New Caledonia - CFP Franc - Currency Guide

This is a currency guide to New Caledonia, the CFP Franc currency plus sending (XPF) transfers and travel tips for New Caledonia.

 
 
CountryNew Caledonia
FlagNew Caledonia
Country CodeNC
Domestic Currency CFP Franc
Currency SymbolF
Currency CodeXPF
Exchange RateUSD/XPF = 110.01
Telephone Prefix+687

Quick Conversions from US Dollar to CFP Franc

USD

XPF

U$ 1
F 110.01
U$ 5
F 550.05
U$ 10
F 1,100
U$ 20
F 2,200
U$ 50
F 5,501
U$ 100
F 11,001
U$ 250
F 27,503
U$ 500
F 55,005
U$ 1,000
F 110,010
U$ 2,000
F 220,020
U$ 5,000
F 550,050
U$ 10,000
F 1,100,100
U$ 50,000
F 5,500,500
U$ 100,000
F 11,001,000
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USD

XPF

U$ 0.0091
F 1
U$ 0.0455
F 5
U$ 0.0909
F 10
U$ 0.1818
F 20
U$ 0.4545
F 50
U$ 0.9090
F 100
U$ 2.2725
F 250
U$ 4.5450
F 500
U$ 9.0900
F 1,000
U$ 18.18
F 2,000
U$ 45.45
F 5,000
U$ 90.90
F 10,000
U$ 454.50
F 50,000
U$ 909.00
F 100,000
More amounts

To calculate specific USD/XPF amounts use our Convert USD to XPF quick calculator. To read more about the latest exchange rate trends and to compare FX provider rates view USD to XPF Rate Guide.

New Caledonia Currency Info

The CFP franc (XPF) is the currency of four French overseas collectives (collectivités d'outre-mer, or COM) that include French Polynesia, New Caledonia and Wallis and Futuna. The CFP franc is also referred to as the franc pacifique since it is used in the Pacific Ocean region. The initials CFP originally stood for Colonies Françaises du Pacifique (“French colonies of the Pacific”). As with the old French franc the CFP franc is broken into subunits called centimes.


Frequently Asked Questions


What currency should I use in New Caledonia?

The domestic currency in New Caledonia is the CFP Franc.

What is the CFP Franc currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the CFP Franc is XPF — symbol is F.

How much is U$100 US Dollars in CFP Franc?

U$ 100 converts to F 11,001

Which countries use the CFP Franc?

It is the domestic currency in French Polynesia, New Caledonia and Wallis and Futuna Islands.

Is the CFP Franc a closed currency?

No, the CFP Franc is freely available and convertible. See guide: What is a closed currency?


CFP Franc (XPF) in the markets

The interactive chart below shows the USD to XPF exchange rate and trend for the previous 3 months:

ALERT: 1-DAY ▼ 0.5% 🔔 |
USD/XPF at 110.02 was trading 1.9% above the 90-day average 108.02 with a range 106.35 to 110.6. ALERT: USD/XPF is DOWN 0.5% for 1-DAY.
21-Feb 5PM-NY 10PM-LON | 22-Feb 9AM-SYD

Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for New Caledonia

The CFP franc (XPF) is the currency of the French overseas collectives (collectivités d'outre-mer, or COM) that include French Polynesia, New Caledonia and Wallis and Futuna.

The CFP franc is also referred to as the franc pacifique since it is used in the Pacific Ocean region. The initials CFP originally stood for Colonies Françaises du Pacifique (“French colonies of the Pacific”).

As with the old French franc the CFP franc is broken into subunits called centimes. The CFP Franc is currently fixed to the Euro at a rate of approximately 1 Euro = 119 XPF.

New Caledonia is a lovely, exotic but expensive destination. One of the reasons prices are so high is that the French public servants posted to New Caledonia are paid significantly more than if they were back in France. When a public worker works here he gets his salary multiplied by 1.73.

The country has been urged to trade more with its local neighbours in the Pacific such as Australia and New Zealand rather than primarily with the mother country France to lower transport and freight costs

 

Travel money for New Caledonia

Save money and time by Ordering your CFP Franc online from Travelex, you get better rates and can pick up the XPF 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 CFP Franc otherwise you may get much worst exchange rates.

 

New Caledonia Trip Checklist    

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

Sending money to New Caledonia

When searching around for information on how to get a good exchange rate when sending money to New Caledonia you need to start with finding out the latest CFP 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 New Caledonia

When sending money to New Caledonia 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 CFP 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 XPF amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in New Caledonia.

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

 

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CFP Franc to US Dollar - Historical Rates

PeriodXPF/USDDate
1 Day0.00908317 Feb 2020
7 Day0.00915011 Feb 2020
30 Day0.00929719 Jan 2020
3 Month0.00928320 Nov 2019
1 Year0.00947918 Feb 2019
5 Year0.00951519 Feb 2015
10 Year0.011320 Feb 2010

CFP Franc to Euro - Historical Rates

PeriodXPF/EURDate
1 Day0.00838017 Feb 2020
7 Day0.00838011 Feb 2020
30 Day0.00838019 Jan 2020
3 Month0.00838020 Nov 2019
1 Year0.00838018 Feb 2019
5 Year0.00837219 Feb 2015
10 Year0.00835420 Feb 2010

CFP Franc to Pound Sterling - 10 Year History

PeriodXPF/GBPDate
1 Day0.00698417 Feb 2020
7 Day0.00706111 Feb 2020
30 Day0.00714919 Jan 2020
3 Month0.00718220 Nov 2019
1 Year0.00733518 Feb 2019
5 Year0.00617219 Feb 2015
10 Year0.00734220 Feb 2010

CFP Franc to Australian Dollar - Historical Rates

PeriodXPF/AUDDate
1 Day0.013517 Feb 2020
7 Day0.013611 Feb 2020
30 Day0.013519 Jan 2020
3 Month0.013720 Nov 2019
1 Year0.013318 Feb 2019
5 Year0.012219 Feb 2015
10 Year0.012720 Feb 2010

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