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Foreign Exchange Guide to Ivory Coast

Read this currency guide to Ivory Coast with money transfer and travel tips.   [USD/XOF=576.3659]

Ivory Coast
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West African Franc
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This is a foreign exchange guide to Ivory Coast, the West African Franc currency plus XOF transfers and travel tips.

In this Ivory Coast currency guide we take a look at :

  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. Travelling in Ivory Coast - currency & money saving tips
  4. Buying West African Franc cash online - travel money for Ivory Coast
  5. Sending money to Ivory Coast - save on West African Franc bank transfers to Ivory Coast
  6. West African Franc exchange rates - latest & historic exchange rates.

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 USD to XOF exchange rate and trend for the previous 3 months:

Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Ivory Coast


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.


Ivory Coast Trip Checklist    

  1. Compare XOF travel cash rates - probably why you are here!
  2. Lonely Planet - world's best travel guide (coupon and deals)

Sending money to Ivory Coast

When searching around for information on how to get a good exchange rate when sending money to Ivory Coast you need to start with finding out the latest West 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 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 4 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.

Use our Send to XOF 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 West African Franc deposited into the recipient bank account and less margins and fees kept by the banks!


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XOF/USD - West African Franc to United States Dollar - Historical Rates

1 Day0.00173824 Jun 2019
1 Week0.00170718 Jun 2019
1 Month0.00170926 May 2019
6 Months0.00174327 Dec 2018
1 Year0.00178425 Jun 2018
5 Years0.00207226 Jun 2014
10 Years0.00213727 Jun 2009

XOF/EUR - West African Franc to Euro - Historical Rates

1 Day0.00152424 Jun 2019
1 Week0.00152418 Jun 2019
1 Month0.00152426 May 2019
6 Months0.00152427 Dec 2018
1 Year0.00152425 Jun 2018
5 Years0.00152226 Jun 2014
10 Years0.00151727 Jun 2009

XOF/GBP - West African Franc to British Pound Sterling - 10 Year History

1 Day0.00136424 Jun 2019
1 Week0.00135818 Jun 2019
1 Month0.00134326 May 2019
6 Months0.00137827 Dec 2018
1 Year0.00134325 Jun 2018
5 Years0.00121726 Jun 2014
10 Years0.00129427 Jun 2009

XOF/AUD - West African Franc to Australian Dollar - Historical Rates

1 Day0.00249524 Jun 2019
1 Week0.00248118 Jun 2019
1 Month0.00246626 May 2019
6 Months0.00247727 Dec 2018
1 Year0.00240825 Jun 2018
5 Years0.00220126 Jun 2014
10 Years0.00264827 Jun 2009

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