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Foreign Exchange Guide to Gabon

Read this currency guide to Gabon with money transfer and travel tips.   [USD/XAF=578.2802]

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

In this Gabon 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 Gabon - currency & money saving tips
  4. Buying Central African Franc cash online - travel money for Gabon
  5. Sending money to Gabon - save on Central African Franc bank transfers to Gabon
  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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USDXAF currency converter

Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Gabon


Travel money for Gabon


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.


Gabon Trip Checklist    

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

Sending money to Gabon

When searching around for information on how to get a good exchange rate when sending money to Gabon 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 Gabon

When sending money to Gabon 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 Gabon.

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 Gabon

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Popular XAF cross rates

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
09 Dec 20180.0017381 Week
16 Nov 20180.0017411 Month
19 Jun 20180.0017676 Months
16 Dec 20170.0017921 Year
16 Dec 20160.0015932 Years
17 Dec 20130.0020975 Years
18 Dec 20080.00209410 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
09 Dec 20180.0015241 Week
16 Nov 20180.0015241 Month
19 Jun 20180.0015246 Months
16 Dec 20170.0015241 Year
16 Dec 20160.0015262 Years
17 Dec 20130.0015235 Years
18 Dec 20080.00146110 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
09 Dec 20180.0013661 Week
16 Nov 20180.0013561 Month
19 Jun 20180.0013416 Months
16 Dec 20170.0013451 Year
16 Dec 20160.0012772 Years
17 Dec 20130.0012895 Years
18 Dec 20080.00138010 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
09 Dec 20180.19551 Week
16 Nov 20180.19651 Month
19 Jun 20180.19456 Months
16 Dec 20170.20181 Year
16 Dec 20160.18782 Years
17 Dec 20130.21545 Years
18 Dec 20080.186710 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
09 Dec 20180.0024201 Week
16 Nov 20180.0023741 Month
19 Jun 20180.0023916 Months
16 Dec 20170.0023441 Year
16 Dec 20160.0021782 Years
17 Dec 20130.0023565 Years
18 Dec 20080.00301410 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
09 Dec 20180.0023171 Week
16 Nov 20180.0022891 Month
19 Jun 20180.0023466 Months
16 Dec 20170.0023061 Year
16 Dec 20160.0021252 Years
17 Dec 20130.0022235 Years
18 Dec 20080.00250510 Years

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