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Foreign Exchange Guide to Zaire

Read this currency guide to Zaire with money transfer and travel tips.   [USD/CDF=1639.7083]

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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!


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

DateExchange RatePeriod
07 Apr 20190.0006101 Week
15 Mar 20190.0006131 Month
16 Oct 20180.0006126 Months
14 Apr 20180.0006191 Year
14 Apr 20170.0007292 Years
15 Apr 20140.0010845 Years
16 Apr 20090.00151610 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
07 Apr 20190.0005441 Week
15 Mar 20190.0005411 Month
16 Oct 20180.0005296 Months
14 Apr 20180.0005011 Year
14 Apr 20170.0006872 Years
15 Apr 20140.0007855 Years
16 Apr 20090.00115010 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
07 Apr 20190.0004681 Week
15 Mar 20190.0004611 Month
16 Oct 20180.0004646 Months
14 Apr 20180.0004341 Year
14 Apr 20170.0005832 Years
15 Apr 20140.0006485 Years
16 Apr 20090.00101610 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
07 Apr 20190.06811 Week
15 Mar 20190.06831 Month
16 Oct 20180.06886 Months
14 Apr 20180.06641 Year
14 Apr 20170.07922 Years
15 Apr 20140.11045 Years
16 Apr 20090.150310 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
07 Apr 20190.0008591 Week
15 Mar 20190.0008651 Month
16 Oct 20180.0008576 Months
14 Apr 20180.0007971 Year
14 Apr 20170.0009622 Years
15 Apr 20140.0011595 Years
16 Apr 20090.00210610 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
07 Apr 20190.0008151 Week
15 Mar 20190.0008181 Month
16 Oct 20180.0007926 Months
14 Apr 20180.0007811 Year
14 Apr 20170.0009722 Years
15 Apr 20140.0011905 Years
16 Apr 20090.00182910 Years

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