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Foreign Exchange Guide to New Caledonia

Read this currency guide to New Caledonia with money transfer and travel tips.   [USD/XPF=104.8511]

 
New Caledonia
Country Code:
NC
Domestic Currency:
CFP Franc
Symbol - Code:
F XPF
Telephone Prefix:
+687

This is a foreign exchange guide to New Caledonia, the CFP Franc currency plus XPF transfers and travel tips.


In this New Caledonia currency guide we take a look at :

  1. CFP Franc info - general info about the CFP Franc
  2. CFP Franc in the markets - recent XPF moves and predictions from the FX markets
  3. Travelling in New Caledonia - currency & money saving tips
  4. Buying CFP Franc cash online - travel money for New Caledonia
  5. Sending money to New Caledonia - save on CFP Franc bank transfers to New Caledonia
  6. CFP Franc exchange rates - latest & historic exchange rates.

CFP Franc (XPF) general currency information


What is the CFP Franc currency code and symbol?

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


Which countries use the CFP Franc?

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

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.


CFP Franc (XPF) in the markets

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

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 XPF 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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XPF/USD - CFP Franc to United States Dollar - Historical Rates

PeriodXPF/USDDate
1 Day0.00955324 Jun 2019
1 Week0.00938418 Jun 2019
1 Month0.00939226 May 2019
6 Months0.00957927 Dec 2018
1 Year0.00980525 Jun 2018
5 Years0.011426 Jun 2014
10 Years0.011827 Jun 2009

XPF/EUR - CFP Franc to Euro - Historical Rates

PeriodXPF/EURDate
1 Day0.00838024 Jun 2019
1 Week0.00838018 Jun 2019
1 Month0.00838026 May 2019
6 Months0.00838027 Dec 2018
1 Year0.00838025 Jun 2018
5 Years0.00836026 Jun 2014
10 Years0.00838427 Jun 2009

XPF/GBP - CFP Franc to British Pound Sterling - 10 Year History

PeriodXPF/GBPDate
1 Day0.00749924 Jun 2019
1 Week0.00746818 Jun 2019
1 Month0.00738226 May 2019
6 Months0.00757527 Dec 2018
1 Year0.00738525 Jun 2018
5 Years0.00668326 Jun 2014
10 Years0.00715027 Jun 2009

XPF/AUD - CFP Franc to Australian Dollar - Historical Rates

PeriodXPF/AUDDate
1 Day0.013724 Jun 2019
1 Week0.013618 Jun 2019
1 Month0.013626 May 2019
6 Months0.013627 Dec 2018
1 Year0.013225 Jun 2018
5 Years0.012126 Jun 2014
10 Years0.014627 Jun 2009

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