The official currency is the Burundian franc (BIF), which is divided into 100 centimes. Since Burundi started issuing its own currency, centimes have not been produced. Currency exchange can be conducted at a main bank in Bujumbura or Gitega. US dollars dating before 2003 are often not accepted. Banks are open from Monday to Friday in the morning only. Credit cards are rarely accepted and ATMs are not readily available, so it is wise to bring the necessary capital in an easily exchangeable currency.
Currency Exchange Rates
|Burundi||BIF 100||BIF 1,000||BIF 10,000||BIF 100,000||BIF 1,000,000|
|Australia||AUD 0.09||AUD 0.86||AUD 8.58||AUD 85.75||AUD 857.54|
|Canada||CAD 0.08||CAD 0.82||CAD 8.15||CAD 81.51||CAD 815.13|
|Ireland||EUR 0.06||EUR 0.55||EUR 5.53||EUR 55.29||EUR 552.92|
|New Zealand||NZD 0.09||NZD 0.93||NZD 9.32||NZD 93.24||NZD 932.36|
|South Africa||ZAR 0.96||ZAR 9.56||ZAR 95.58||ZAR 955.81||ZAR 9,558.14|
|United Kingdom||GBP 0.04||GBP 0.44||GBP 4.36||GBP 43.62||GBP 436.20|
|United States of America||USD 0.06||USD 0.63||USD 6.29||USD 62.93||USD 629.25|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
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