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 0.85||AUD 8.53||AUD 85.28||AUD 852.80|
|Canada||CAD 0.08||CAD 0.84||CAD 8.44||CAD 84.44||CAD 844.44|
|Ireland||EUR 0.06||EUR 0.58||EUR 5.77||EUR 57.66||EUR 576.62|
|New Zealand||NZD 0.09||NZD 0.93||NZD 9.34||NZD 93.37||NZD 933.73|
|South Africa||ZAR 0.97||ZAR 9.73||ZAR 97.27||ZAR 972.67||ZAR 9,726.67|
|United Kingdom||GBP 0.04||GBP 0.45||GBP 4.46||GBP 44.59||GBP 445.90|
|United States of America||USD 0.06||USD 0.63||USD 6.33||USD 63.33||USD 633.30|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
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