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Foreign Exchange Guide to Burundi

Read this currency guide to Burundi with money transfer and travel tips.   [USD/BIF=1843.7926]

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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 and trend for the previous 3 months:

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 Day0.00054318 Aug 2019
1 Week0.00054212 Aug 2019
1 Month0.00054420 Jul 2019
6 Months0.00055220 Feb 2019
1 Year0.00056319 Aug 2018
5 Years0.00064520 Aug 2014
10 Years0.00088521 Aug 2009

BIF/EUR - Burundian Franc to Euro - Historical Rates

1 Day0.00048918 Aug 2019
1 Week0.00048412 Aug 2019
1 Month0.00048420 Jul 2019
6 Months0.00048720 Feb 2019
1 Year0.00049319 Aug 2018
5 Years0.00048620 Aug 2014
10 Years0.00061821 Aug 2009

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

1 Day0.00044618 Aug 2019
1 Week0.00044912 Aug 2019
1 Month0.00043520 Jul 2019
6 Months0.00042320 Feb 2019
1 Year0.00044219 Aug 2018
5 Years0.00038920 Aug 2014
10 Years0.00053621 Aug 2009

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

1 Day0.00079918 Aug 2019
1 Week0.00080312 Aug 2019
1 Month0.00077220 Jul 2019
6 Months0.00077020 Feb 2019
1 Year0.00077119 Aug 2018
5 Years0.00069520 Aug 2014
10 Years0.00106121 Aug 2009

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