The Central African CFA franc (XAF) is the official currency of Chad (along with five other central African countries). It is divided into 100 smaller units called centime. Chad is a cash economy and credit cards are seldom accepted. Foreign currency can be exchanged at a few hotels and banks in the capital city but the process is expensive and time consuming and the banking services are unreliable. Travellers are advised to bring sufficient funds in CFA with them, as there are very few reliable ATMs in Chad.
Currency Exchange Rates
|A$ 1||A$ 5||A$ 10||A$ 100||A$ 1,000|
|Australia||A$ 1.00||A$ 5.00||A$ 10.00||A$ 100.00||A$ 1,000.00|
|Canada||C$ 0.97||C$ 4.83||C$ 9.67||C$ 96.68||C$ 966.85|
|Ireland||€ 0.70||€ 3.51||€ 7.03||€ 70.29||€ 702.91|
|New Zealand||NZ$ 1.08||NZ$ 5.40||NZ$ 10.80||NZ$ 107.99||NZ$ 1,079.92|
|South Africa||R 9.48||R 47.42||R 94.84||R 948.41||R 9,484.06|
|United Kingdom||£ 0.51||£ 2.55||£ 5.10||£ 51.03||£ 510.33|
|United States of America||US$ 0.80||US$ 4.00||US$ 8.01||US$ 80.08||US$ 800.77|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
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