Ivory Coast Currency
The official currency is the CFA Franc (XOF), divided into 100 centimes. The CFA Franc is linked to the Euro. 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. Travellers cheques are accepted in banks, as well as some tourist orientated hotels and restaurants.
Currency Exchange Rates
|Ivory Coast||XOF 100||XOF 1,000||XOF 10,000||XOF 100,000||XOF 1,000,000|
|Australia||A$ 0.18||A$ 1.84||A$ 18.40||A$ 183.96||A$ 1,839.59|
|Canada||C$ 0.19||C$ 1.93||C$ 19.35||C$ 193.49||C$ 1,934.89|
|Ireland||€ 0.15||€ 1.50||€ 14.97||€ 149.69||€ 1,496.87|
|New Zealand||NZ$ 0.24||NZ$ 2.39||NZ$ 23.88||NZ$ 238.81||NZ$ 2,388.06|
|South Africa||R 1.60||R 16.02||R 160.22||R 1,602.21||R 16,022.08|
|United Kingdom||£ 0.12||£ 1.24||£ 12.38||£ 123.77||£ 1,237.70|
|United States of America||US$ 0.19||US$ 1.89||US$ 18.95||US$ 189.45||US$ 1,894.54|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
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