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The total cost you are charged by your foreign exchange provider consists of the margin from the mid-rate offered plus any fixed or percentage fees. These margins and fees vary significantly for International Money Transfers and Travel Money transactions as shown below.


USD to XAF mid-rate = 578.5345

Right now the USD/XAF market mid-rate is 578.5345 and represents ideally how many Central African Franc you can get for one United States Dollar.

This USD/XAF Converter calculates equivalent United States Dollar to Central African Franc amounts at the market mid-rate:

USD / XAF mid-rate converter


1 United States Dollar equals
578.5345 Central African Franc

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United States Dollar

Central African Franc

1 USD 578.53 XAF
5 USD 2,892.67 XAF
10 USD 5,785.35 XAF
20 USD 11,570.69 XAF
50 USD 28,926.73 XAF
100 USD 57,853.45 XAF
250 USD 144,633.63 XAF
500 USD 289,267.25 XAF
1,000 USD 578,534.50 XAF
2,000 USD 1,157,069.00 XAF
5,000 USD 2,892,672.50 XAF
10,000 USD 5,785,345.00 XAF
50,000 USD 28,926,725.00 XAF
100,000 USD 57,853,450.00 XAF
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United States Dollar

Central African Franc

0.0017 USD 1 XAF
0.0086 USD 5 XAF
0.0173 USD 10 XAF
0.0346 USD 20 XAF
0.0865 USD 50 XAF
0.1729 USD 100 XAF
0.4323 USD 250 XAF
0.8645 USD 500 XAF
1.7290 USD 1,000 XAF
3.4580 USD 2,000 XAF
8.6450 USD 5,000 XAF
17.29 USD 10,000 XAF
86.45 USD 50,000 XAF
172.90 USD 100,000 XAF
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United States Dollar to Central African Franc (USD-XAF) - 10 Year History

The below table shows the historic variation in the USD/XAF exchange rate over the last 10 years. The percentage change is the difference from the date shown to present. This lets you decide if the current rate is in your favour. You can also view our various charts of USD versus other currencies : USD historical charts.

DateExchange RatePeriodChange
19 Feb 2019578.8659Latest
12 Feb 2019578.76001 Week+0.02%
20 Jan 2019577.15771 Month+0.3%
23 Aug 2018568.30956 Months+1.86%
19 Feb 2018528.98021 Year+9.43%
19 Feb 2017618.09232 Years-6.35%
20 Feb 2014478.36165 Years+21.01%
21 Feb 2009513.536510 Years+12.72%

Why can't I just get the USD/XAF market rate I see on Google or in the Media?

The USD/XAF mid-rate is the rate you will see Quoted on Google or the News, nobody except the largest banks and businesses can get exchange rates close to this mid-rate. It is actually just the theoretical half-way point (hence mid-rate) between the last rate at which the USD / XAF was traded (bought or sold) in the international markets.

Getting a good market rate is mainly about timing however the transaction margin you end up being charged can be considerably reduced by around a few percent (of total amount being exchanged) for travel money and possibly over 5% to 6% when sending money. The exact potential savings depends on the currencies being exchanged and the amount you are transferring and if you are willing to shop around.

The closer your final exchange rate is to the market USD/XAF midrate the better deal you are getting.

Our real-time foreign transfer and travel money/cards comparison calculators make shopping around easy and help you calculate how much you can save.

The three things you need in order to get a good USD to XAF exchange rate

  1. Know the latest USD/XAF market mid-rate. The closer your final exchange rate is to this real market rate the better deal you are getting. You should also judge how the current rate compares to the historic rate over the past 10 years.
  2. Compare your Bank's transaction costs to several licensed FX providers, remember to compare the exchange rate margins as well as the various types of fees. We make that easy to do with our calculators for Foreign Transfers and Travel Money transactions.
  3. Review up-to-date Currency News and Forecasts for both the and currencies, if available.

Currency news and forecasts for United States Dollar and Central African Franc

Whenever you are researching a particular exchange rate you are actually interested in two currencies as the value of a currency must always be quoted relative to a second currency.

So it follows that if you are determining the best time to transact, in this case the USD vs XAF, you should pay attention to both United States Dollar and Central African Franc news and forecasts.

United States Dollar (USD) - Market news and forecasts

26-January-19: 2018 was a reasonable year for the dollar. Measured by the US Dollar Index, the greenback appreciated by 4 percent, which was much better than 2017’s 10 percent loss. It was, though, something of a stuttering end to 2018 and the dollar has had mixed fortunes in early 2019.

In December, after lifting US interest rates to 2.25-2.5 percent, the Fed lowered its expectations for future hikes due to so-called “cross currents” (China, Brexit, trade wars etc.). Skepticism among analysts over future Fed hikes has for some time been the main reason for dollar pessimism for 2019, but now, there is also the prospect of a US economic slowdown to contend with.

“A slowdown in the economy is likely to weigh on USD particularly in the second half of this year,” a CIBC researcher said in January.

Of the same opinion was an expert at ING, who argued that the dollar is soon to “embark on a gradual long-term bearish trend.”

January’s extended US government shutdown also has dollar-negative ramifications. Not only is the shutdown likely to hit first-quarter GDP growth, disagreements within Congress bode poorly for the future of potentially inflationary fiscal spending.

Central African Franc (XAF) - Market news and forecasts

No recent Central African Franc market updates.

Currency News and Forecasts - United States Dollar

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