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Foreign Exchange Guide to Rwanda

This currency guide to Rwanda helps you choose the best way to save money on RWF transfers and travel money.    [HKD/RWF=117.65]

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 sending 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 HKD to RWF exchange rate and trend for the previous 3 months:

90-DAY TREND: At 117.5 HKD/RWF is trading 0.4% below the average 118.02 with a range 116.64 to 119.57. There are no current alerts.
Update: 08-Dec 16:03-EST 21:03-GMT 08:03-AEDT(+1D)

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 Day0.00107102 Dec 2019
7 Day0.00107026 Nov 2019
30 Day0.00109003 Nov 2019
3 Month0.00108604 Sep 2019
1 Year0.00113003 Dec 2018
5 Year0.00144704 Dec 2014
10 Year0.00175605 Dec 2009

RWF/EUR - Rwandan Franc to Euro - Historical Rates

1 Day0.00096702 Dec 2019
7 Day0.00097126 Nov 2019
30 Day0.00097603 Nov 2019
3 Month0.00098404 Sep 2019
1 Year0.00099503 Dec 2018
5 Year0.00116804 Dec 2014
10 Year0.00116405 Dec 2009

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

1 Day0.00082802 Dec 2019
7 Day0.00083226 Nov 2019
30 Day0.00084203 Nov 2019
3 Month0.00088704 Sep 2019
1 Year0.00088803 Dec 2018
5 Year0.00092304 Dec 2014
10 Year0.00105705 Dec 2009

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

1 Day0.00157102 Dec 2019
7 Day0.00157726 Nov 2019
30 Day0.00157603 Nov 2019
3 Month0.00159804 Sep 2019
1 Year0.00153603 Dec 2018
5 Year0.00172304 Dec 2014
10 Year0.00191105 Dec 2009

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