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 0.78||AUD 7.75||AUD 77.52||AUD 775.22|
|Canada||CAD 0.08||CAD 0.76||CAD 7.65||CAD 76.48||CAD 764.84|
|Ireland||EUR 0.05||EUR 0.53||EUR 5.31||EUR 53.08||EUR 530.83|
|New Zealand||NZD 0.08||NZD 0.80||NZD 8.04||NZD 80.35||NZD 803.54|
|South Africa||ZAR 0.85||ZAR 8.54||ZAR 85.44||ZAR 854.36||ZAR 8,543.55|
|United Kingdom||GBP 0.05||GBP 0.45||GBP 4.53||GBP 45.29||GBP 452.90|
|United States of America||USD 0.06||USD 0.59||USD 5.86||USD 58.64||USD 586.36|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
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