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Foreign Exchange Guide to Burundi

Read this currency guide to Burundi with money transfer and travel tips.   [USD/BIF=1833.0496]

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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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BIF/USD - Burundian Franc to United States Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
07 Apr 20190.0005461 Week
15 Mar 20190.0005461 Month
16 Oct 20180.0005596 Months
14 Apr 20180.0005621 Year
14 Apr 20170.0005892 Years
15 Apr 20140.0006465 Years
16 Apr 20090.00088510 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
07 Apr 20190.0004871 Week
15 Mar 20190.0004821 Month
16 Oct 20180.0004836 Months
14 Apr 20180.0004551 Year
14 Apr 20170.0005552 Years
15 Apr 20140.0004685 Years
16 Apr 20090.00067110 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
07 Apr 20190.0004191 Week
15 Mar 20190.0004101 Month
16 Oct 20180.0004246 Months
14 Apr 20180.0003941 Year
14 Apr 20170.0004702 Years
15 Apr 20140.0003865 Years
16 Apr 20090.00059310 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
07 Apr 20190.06101 Week
15 Mar 20190.06081 Month
16 Oct 20180.06286 Months
14 Apr 20180.06031 Year
14 Apr 20170.06402 Years
15 Apr 20140.06585 Years
16 Apr 20090.087710 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
07 Apr 20190.0007691 Week
15 Mar 20190.0007701 Month
16 Oct 20180.0007836 Months
14 Apr 20180.0007241 Year
14 Apr 20170.0007772 Years
15 Apr 20140.0006915 Years
16 Apr 20090.00122910 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
07 Apr 20190.0007301 Week
15 Mar 20190.0007291 Month
16 Oct 20180.0007236 Months
14 Apr 20180.0007091 Year
14 Apr 20170.0007852 Years
15 Apr 20140.0007105 Years
16 Apr 20090.00106710 Years

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