Foreign Exchange Guide to Niger

This currency guide to Niger helps you choose the best way to save money on XOF transfers and travel money.    [HKD/XOF=76.55]

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

HKD/XOF at 76.52 is trading 1.1% above the 90-day average 75.69 with a range 74.86 to 76.52. ALERT: HKD/XOF has risen to 90-DAY HIGHS.
24-Jan-2020 16:NY 21:LON 08:SYD+1d

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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West African Franc to United States Dollar - Historical Rates

1 Day0.00169220 Jan 2020
7 Day0.00169614 Jan 2020
30 Day0.00168922 Dec 2019
3 Month0.00169723 Oct 2019
1 Year0.00173321 Jan 2019
5 Year0.00174722 Jan 2015
10 Year0.00215523 Jan 2010

West African Franc to Euro - Historical Rates

1 Day0.00152420 Jan 2020
7 Day0.00152414 Jan 2020
30 Day0.00152422 Dec 2019
3 Month0.00152423 Oct 2019
1 Year0.00152421 Jan 2019
5 Year0.00153722 Jan 2015
10 Year0.00152523 Jan 2010

West African Franc to British Pound Sterling - 10 Year History

1 Day0.00130120 Jan 2020
7 Day0.00130314 Jan 2020
30 Day0.00129922 Dec 2019
3 Month0.00131423 Oct 2019
1 Year0.00134421 Jan 2019
5 Year0.00116422 Jan 2015
10 Year0.00133723 Jan 2010

West African Franc to Australian Dollar - Historical Rates

1 Day0.00246120 Jan 2020
7 Day0.00246014 Jan 2020
30 Day0.00244622 Dec 2019
3 Month0.00247823 Oct 2019
1 Year0.00242121 Jan 2019
5 Year0.00217922 Jan 2015
10 Year0.00238723 Jan 2010

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