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Best USD to XAF Exchange Rates Compared Live

The best USD to XAF exchange rate is 604.83. Compare foreign transfer and currency exchange rates, find better rates & deals.

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Comparing USD-XAF exchange rates

Exchange rates can vary significantly between different currency exchange providers, so it's important to compare US dollar (USD) to Central African franc (XAF) rates from different sources before making a conversion.

The above Dollar to Central African franc comparison table makes it easy to compare the Total Fees (both variable and fixed) you are being charged vs the latest USD-XAF mid-rate (see below) and the possible savings of using another provider.

US dollar to Central African franc (USDXAF) rate guide contents:

 

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USD to XAF Market Data

US dollar (USD) to Central African franc (XAF) market data - latest interbank exchange rate, trend, chart & historic rates.

 
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USD to XAF at 605.2 is just above its 3-month average, having traded in a very stable 3.7% range from 590.6 to 612.6
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DateUSD/XAFChangePeriod
07 Jul 2023
598.01
1.5% β–Ό2 Week
22 Apr 2023
591.14
0.3% β–Ό3 Month
21 Jul 2022
641.81
8.2% β–Ό1 Year
22 Jul 2018
558.70
5.5% β–²5 Year
23 Jul 2013
496.53
18.7% β–²10 Year
26 Jul 2003
570.63
3.3% β–²20 Year
USD/XAF historic rates & change to 21-Jul-2023
 

What are equivalent amounts of USD and XAF?

Here are some popular conversion amounts for USD to XAF (US dollar to Central African franc)*.

USD XAF
$ 1 FCFA 604.83
$ 5 FCFA 3,024
$ 10 FCFA 6,048
$ 20 FCFA 12,097
$ 50 FCFA 30,242
$ 100 FCFA 60,483
$ 250 FCFA 151,208
$ 500 FCFA 302,415
$ 1,000 FCFA 604,830
$ 2,000 FCFA 1,209,660
$ 5,000 FCFA 3,024,150
$ 10,000 FCFA 6,048,300
$ 20,000 FCFA 12,096,600
$ 50,000 FCFA 30,241,500
$ 100,000 FCFA 60,483,000
USD XAF
$ 0.0017 FCFA 1
$ 0.0083 FCFA 5
$ 0.0165 FCFA 10
$ 0.0331 FCFA 20
$ 0.0827 FCFA 50
$ 0.1653 FCFA 100
$ 0.4133 FCFA 250
$ 0.8265 FCFA 500
$ 1.6530 FCFA 1,000
$ 3.3060 FCFA 2,000
$ 8.2650 FCFA 5,000
$ 16.53 FCFA 10,000
$ 33.06 FCFA 20,000
$ 82.65 FCFA 50,000
$ 165.30 FCFA 100,000

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*Converted at the current USDXAF interbank exchange rate. Calculate actual payout amounts for Send Money and Travel Money exchange rates.

 
 

Forecasts for USD to XAF

 

The USD to XAF exchange rate has been holding steady near 7-day highs around 607.1, showing minimal deviation from its 3-month average of 603.2. The USD has been buoyed by positive economic indicators in the US, including strong jobs reports and robust consumer pricing data. FX analysts anticipate that the US dollar's strength could persist as geopolitical tensions in regions such as Ukraine and the Middle East, along with concerns over China's economic health, support demand for the Greenback.

Read our full review of recent USD to XAF forecasts.

 

How to get a good USD to XAF exchange rate

There are several ways to save on exchange rates when converting US dollar to Central African franc:

  1. Shop around for the best USD/XAF exchange rate: Exchange rates can vary significantly between different currency exchange providers, so it's important to compare rates from different sources before making a conversion.
  2. Timing is important: Keep an eye on the USD/XAF rate on currency markets, as exchange rates can fluctuate frequently. Try to make your transactions when the exchange rate is in your favor. You can do this easily with our BER Smart Rate Tracker.
  3. Use a credit/debit or travel card that doesn't charge foreign transaction fees: Some credit cards charge additional fees for transactions made in a foreign currency, so it's important to check with your card issuer to see if they charge these fees and what their exchange rate is.
  4. Use a multi-currency account: Having a multi-currency account allows you to hold and transfer money in both USD and XAF at close to the interbank rate. It also allows you to make payments or withdrawals in the local currency while avoiding high conversion fees.
  5. Buy currency in advance: If you know that you will need foreign currency in the future, consider buying it in advance when the exchange rate is favorable.

The key is reducing excessive costs and fees

Generally speaking, if you are buying Central African franc with US dollar, then it's better for the USD/XAF exchange rate to be higher.

However working against you are the fees all foreign exchange providers charge for providing their service. These fees is usually contained within the exchange rate margin (or difference to the mid-rate).

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.

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

It's worth noting that while these tips can help you save on exchange rates, it's important to be aware that no single method is guaranteed to provide the best exchange rate in every situation, and it may require some research and comparison-shopping to find the best option for your specific needs.

Will the US dollar rise against the Central African franc?

It is almost impossible to predict what an exchange rate will do in the future, the best approach is to monitor the currency markets and transact when an exchange rate moves in your favour.

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Read our Currency guide to Cameroon - a practical currency and money guide to travel, living and doing business in Cameroon with the Central African franc.

 
 
 

Country Currency Guides

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GabonGabon (XAF)
 

For expats, Cameroon offers a rich cultural experience and the opportunity to interact with a diverse group of people. However, it's worth noting that the country has been affected by ongoing political instability, insecurity, and human rights issues in certain areas, so it's important to check the security situation before planning your trip and to take all necessary precautions. The cost of living can vary depending on location, but generally it is considered relatively low compared to other countries in the region.

The official languages are French and English, but there are also more than 250 ethnic languages spoken in the country. Expats should be prepared to learn some basic French as it will be more widely spoken and is the main language used in the official and business settings.

Read more at our Cameroon (XAF) country guide

   
 
 

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