The official currency in Mali is the West African CFA Franc (XOF), which is divided into 100 centimes. The CFA franc is tied to the Euro. Foreign currency and travellers cheques can be exchanged at banks in Bamako. French francs and euro are the easiest to exchange. Banks are closed on weekends. ATMs are only available in Bamako and only accept Visa cards. Major credit cards, usually Visa, are accepted in some hotels and restaurants in the capital, but credit cards in general are not widely used in Mali.
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$ 1.05||C$ 5.26||C$ 10.52||C$ 105.18||C$ 1,051.80|
|Ireland||€ 0.81||€ 4.07||€ 8.14||€ 81.37||€ 813.70|
|New Zealand||NZ$ 1.30||NZ$ 6.49||NZ$ 12.98||NZ$ 129.81||NZ$ 1,298.15|
|South Africa||R 8.71||R 43.55||R 87.10||R 870.96||R 8,709.58|
|United Kingdom||£ 0.67||£ 3.36||£ 6.73||£ 67.28||£ 672.81|
|United States of America||US$ 1.03||US$ 5.15||US$ 10.30||US$ 102.99||US$ 1,029.87|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
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