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Foreign Exchange Guide to Burundi

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The domestic currency in Burundi is the Burundian franc with currency code BIF. Read this foreign exchange guide to Burundi and the Burundian franc with money transfer and travel tips plus Burundian franc exchange cross rates.

In this guide we review :

  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 BIF to USD 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.

BIF-USD 3 Month chart
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BIF currency converter

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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.


Travel Money for Burundi

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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).

Getting a better deal when sending money 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!


Bank Transfers to Burundi

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Burundian franc - exchange rates - live and historic

Major BIF cross rates
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BIF/USD - Burundian franc to U.S. dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.0005701 Week
18 May 20180.0005681 Month
19 Dec 20170.0005706 Months
17 Jun 20170.0005801 Year
17 Jun 20160.0006362 Years
18 Jun 20130.0006445 Years
19 Jun 20080.00090110 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.0004831 Week
18 May 20180.0004811 Month
19 Dec 20170.0004816 Months
17 Jun 20170.0005181 Year
17 Jun 20160.0005642 Years
18 Jun 20130.0004815 Years
19 Jun 20080.00058110 Years

BIF/GBP - Burundian franc to British pound sterling - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.0004251 Week
18 May 20180.0004211 Month
19 Dec 20170.0004266 Months
17 Jun 20170.0004541 Year
17 Jun 20160.0004432 Years
18 Jun 20130.0004125 Years
19 Jun 20080.00045710 Years

BIF/JPY - Burundian franc to Japanese yen - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.06231 Week
18 May 20180.06291 Month
19 Dec 20170.06446 Months
17 Jun 20170.06431 Year
17 Jun 20160.06632 Years
18 Jun 20130.06135 Years
19 Jun 20080.097210 Years

BIF/AUD - Burundian franc to Australian dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.0007491 Week
18 May 20180.0007561 Month
19 Dec 20170.0007456 Months
17 Jun 20170.0007611 Year
17 Jun 20160.0008602 Years
18 Jun 20130.0006795 Years
19 Jun 20080.00094810 Years

BIF/CAD - Burundian franc to Canadian dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.0007391 Week
18 May 20180.0007321 Month
19 Dec 20170.0007346 Months
17 Jun 20170.0007661 Year
17 Jun 20160.0008212 Years
18 Jun 20130.0006575 Years
19 Jun 20080.00091310 Years