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Foreign Exchange Guide to French Polynesia

Latest market mid-rate: 1.0 =

Country Code:
PF
Domestic Currency:
CFP franc
Symbol - Code:
F XPF
Telephone Prefix:
+689

The domestic currency in French Polynesia is the CFP franc with currency code XPF. Read this foreign exchange guide to French Polynesia and the CFP franc with money transfer and travel tips plus CFP franc exchange cross rates.

In this guide we review :

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

CFP franc (XPF) general currency information

The CFP franc (XPF) is the currency of four French overseas collectives (collectivités d'outre-mer, or COM) that include French Polynesia, New Caledonia and Wallis and Futuna. The CFP franc is also referred to as the franc pacifique since it is used in the Pacific Ocean region. The initials CFP originally stood for Colonies Françaises du Pacifique (“French colonies of the Pacific”). As with the old French franc the CFP franc is broken into subunits called centimes.

What is the CFP franc currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the CFP franc is XPF and the symbol is F.

Which countries use the CFP franc?

It is the domestic currency in French Polynesia, New Caledonia and Wallis And Futuna Islands.


CFP franc (XPF) in the markets

The interactive chart below shows the XPF 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.


XPF-USD 3 Month chart
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XPF currency converter

Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for French Polynesia

The CFP franc (XPF) is the currency of four French overseas collectives (collectivités d'outre-mer, or COM) that include French Polynesia, New Caledonia and Wallis and Futuna.

The CFP franc is also referred to as the franc pacifique since it is used in the Pacific Ocean region. The initials CFP originally stood for Colonies Françaises du Pacifique (“French colonies of the Pacific”). As with the old French franc the CFP franc is broken into subunits called centimes.

French-Polynesia is a tropical paradise, the very image of those huts on stilts by blue lagoons and palm trees. This, and the fact that its popular with movie stars and people celebrating special events, makes it a bit more on the expensive side to travel through. Getting to/from the French-Polynesia isn't cheap, with flights from Chile costing almost 55,000 XPF, round trip. Once there, if you hope to see a few of the islands a good idea is to get an island hopping air pass. These vary in price according to which islands you want to visit but start at around 36,000 XPF from Air Tahiti.

There is a bank and ATM The bank and ATM at Faa'a International Airport so you can exchange or withdraw money when you arrive. Hotels also exchange currency but at a much worse rate. However, most credit cards a widely accepted across most islands so you wont have withdraw huge amounts at any one time. Although once you get to the smaller, more isolated atolls such as Manihi and Fakarava, you will most likely need to carry cash for the stores, restaurants and pensions located away from the major resorts.

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Travel money for French Polynesia

Save money and time by Ordering your CFP franc online from Travelex, you get better rates and can pick up the XPF 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 CFP franc otherwise you may get much worst exchange rates.

 

Travel Money for French Polynesia

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Sending money to French Polynesia

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

When sending money to French Polynesia 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 CFP 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 XPF amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in French Polynesia.

Use our Send to XPF 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 CFP franc deposited into the recipient bank account and less margins and fees kept by the banks!

   

Bank Transfers to French Polynesia

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CFP franc - exchange rates - live and historic

Major XPF cross rates
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XPF/USD - CFP franc to U.S. dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.0098751 Week
18 May 20180.0098801 Month
19 Dec 20170.0099206 Months
17 Jun 20170.0093521 Year
17 Jun 20160.0094282 Years
18 Jun 20130.01125 Years
19 Jun 20080.012910 Years

XPF/EUR - CFP franc to Euro - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.0083801 Week
18 May 20180.0083801 Month
19 Dec 20170.0083806 Months
17 Jun 20170.0083531 Year
17 Jun 20160.0083612 Years
18 Jun 20130.0083575 Years
19 Jun 20080.00834910 Years

XPF/GBP - CFP franc to British pound sterling - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.0073621 Week
18 May 20180.0073351 Month
19 Dec 20170.0074116 Months
17 Jun 20170.0073201 Year
17 Jun 20160.0065662 Years
18 Jun 20130.0071535 Years
19 Jun 20080.00656210 Years

XPF/JPY - CFP franc to Japanese yen - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20181.08091 Week
18 May 20181.09471 Month
19 Dec 20171.12106 Months
17 Jun 20171.03691 Year
17 Jun 20160.98292 Years
18 Jun 20131.06615 Years
19 Jun 20081.395810 Years

XPF/AUD - CFP franc to Australian dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.01301 Week
18 May 20180.01321 Month
19 Dec 20170.01306 Months
17 Jun 20170.01231 Year
17 Jun 20160.01272 Years
18 Jun 20130.01185 Years
19 Jun 20080.013610 Years

XPF/CAD - CFP franc to Canadian dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.01281 Week
18 May 20180.01271 Month
19 Dec 20170.01286 Months
17 Jun 20170.01241 Year
17 Jun 20160.01222 Years
18 Jun 20130.01145 Years
19 Jun 20080.013110 Years