Ivory Coast Currency


The official currency is the West African CFA Franc (XOF), divided into 100 centimes. The CFA Franc is linked to the Euro at a fixed rate of exchange. New notes were issued in 2004 and only those issued by the Bank of West African States (Banque des États de l'Afrique de l'Ouest) are valid currency. There are a few ATMs in Abidjan but most will accept only Visa cards. It is unwise to use an ATM that is not guarded. Credit cards are accepted in the larger hotels and better restaurants. Most shops require cash.

Currency Exchange Rates

Ivory Coast XOF 100 XOF 1,000 XOF 10,000 XOF 100,000 XOF 1,000,000
Australia AUD 0.23 AUD 2.28 AUD 22.84 AUD 228.43 AUD 2,284.30
Canada CAD 0.23 CAD 2.31 CAD 23.08 CAD 230.77 CAD 2,307.74
Ireland EUR 0.15 EUR 1.52 EUR 15.23 EUR 152.34 EUR 1,523.43
New Zealand NZD 0.24 NZD 2.43 NZD 24.31 NZD 243.09 NZD 2,430.92
South Africa ZAR 2.21 ZAR 22.06 ZAR 220.58 ZAR 2,205.76 ZAR 22,057.63
United Kingdom GBP 0.13 GBP 1.32 GBP 13.18 GBP 131.76 GBP 1,317.61
United States of America USD 0.17 USD 1.71 USD 17.11 USD 171.10 USD 1,710.95

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

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