Rwanda - Rwandan Franc - Currency Guide

This is a currency guide to Rwanda, the Rwandan Franc currency plus sending (RWF) transfers and travel tips for Rwanda.

Country CodeRW
Domestic Currency Rwandan Franc
Currency Symbolر.س
Currency CodeRWF
Exchange RateUSD/RWF = 946.77
Telephone Prefix+250

Quick Conversions from US Dollar to Rwandan Franc



U$ 1
ر.س 946.77
U$ 5
ر.س 4,734
U$ 10
ر.س 9,468
U$ 20
ر.س 18,935
U$ 50
ر.س 47,339
U$ 100
ر.س 94,677
U$ 250
ر.س 236,693
U$ 500
ر.س 473,385
U$ 1,000
ر.س 946,770
U$ 2,000
ر.س 1,893,540
U$ 5,000
ر.س 4,733,850
U$ 10,000
ر.س 9,467,700
U$ 50,000
ر.س 47,338,500
U$ 100,000
ر.س 94,677,000
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U$ 0.0011
ر.س 1
U$ 0.0053
ر.س 5
U$ 0.0106
ر.س 10
U$ 0.0211
ر.س 20
U$ 0.0528
ر.س 50
U$ 0.1056
ر.س 100
U$ 0.2640
ر.س 250
U$ 0.5280
ر.س 500
U$ 1.0560
ر.س 1,000
U$ 2.1120
ر.س 2,000
U$ 5.2800
ر.س 5,000
U$ 10.56
ر.س 10,000
U$ 52.80
ر.س 50,000
U$ 105.60
ر.س 100,000
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To calculate specific USD/RWF amounts use our Convert USD to RWF quick calculator.

Rwanda Currency Info

Frequently Asked Questions

What currency should I use in Rwanda?

The domestic currency in Rwanda is the Rwandan Franc.

What is the Rwandan Franc currency code and symbol?

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

How much is U$100 US Dollars in Rwandan Franc?

U$ 100 converts to ر.س 94,677

Which countries use the Rwandan Franc?

It is the domestic currency in Rwanda.

Is the Rwandan Franc a closed currency?

No, the Rwandan Franc is freely available and convertible. See guide: What is a closed currency?

Rwandan Franc (RWF) in the markets

The interactive chart below shows the USD to RWF exchange rate and trend for the previous 3 months:

USD/RWF at 946.77 was trading 0.5% above AVG:941.77 with LO:930 and HI:952.95 (90 days). There are no current rate alerts.

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.


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  1. Compare RWF travel cash rates - probably why you are here!
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  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 Rwandan Franc 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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Rwandan Franc to US Dollar - Historical Rates

1 Day0.00105330 Mar 2020
7 Day0.00105624 Mar 2020
30 Day0.00107001 Mar 2020
3 Month0.00104901 Jan 2020
1 Year0.00110801 Apr 2019
5 Year0.00144402 Apr 2015
10 Year0.00174403 Apr 2010

Rwandan Franc to Euro - Historical Rates

1 Day0.00095530 Mar 2020
7 Day0.00097824 Mar 2020
30 Day0.00096801 Mar 2020
3 Month0.00093501 Jan 2020
1 Year0.00098901 Apr 2019
5 Year0.00132802 Apr 2015
10 Year0.00129003 Apr 2010

Rwandan Franc to Pound Sterling - 10 Year History

1 Day0.00085230 Mar 2020
7 Day0.00089524 Mar 2020
30 Day0.00083701 Mar 2020
3 Month0.00079201 Jan 2020
1 Year0.00084801 Apr 2019
5 Year0.00097402 Apr 2015
10 Year0.00114303 Apr 2010

Rwandan Franc to Australian Dollar - Historical Rates

1 Day0.00170930 Mar 2020
7 Day0.00176824 Mar 2020
30 Day0.00165301 Mar 2020
3 Month0.00149501 Jan 2020
1 Year0.00155901 Apr 2019
5 Year0.00190402 Apr 2015
10 Year0.00189903 Apr 2010

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