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Foreign Exchange Guide to Rwanda

Read this currency guide to Rwanda with money transfer and travel tips.   [USD/RWF=886]

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
10 Feb 20190.0011171 Week
18 Jan 20190.0011301 Month
21 Aug 20180.0011446 Months
17 Feb 20180.0011761 Year
17 Feb 20170.0011902 Years
18 Feb 20140.0014735 Years
19 Feb 20090.00176310 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Feb 20190.0009861 Week
18 Jan 20190.0009941 Month
21 Aug 20180.0009886 Months
17 Feb 20180.0009481 Year
17 Feb 20170.0011212 Years
18 Feb 20140.0010715 Years
19 Feb 20090.00139010 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Feb 20190.0008641 Week
18 Jan 20190.0008771 Month
21 Aug 20180.0008876 Months
17 Feb 20180.0008381 Year
17 Feb 20170.0009592 Years
18 Feb 20140.0008835 Years
19 Feb 20090.00122910 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Feb 20190.12271 Week
18 Jan 20190.12401 Month
21 Aug 20180.12606 Months
17 Feb 20180.12501 Year
17 Feb 20170.13432 Years
18 Feb 20140.15075 Years
19 Feb 20090.165810 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Feb 20190.0015731 Week
18 Jan 20190.0015761 Month
21 Aug 20180.0015546 Months
17 Feb 20180.0014871 Year
17 Feb 20170.0015512 Years
18 Feb 20140.0016335 Years
19 Feb 20090.00272710 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Feb 20190.0014831 Week
18 Jan 20190.0014981 Month
21 Aug 20180.0014916 Months
17 Feb 20180.0014771 Year
17 Feb 20170.0015582 Years
18 Feb 20140.0016145 Years
19 Feb 20090.00221010 Years

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