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Foreign Exchange Guide to Niger

Read this currency guide to Niger with money transfer and travel tips.   [USD/XOF=580.0566]

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

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

USD-XOF 3 Month chart
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USDXOF currency converter

Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Niger


Travel money for Niger


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.


Niger Trip Checklist    

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

Sending money to Niger

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

When sending money to Niger 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 Niger.

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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Popular XOF cross rates

XOF/USD - West African Franc to United States Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
02 Dec 20180.0017291 Week
09 Nov 20180.0017281 Month
12 Jun 20180.0017916 Months
09 Dec 20170.0017951 Year
09 Dec 20160.0016212 Years
10 Dec 20130.0020935 Years
11 Dec 20080.00199510 Years

XOF/EUR - West African Franc to Euro - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
02 Dec 20180.0015241 Week
09 Nov 20180.0015241 Month
12 Jun 20180.0015246 Months
09 Dec 20170.0015241 Year
09 Dec 20160.0015352 Years
10 Dec 20130.0015215 Years
11 Dec 20080.00150110 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
02 Dec 20180.0013561 Week
09 Nov 20180.0013331 Month
12 Jun 20180.0013396 Months
09 Dec 20170.0013401 Year
09 Dec 20160.0012892 Years
10 Dec 20130.0012735 Years
11 Dec 20080.00133510 Years

XOF/JPY - West African Franc to Japanese Yen - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
02 Dec 20180.19671 Week
09 Nov 20180.19671 Month
12 Jun 20180.19786 Months
09 Dec 20170.20371 Year
09 Dec 20160.18652 Years
10 Dec 20130.21545 Years
11 Dec 20080.182810 Years

XOF/AUD - West African Franc to Australian Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
02 Dec 20180.0023451 Week
09 Nov 20180.0023911 Month
12 Jun 20180.0023656 Months
09 Dec 20170.0023901 Year
09 Dec 20160.0021762 Years
10 Dec 20130.0022895 Years
11 Dec 20080.00297410 Years

XOF/CAD - West African Franc to Canadian Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
02 Dec 20180.0022921 Week
09 Nov 20180.0022841 Month
12 Jun 20180.0023316 Months
09 Dec 20170.0023071 Year
09 Dec 20160.0021382 Years
10 Dec 20130.0022225 Years
11 Dec 20080.00246010 Years

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