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Foreign Exchange Guide to Rwanda

Read this currency guide to Rwanda with money transfer and travel tips.   [USD/RWF=902.25]

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
07 Apr 20190.0011091 Week
15 Mar 20190.0011111 Month
16 Oct 20180.0011366 Months
14 Apr 20180.0011671 Year
14 Apr 20170.0011882 Years
15 Apr 20140.0014685 Years
16 Apr 20090.00176110 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
07 Apr 20190.0009881 Week
15 Mar 20190.0009801 Month
16 Oct 20180.0009816 Months
14 Apr 20180.0009461 Year
14 Apr 20170.0011202 Years
15 Apr 20140.0010635 Years
16 Apr 20090.00133610 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
07 Apr 20190.0008501 Week
15 Mar 20190.0008351 Month
16 Oct 20180.0008626 Months
14 Apr 20180.0008191 Year
14 Apr 20170.0009492 Years
15 Apr 20140.0008785 Years
16 Apr 20090.00118110 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
07 Apr 20190.12381 Week
15 Mar 20190.12381 Month
16 Oct 20180.12776 Months
14 Apr 20180.12531 Year
14 Apr 20170.12902 Years
15 Apr 20140.14955 Years
16 Apr 20090.174610 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
07 Apr 20190.0015611 Week
15 Mar 20190.0015671 Month
16 Oct 20180.0015926 Months
14 Apr 20180.0015031 Year
14 Apr 20170.0015672 Years
15 Apr 20140.0015695 Years
16 Apr 20090.00244610 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
07 Apr 20190.0014831 Week
15 Mar 20190.0014821 Month
16 Oct 20180.0014706 Months
14 Apr 20180.0014721 Year
14 Apr 20170.0015832 Years
15 Apr 20140.0016125 Years
16 Apr 20090.00212410 Years

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