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 0.08||AUD 0.77||AUD 7.69||AUD 76.89||AUD 768.92|
|Canada||CAD 0.08||CAD 0.76||CAD 7.57||CAD 75.72||CAD 757.18|
|Ireland||EUR 0.05||EUR 0.53||EUR 5.25||EUR 52.52||EUR 525.18|
|New Zealand||NZD 0.08||NZD 0.80||NZD 7.99||NZD 79.90||NZD 798.99|
|South Africa||ZAR 0.84||ZAR 8.36||ZAR 83.59||ZAR 835.94||ZAR 8,359.39|
|United Kingdom||GBP 0.04||GBP 0.44||GBP 4.40||GBP 43.97||GBP 439.69|
|United States of America||USD 0.06||USD 0.59||USD 5.87||USD 58.72||USD 587.19|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
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