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Foreign Exchange Guide to Central African Republic

Read this currency guide to Central African Republic with money transfer and travel tips.   [USD/XAF=572.6212]

Central African Republic
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Central African Franc
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This is a foreign exchange guide to Central African Republic, the Central African Franc currency plus XAF transfers and travel tips.

In this Central African Republic currency guide we take a look at :

  1. Central African Franc info - general info about the Central African Franc
  2. Central African Franc in the markets - recent XAF moves and predictions from the FX markets
  3. Travelling in Central African Republic - currency & money saving tips
  4. Buying Central African Franc cash online - travel money for Central African Republic
  5. Sending money to Central African Republic - save on Central African Franc bank transfers to Central African Republic
  6. Central African Franc exchange rates - latest & historic exchange rates.

Central African Franc (XAF) general currency information

What is the Central African Franc currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the Central African Franc is XAF and the symbol is FCFA.

Which countries use the Central African Franc?

It is the domestic currency in Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon.

Central African Franc (XAF) in the markets

The interactive chart below shows the USD to XAF 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-XAF 3 Month chart
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Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Central African Republic


Travel money for Central African Republic


Save money and time by Ordering your Central African Franc online from Travelex, you get better rates and can pick up the XAF 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 Central African Franc otherwise you may get much worst exchange rates.


Central African Republic Trip Checklist    

  1. Compare XAF travel cash rates - probably why you are here!
  2. Search Hotel deals - Save on your accomodation in Central African Republic
  3. Lonely Planet - world's best travel guide (coupon and deals)

Sending money to Central African Republic

When searching around for information on how to get a good exchange rate when sending money to Central African Republic you need to start with finding out the latest Central African 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 Central African Republic

When sending money to Central African Republic 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 Central African 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 XAF amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Central African Republic.

Use our Send to XAF 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 Central African Franc deposited into the recipient bank account and less margins and fees kept by the banks!


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Major XAF cross rates

XAF/USD - Central African Franc to United States Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
14 Oct 20180.0017611 Week
21 Sep 20180.0017921 Month
24 Apr 20180.0018666 Months
21 Oct 20170.0017971 Year
21 Oct 20160.0016612 Years
22 Oct 20130.0020965 Years
23 Oct 20080.00196410 Years

XAF/EUR - Central African Franc to Euro - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
14 Oct 20180.0015241 Week
21 Sep 20180.0015241 Month
24 Apr 20180.0015246 Months
21 Oct 20170.0015241 Year
21 Oct 20160.0015252 Years
22 Oct 20130.0015245 Years
23 Oct 20080.00152610 Years

XAF/GBP - Central African Franc to British Pound Sterling - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
14 Oct 20180.0013441 Week
21 Sep 20180.0013711 Month
24 Apr 20180.0013336 Months
21 Oct 20170.0013621 Year
21 Oct 20160.0013572 Years
22 Oct 20130.0012935 Years
23 Oct 20080.00121510 Years

XAF/JPY - Central African Franc to Japanese Yen - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
14 Oct 20180.19761 Week
21 Sep 20180.20181 Month
24 Apr 20180.20306 Months
21 Oct 20170.20391 Year
21 Oct 20160.17232 Years
22 Oct 20130.20585 Years
23 Oct 20080.190610 Years

XAF/AUD - Central African Franc to Australian Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
14 Oct 20180.0024781 Week
21 Sep 20180.0024561 Month
24 Apr 20180.0024536 Months
21 Oct 20170.0022991 Year
21 Oct 20160.0021822 Years
22 Oct 20130.0021625 Years
23 Oct 20080.00295410 Years

XAF/CAD - Central African Franc to Canadian Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
14 Oct 20180.0022931 Week
21 Sep 20180.0023161 Month
24 Apr 20180.0023926 Months
21 Oct 20170.0022691 Year
21 Oct 20160.0022092 Years
22 Oct 20130.0021585 Years
23 Oct 20080.00247910 Years