2.6300
5,000
U$ 5.2600
10,000
U$ 26.30
50,000
U$ 52.60
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 190,020

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:

USD/BIF at 1900.18 was trading 0.6% above AVG:1888.87 with LO:1874.22 and HI:1901.38 (90 days). There are no current rate alerts.
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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!
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  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 Day0.00053429 Mar 2020
7 Day0.00053123 Mar 2020
30 Day0.00052929 Feb 2020
3 Month0.00053131 Dec 2019
1 Year0.00054631 Mar 2019
5 Year0.00064001 Apr 2015
10 Year0.00087802 Apr 2010

Burundian Franc to Euro - Historical Rates

PeriodBIF/EURDate
1 Day0.00047929 Mar 2020
7 Day0.00049323 Mar 2020
30 Day0.00048029 Feb 2020
3 Month0.00047431 Dec 2019
1 Year0.00048631 Mar 2019
5 Year0.00059401 Apr 2015
10 Year0.00065002 Apr 2010

Burundian Franc to Pound Sterling - 10 Year History

PeriodBIF/GBPDate
1 Day0.00042929 Mar 2020
7 Day0.00045823 Mar 2020
30 Day0.00041329 Feb 2020
3 Month0.00040131 Dec 2019
1 Year0.00041931 Mar 2019
5 Year0.00043101 Apr 2015
10 Year0.00057702 Apr 2010

Burundian Franc to Australian Dollar - Historical Rates

PeriodBIF/AUDDate
1 Day0.00086429 Mar 2020
7 Day0.00090423 Mar 2020
30 Day0.00081329 Feb 2020
3 Month0.00075831 Dec 2019
1 Year0.00076831 Mar 2019
5 Year0.00084201 Apr 2015
10 Year0.00095502 Apr 2010

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