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Foreign Exchange Guide to Zaire

Read this currency guide to Zaire with money transfer and travel tips.   [USD/CDF=1642.4155]

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Congolese Franc
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This is a foreign exchange guide to Zaire, the Congolese Franc currency plus CDF transfers and travel tips.

In this Zaire currency guide we take a look at :

  1. Congolese Franc info - general info about the Congolese Franc
  2. Congolese Franc in the markets - recent CDF moves and predictions from the FX markets
  3. Travelling in Zaire - currency & money saving tips
  4. Buying Congolese Franc cash online - travel money for Zaire
  5. Sending money to Zaire - save on Congolese Franc bank transfers to Zaire
  6. Congolese Franc exchange rates - latest & historic exchange rates.

Congolese Franc (CDF) general currency information

What is the Congolese Franc currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the Congolese Franc is CDF and the symbol is FC.

Which countries use the Congolese Franc?

It is the domestic currency in Zaire.

Congolese Franc (CDF) in the markets

The interactive chart below shows the USD to CDF 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.

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Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Zaire


Travel money for Zaire


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


Zaire Trip Checklist    

  1. Compare CDF travel cash rates - probably why you are here!
  2. Lonely Planet - world's best travel guide (coupon and deals)

Sending money to Zaire

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

When sending money to Zaire 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 Congolese 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 CDF amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Zaire.

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


Bank Transfers to Zaire

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Popular CDF cross rates

CDF/USD - Congolese Franc to United States Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
02 Dec 20180.0006211 Week
09 Nov 20180.0006211 Month
12 Jun 20180.0006196 Months
09 Dec 20170.0006271 Year
09 Dec 20160.0008542 Years
10 Dec 20130.0010835 Years
11 Dec 20080.00184110 Years

CDF/EUR - Congolese Franc to Euro - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
02 Dec 20180.0005481 Week
09 Nov 20180.0005481 Month
12 Jun 20180.0005276 Months
09 Dec 20170.0005321 Year
09 Dec 20160.0008082 Years
10 Dec 20130.0007875 Years
11 Dec 20080.00138510 Years

CDF/GBP - Congolese Franc to British Pound Sterling - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
02 Dec 20180.0004871 Week
09 Nov 20180.0004791 Month
12 Jun 20180.0004636 Months
09 Dec 20170.0004681 Year
09 Dec 20160.0006792 Years
10 Dec 20130.0006595 Years
11 Dec 20080.00123210 Years

CDF/JPY - Congolese Franc to Japanese Yen - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
02 Dec 20180.07071 Week
09 Nov 20180.07071 Month
12 Jun 20180.06846 Months
09 Dec 20170.07111 Year
09 Dec 20160.09822 Years
10 Dec 20130.11155 Years
11 Dec 20080.168710 Years

CDF/AUD - Congolese Franc to Australian Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
02 Dec 20180.0008421 Week
09 Nov 20180.0008591 Month
12 Jun 20180.0008186 Months
09 Dec 20170.0008341 Year
09 Dec 20160.0011462 Years
10 Dec 20130.0011855 Years
11 Dec 20080.00274510 Years

CDF/CAD - Congolese Franc to Canadian Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
02 Dec 20180.0008231 Week
09 Nov 20180.0008211 Month
12 Jun 20180.0008066 Months
09 Dec 20170.0008051 Year
09 Dec 20160.0011262 Years
10 Dec 20130.0011505 Years
11 Dec 20080.00226910 Years

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