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Foreign Exchange Guide to Central African Republic

Read this currency guide to Central African Republic with XAF money transfer and travel tips.

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 guide we review :

  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!


Bank Transfers to Central African Republic

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Major XAF cross rates

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
12 Aug 20180.0017371 Week
20 Jul 20180.0017881 Month
20 Feb 20180.0018816 Months
19 Aug 20170.0017931 Year
19 Aug 20160.0017222 Years
20 Aug 20130.0020445 Years
21 Aug 20080.00210810 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
12 Aug 20180.0015241 Week
20 Jul 20180.0015241 Month
20 Feb 20180.0015246 Months
19 Aug 20170.0015241 Year
19 Aug 20160.0015202 Years
20 Aug 20130.0015245 Years
21 Aug 20080.00141810 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
12 Aug 20180.0013611 Week
20 Jul 20180.0013621 Month
20 Feb 20180.0013436 Months
19 Aug 20170.0013931 Year
19 Aug 20160.0013172 Years
20 Aug 20130.0013045 Years
21 Aug 20080.00112610 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
12 Aug 20180.19221 Week
20 Jul 20180.19931 Month
20 Feb 20180.20206 Months
19 Aug 20170.19581 Year
19 Aug 20160.17252 Years
20 Aug 20130.19915 Years
21 Aug 20080.228510 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
12 Aug 20180.0023841 Week
20 Jul 20180.0024131 Month
20 Feb 20180.0023866 Months
19 Aug 20170.0022611 Year
19 Aug 20160.0022592 Years
20 Aug 20130.0022555 Years
21 Aug 20080.00240610 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
12 Aug 20180.0022841 Week
20 Jul 20180.0023521 Month
20 Feb 20180.0023796 Months
19 Aug 20170.0022561 Year
19 Aug 20160.0022142 Years
20 Aug 20130.0021215 Years
21 Aug 20080.00220910 Years