Burkina Faso Currency
The West African CFA franc is the official currency of Burkina Faso. It is technically divided into 100 smaller units called centimes, but no centime denominations have been issued. Burkina Faso is largely a cash economy and credit cards are seldom accepted, but cash can be withdrawn with a card at certain banks in the big cities. Mastercard is not widely accepted at ATMs. Banks that will change money for travellers include Banque Internationale du Burkina (BIB), Ecobank and Banque Internationale pour le Commerce, l'Industrie et l'Agriculture du Burkina (Biciab).
Currency Exchange Rates
|A$ 1||A$ 5||A$ 10||A$ 100||A$ 1,000|
|Australia||A$ 1.00||A$ 5.00||A$ 10.00||A$ 100.00||A$ 1,000.00|
|Canada||C$ 0.94||C$ 4.71||C$ 9.41||C$ 94.12||C$ 941.16|
|Ireland||€ 0.63||€ 3.13||€ 6.26||€ 62.63||€ 626.26|
|New Zealand||NZ$ 1.12||NZ$ 5.58||NZ$ 11.17||NZ$ 111.65||NZ$ 1,116.55|
|South Africa||R 9.45||R 47.24||R 94.48||R 944.77||R 9,447.68|
|United Kingdom||£ 0.46||£ 2.28||£ 4.57||£ 45.67||£ 456.69|
|United States of America||US$ 0.71||US$ 3.54||US$ 7.09||US$ 70.89||US$ 708.92|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
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