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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 interbank exchange rate = 583.3065

Right now the USD/XAF interbank exchange rate is 583.3065. It’s also called the mid-market rate or just the mid-rate and is the rate that banks use when trading large amounts of foreign currencies with one another.

It's the reference rate we use to calculate how much you are being charged to convert Central African Franc to United States Dollar.

This USD/XAF Converter calculates equivalent United States Dollar to Central African Franc amounts at the market mid-rate. You can also enter your own rates to find out the percentage difference to the latest market rates you are being charged.

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United States Dollar

Central African Franc

1 USD 583.31 XAF
5 USD 2,916.53 XAF
10 USD 5,833.07 XAF
20 USD 11,666.13 XAF
50 USD 29,165.33 XAF
100 USD 58,330.65 XAF
250 USD 145,826.63 XAF
500 USD 291,653.25 XAF
1,000 USD 583,306.50 XAF
2,000 USD 1,166,613.00 XAF
5,000 USD 2,916,532.50 XAF
10,000 USD 5,833,065.00 XAF
50,000 USD 29,165,325.00 XAF
100,000 USD 58,330,650.00 XAF
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United States Dollar

Central African Franc

0.0017 USD 1 XAF
0.0086 USD 5 XAF
0.0171 USD 10 XAF
0.0343 USD 20 XAF
0.0857 USD 50 XAF
0.1714 USD 100 XAF
0.4285 USD 250 XAF
0.8570 USD 500 XAF
1.7140 USD 1,000 XAF
3.4280 USD 2,000 XAF
8.5700 USD 5,000 XAF
17.14 USD 10,000 XAF
85.70 USD 50,000 XAF
171.40 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
20 Apr 2019583.3065Latest
13 Apr 2019580.06281 Week+0.56%
21 Mar 2019576.71111 Month+1.14%
22 Oct 2018572.15196 Months+1.95%
20 Apr 2018532.75191 Year+9.49%
20 Apr 2017612.22312 Years-4.72%
21 Apr 2014475.49525 Years+22.67%
22 Apr 2009506.373910 Years+15.19%

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

In the third week of April the Dollar Index was rallying strongly towards the mid-97s, slightly below major resistance at 97.70, a break of which would be massively positive for the greenback. The index was up 1.7 percent year-to-date.

The dollar’s strength comes in spite of a dovish surprise in March from the Federal Reserve, which ditched two interest rate hikes from its 2019 projections. Fortunately for dollar holders, the rest of the world has problems and other important central banks also turned dovish, removing much of the incentive for selling USD.

Bloomberg research warned in April of potential for a large upcoming move in the US dollar, up or down. Over the past quarter-century, three prominent troughs in the JPMorgan Global FX Volatility Index were followed by dollar moves over 6-month periods worth 10-15 percent. The index was trading in mid-April at a 5-year low.

Central African Franc (XAF) - Market news and forecasts

The Central African CFA franc has a fixed rate of exchange with the euro (and previously the French franc) set at 1 euro = 655.957 CFA francs.