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Foreign Exchange Guide to Rwanda

Read this currency guide to Rwanda with money transfer and travel tips.   [USD/RWF=875]

Country Code:
Domestic Currency:
Rwandan Franc
Symbol - Code:
ر.س RWF
Telephone Prefix:

This is a foreign exchange guide to Rwanda, the Rwandan Franc currency plus RWF transfers and travel tips.

In this Rwanda currency guide we take a look at :

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

Rwandan Franc (RWF) general currency information

What is the Rwandan Franc currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the Rwandan Franc is RWF and the symbol is ر.س.

Which countries use the Rwandan Franc?

It is the domestic currency in Rwanda.

Rwandan Franc (RWF) in the markets

The interactive chart below shows the USD to RWF 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-RWF 3 Month chart
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USDRWF currency converter

Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Rwanda


Travel money for Rwanda


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


Rwanda Trip Checklist    

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

Sending money to Rwanda

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

When sending money to Rwanda 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 Rwandan 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 RWF amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Rwanda.

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


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Popular RWF cross rates

RWF/USD - Rwandan Franc to United States Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
02 Dec 20180.0011171 Week
09 Nov 20180.0011331 Month
12 Jun 20180.0011526 Months
09 Dec 20170.0011691 Year
09 Dec 20160.0012242 Years
10 Dec 20130.0014825 Years
11 Dec 20080.00181410 Years

RWF/EUR - Rwandan Franc to Euro - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
02 Dec 20180.0009851 Week
09 Nov 20180.0009991 Month
12 Jun 20180.0009816 Months
09 Dec 20170.0009931 Year
09 Dec 20160.0011582 Years
10 Dec 20130.0010775 Years
11 Dec 20080.00136410 Years

RWF/GBP - Rwandan Franc to British Pound Sterling - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
02 Dec 20180.0008761 Week
09 Nov 20180.0008731 Month
12 Jun 20180.0008626 Months
09 Dec 20170.0008731 Year
09 Dec 20160.0009732 Years
10 Dec 20130.0009015 Years
11 Dec 20080.00121310 Years

RWF/JPY - Rwandan Franc to Japanese Yen - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
02 Dec 20180.12711 Week
09 Nov 20180.12891 Month
12 Jun 20180.12736 Months
09 Dec 20170.13271 Year
09 Dec 20160.14072 Years
10 Dec 20130.15255 Years
11 Dec 20080.166210 Years

RWF/AUD - Rwandan Franc to Australian Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
02 Dec 20180.0015151 Week
09 Nov 20180.0015661 Month
12 Jun 20180.0015226 Months
09 Dec 20170.0015571 Year
09 Dec 20160.0016422 Years
10 Dec 20130.0016205 Years
11 Dec 20080.00270410 Years

RWF/CAD - Rwandan Franc to Canadian Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
02 Dec 20180.0014811 Week
09 Nov 20180.0014961 Month
12 Jun 20180.0015006 Months
09 Dec 20170.0015031 Year
09 Dec 20160.0016142 Years
10 Dec 20130.0015735 Years
11 Dec 20080.00223610 Years

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