Burundi Currency


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 0.92 AUD 9.24 AUD 92.44 AUD 924.39
Canada CAD 0.09 CAD 0.91 CAD 9.14 CAD 91.39 CAD 913.87
Ireland EUR 0.06 EUR 0.59 EUR 5.94 EUR 59.41 EUR 594.13
New Zealand NZD 0.10 NZD 0.99 NZD 9.86 NZD 98.61 NZD 986.06
South Africa ZAR 1.08 ZAR 10.82 ZAR 108.21 ZAR 1,082.15 ZAR 10,821.48
United Kingdom GBP 0.04 GBP 0.45 GBP 4.45 GBP 44.55 GBP 445.48
United States of America USD 0.06 USD 0.65 USD 6.45 USD 64.52 USD 645.16

Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.

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