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Foreign Exchange Guide to Rwanda

Read this currency guide to Rwanda with money transfer and travel tips.   [USD/RWF=918.4635]

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 and trend for the previous 3 months:

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 - Historical Rates

1 Day0.00108919 Aug 2019
1 Week0.00108913 Aug 2019
1 Month0.00109621 Jul 2019
6 Months0.00111321 Feb 2019
1 Year0.00114420 Aug 2018
5 Years0.00144621 Aug 2014
10 Years0.00176822 Aug 2009

RWF/EUR - Rwandan Franc to Euro - Historical Rates

1 Day0.00098319 Aug 2019
1 Week0.00097513 Aug 2019
1 Month0.00097721 Jul 2019
6 Months0.00098121 Feb 2019
1 Year0.00099620 Aug 2018
5 Years0.00108921 Aug 2014
10 Years0.00123322 Aug 2009

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

1 Day0.00089819 Aug 2019
1 Week0.00090313 Aug 2019
1 Month0.00087621 Jul 2019
6 Months0.00085321 Feb 2019
1 Year0.00089420 Aug 2018
5 Years0.00087221 Aug 2014
10 Years0.00107022 Aug 2009

RWF/AUD - Rwandan Franc to Australian Dollar - Historical Rates

1 Day0.00161219 Aug 2019
1 Week0.00160313 Aug 2019
1 Month0.00155621 Jul 2019
6 Months0.00156521 Feb 2019
1 Year0.00155920 Aug 2018
5 Years0.00155421 Aug 2014
10 Years0.00211922 Aug 2009

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