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Foreign Exchange Guide to Gabon

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The domestic currency in Gabon is the Central African franc with currency code XAF. Read this foreign exchange guide to Gabon and the Central African franc with money transfer and travel tips plus Central African franc exchange cross rates.

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 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 XAF 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.

XAF-USD 3 Month chart
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XAF currency converter

Gabon Trip Checklist   

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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.


Travel Money for Gabon

Compare FCFAXAF Cash rates


Sending money to Gabon

How to save when sending money 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 3 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

Compare FCFAXAF Transfer Rates


Central African franc - exchange rates - live and historic

Major XAF cross rates
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XAF/USD - Central African franc to U.S. dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
13 May 20180.0018221 Week
20 Apr 20180.0018771 Month
21 Nov 20170.0017906 Months
20 May 20170.0017051 Year
20 May 20160.0017092 Years
21 May 20130.0019665 Years
22 May 20080.00216810 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
13 May 20180.0015241 Week
20 Apr 20180.0015241 Month
21 Nov 20170.0015246 Months
20 May 20170.0015211 Year
20 May 20160.0015232 Years
21 May 20130.0015245 Years
22 May 20080.00138010 Years

XAF/GBP - Central African franc to British pound sterling - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
13 May 20180.0013451 Week
20 Apr 20180.0013401 Month
21 Nov 20170.0013516 Months
20 May 20170.0013081 Year
20 May 20160.0011782 Years
21 May 20130.0012975 Years
22 May 20080.00109510 Years

XAF/JPY - Central African franc to Japanese yen - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
13 May 20180.19921 Week
20 Apr 20180.20211 Month
21 Nov 20170.20116 Months
20 May 20170.18971 Year
20 May 20160.18822 Years
21 May 20130.20175 Years
22 May 20080.225510 Years

XAF/AUD - Central African franc to Australian dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
13 May 20180.0024131 Week
20 Apr 20180.0024451 Month
21 Nov 20170.0023606 Months
20 May 20170.0022861 Year
20 May 20160.0023662 Years
21 May 20130.0020055 Years
22 May 20080.00226510 Years

XAF/CAD - Central African franc to Canadian dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
13 May 20180.0023291 Week
20 Apr 20180.0023971 Month
21 Nov 20170.0022876 Months
20 May 20170.0023031 Year
20 May 20160.0022402 Years
21 May 20130.0020195 Years
22 May 20080.00213510 Years