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Foreign Exchange Guide to Mali

This currency guide to Mali helps you choose the best way to save money on XOF transfers and travel money.    [USD/XOF=587.25]

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

In this Mali 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 Mali - currency & money saving tips
  4. Buying West African Franc cash online - travel money for Mali
  5. Sending money to Mali - save on West African Franc bank transfers to Mali
  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:

At 587.25 USD/XOF is trading below its 90 day average 592.41 with range 601.87 to 581.5. ALERT: USD/XOF has dropped to a 30-DAY LOW. Updated: 08:10-AEDT 22:10-BST 17:10-EDT

Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Mali


Travel money for Mali


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.


Mali Trip Checklist    

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

Sending money to Mali

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

When sending money to Mali 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 Mali.

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 Day0.00168114 Oct 2019
7 Day0.00167108 Oct 2019
30 Day0.00169015 Sep 2019
3 Month0.00171217 Jul 2019
1 Year0.00176615 Oct 2018
5 Year0.00194416 Oct 2014
10 Year0.00227117 Oct 2009

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

1 Day0.00152414 Oct 2019
7 Day0.00152408 Oct 2019
30 Day0.00152415 Sep 2019
3 Month0.00152417 Jul 2019
1 Year0.00152415 Oct 2018
5 Year0.00151916 Oct 2014
10 Year0.00152617 Oct 2009

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

1 Day0.00133314 Oct 2019
7 Day0.00136708 Oct 2019
30 Day0.00135215 Sep 2019
3 Month0.00137717 Jul 2019
1 Year0.00134215 Oct 2018
5 Year0.00120916 Oct 2014
10 Year0.00139017 Oct 2009

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

1 Day0.00248114 Oct 2019
7 Day0.00248308 Oct 2019
30 Day0.00245715 Sep 2019
3 Month0.00244217 Jul 2019
1 Year0.00247515 Oct 2018
5 Year0.00222216 Oct 2014
10 Year0.00247717 Oct 2009

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