Togo - West African Franc - Currency Guide

This is a currency guide to Togo, the West African Franc currency plus sending (XOF) transfers and travel tips for Togo.

 
 
CountryTogo
FlagTogo
Country CodeTG
Domestic Currency West African Franc
Currency Symbol
Currency CodeXOF
Exchange RateUSD/XOF = 603.68
Telephone Prefix+228

Quick Conversions from US Dollar to West African Franc

USD

XOF

U$ 1
603.68
U$ 5
3,018
U$ 10
6,037
U$ 20
12,074
U$ 50
30,184
U$ 100
60,368
U$ 250
150,920
U$ 500
301,840
U$ 1,000
603,680
U$ 2,000
1,207,360
U$ 5,000
3,018,400
U$ 10,000
6,036,800
U$ 50,000
30,184,000
U$ 100,000
60,368,000
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USD

XOF

U$ 0.0017
1
U$ 0.0083
5
U$ 0.0166
10
U$ 0.0331
20
U$ 0.0829
50
U$ 0.1657
100
U$ 0.4143
250
U$ 0.8285
500
U$ 1.6570
1,000
U$ 3.3140
2,000
U$ 8.2850
5,000
U$ 16.57
10,000
U$ 82.85
50,000
U$ 165.70
100,000
More amounts

To calculate specific USD/XOF amounts use our Convert USD to XOF quick calculator.

Togo Currency Info


Frequently Asked Questions


What currency should I use in Togo?

The domestic currency in Togo is the West African Franc.

What is the West African Franc currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the West African Franc is XOF.

How much is U$100 US Dollars in West African Franc?

U$ 100 converts to 60,368

Which countries use the West African Franc?

It is the domestic currency in Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Niger, Senegal and Togo.

Is the West African Franc a closed currency?

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


West African Franc (XOF) in the markets

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

USD/XOF at 602.83 was trading 1.5% above the 90-day average 594.03 with a range 584.61 to 607.94. There are no current rate alerts.
25-FEB 5PM-NY 10PM-LON | 26-Feb 9AM-SYD

Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Togo

For those fond of travelling off the beaten track, Togo is a rewarding destination. Togo is probably one of the nicest places in Western Africa. Roads are pretty good, distances small, beaches sandy and white, people friendly, hills and mountains waiting to be explored. Its great diversity of landscapes ranges from lakes and palm-fringed beaches along the Atlantic coastline to the rolling forested hills in the centre; heading further north, the mantle of lush forest is replaced by the light-green and yellowy tinges of savannah.

Another highlight is Togo's melting-pot culture. The fortified compounds of Koutammakou are a reminder that the country's ethnically diverse population didn't always get along, but nowadays voodoo, Muslim, Christian and traditional festivals crowd the calendar and are often colourful celebrations for. The cherry on top is Lomé, the low-key yet elegant capital, with its large avenues, tasty restaurants and throbbing nightlife – not to mention the splendid beaches on its doorstep.

What currency to use in Togo?

The currency of Togo is the West African franc, which is also the currency of seven other independent African states: Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Niger, and Senegal. You can freely use this currency in each of these nations, although those leaving the region should exchange their local currency to US dollars, euro, or pounds sterling. ATMs are limited to Lome. It is best to withdraw money from a bank. Credit cards are accepted in large hotels in Togo, with Visa currently the most universally accepted. Cash should always be carried, however. The best foreign currency to carry is euros, which are easily exchanged at any bank or hotel.

Getting around in Togo?Buses are the most reliable way to get around, especially for long-distance trips. Rakiéta buses are more reliable than those of other companies. Buses almost always operate with guaranteed seating and fixed departure times. Togo has an extensive network of dilapidated bush taxis, which can be anything from an old pick-up truck to a normal sedan car or nine- or 15-seat people carriers. Travel is often agonisingly slow, but unfortunately these bush taxis are generally the only way to go from town to town. Fares are fixed-ish.

If you're driving, you will need an International Driving Permit (IDP). Police checkpoints are common throughout the country but rarely nasty or obstructive. There are no domestic flights within Togo.

Travel tips for Togo.

The official language of Togo is French. This is the language used in legal and commercial activities. However, there are also the vernacular languages of Ewe and Mina, which are used in the south, and of Kabye and Dagomba, which are used in the north.

Bargaining is common in Togo. Supermarkets, restaurants, hotels and buses have fixed prices, but expect to haggle for items at markets as well as fares for taxis, bush taxis and taxi-motos (motorcycle taxis), also called zemi-johns.

Perhaps the most alluring part of the country is the hardest to get to—the hilly and sparsely populated north. The best known destination is Tamberma Valley—the Koutammakou UNESCO World Heritage site, to the north of Kara. The local Batammariba people (known by colonists as the Tamberma) constructed and live in unique Takienta (a.k.a. Tata) "tower-houses" of mud and straw, which arguably have become the Togolese national symbol. It's a surreal dreamland of a place, and easily a highlight of a trip to Togo, although it is a journey to get there.

 

Travel money for Togo

Save money and time by Ordering your West African Franc online from Travelex, you get better rates and can pick up the XOF 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 West African Franc otherwise you may get much worst exchange rates.

 

Togo Trip Checklist    

 
  1. Compare XOF 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 Togo

When searching around for information on how to get a good exchange rate when sending money to Togo you need to start with finding out the latest West African 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 Togo

When sending money to Togo 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 West African 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 XOF amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Togo.

Use our Send to West African 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 West African Franc deposited into the recipient bank account and less margins and fees kept by the banks!

 

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West African Franc to US Dollar - Historical Rates

PeriodXOF/USDDate
1 Day0.00165424 Feb 2020
7 Day0.00164618 Feb 2020
30 Day0.00168126 Jan 2020
3 Month0.00167827 Nov 2019
1 Year0.00173325 Feb 2019
5 Year0.00171626 Feb 2015
10 Year0.00207327 Feb 2010

West African Franc to Euro - Historical Rates

PeriodXOF/EURDate
1 Day0.00152424 Feb 2020
7 Day0.00152418 Feb 2020
30 Day0.00152426 Jan 2020
3 Month0.00152427 Nov 2019
1 Year0.00152425 Feb 2019
5 Year0.00153326 Feb 2015
10 Year0.00152527 Feb 2010

West African Franc to Pound Sterling - 10 Year History

PeriodXOF/GBPDate
1 Day0.00128024 Feb 2020
7 Day0.00126618 Feb 2020
30 Day0.00128726 Jan 2020
3 Month0.00129827 Nov 2019
1 Year0.00132025 Feb 2019
5 Year0.00111426 Feb 2015
10 Year0.00136227 Feb 2010

West African Franc to Australian Dollar - Historical Rates

PeriodXOF/AUDDate
1 Day0.00250224 Feb 2020
7 Day0.00245918 Feb 2020
30 Day0.00247126 Jan 2020
3 Month0.00247927 Nov 2019
1 Year0.00241625 Feb 2019
5 Year0.00220026 Feb 2015
10 Year0.00231827 Feb 2010

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