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Foreign Exchange Guide to Ivory Coast

Latest market mid-rate: 1.0 =

Country Code:
CI
Domestic Currency:
West African franc
Symbol - Code:
XOF
Telephone Prefix:
+225

In this guide we review :

  1. West African franc info - general info about the West African franc
  2. West African franc in the markets - recent XOF moves and predictions from the FX markets
  3. Buying West African franc cash online - travel money for Ivory Coast
  4. Sending money to Ivory Coast - save on West African franc bank transfers to Ivory Coast
  5. West African franc exchange rates - latest info & charts.

West African franc (XOF) general currency information

What is the West African franc currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the West African franc is XOF.

Which countries use the West African franc?

It is the domestic currency in Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Niger, Senegal and Togo.


West African franc (XOF) in the markets

The interactive chart below shows the XOF 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.

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XOF calculator

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Travel money for Ivory Coast

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

 

Travel Money for Ivory Coast

Compare XOF Cash rates

 

Sending money to Ivory Coast

When sending money to Ivory Coast 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 West 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 XOF amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Ivory Coast.

By comparing the 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 West African franc deposited into the recipient bank account in Ivory Coast and less margins and fees kept by the banks!

 

Bank Transfers to Ivory Coast

Compare XOF Transfer Rates

 

West African franc - exchange rates

Major XOF cross rates
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