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Foreign Exchange Guide to Gabon

Read this currency guide to Gabon with money transfer and travel tips.   [USD/XAF=566.372]

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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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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!


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Major XAF cross rates

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
07 Oct 20180.0017571 Week
14 Sep 20180.0017731 Month
17 Apr 20180.0018866 Months
14 Oct 20170.0018021 Year
14 Oct 20160.0016722 Years
15 Oct 20130.0020625 Years
16 Oct 20080.00201710 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
07 Oct 20180.0015241 Week
14 Sep 20180.0015241 Month
17 Apr 20180.0015246 Months
14 Oct 20170.0015241 Year
14 Oct 20160.0015242 Years
15 Oct 20130.0015245 Years
16 Oct 20080.00150010 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
07 Oct 20180.0013381 Week
14 Sep 20180.0013571 Month
17 Apr 20180.0013196 Months
14 Oct 20170.0013561 Year
14 Oct 20160.0013722 Years
15 Oct 20130.0012895 Years
16 Oct 20080.00116810 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
07 Oct 20180.19981 Week
14 Sep 20180.19871 Month
17 Apr 20180.20196 Months
14 Oct 20170.20151 Year
14 Oct 20160.17412 Years
15 Oct 20130.20275 Years
16 Oct 20080.203310 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
07 Oct 20180.0024901 Week
14 Sep 20180.0024791 Month
17 Apr 20180.0024286 Months
14 Oct 20170.0022841 Year
14 Oct 20160.0021942 Years
15 Oct 20130.0021645 Years
16 Oct 20080.00298310 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
07 Oct 20180.0022751 Week
14 Sep 20180.0023121 Month
17 Apr 20180.0023696 Months
14 Oct 20170.0022461 Year
14 Oct 20160.0022012 Years
15 Oct 20130.0021375 Years
16 Oct 20080.00240110 Years