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 can be exchanged at banks in Bamako. The Euro is the easiest currency to exchange. ATMs are generally only available in Bamako and usually only accept Visa cards. Some major credit cards, most reliably 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
|AUD 1||AUD 5||AUD 10||AUD 100||AUD 1,000|
|Australia||AUD 1.00||AUD 5.00||AUD 10.00||AUD 100.00||AUD 1,000.00|
|Canada||CAD 0.99||CAD 4.93||CAD 9.87||CAD 98.66||CAD 986.61|
|Ireland||EUR 0.68||EUR 3.42||EUR 6.85||EUR 68.47||EUR 684.74|
|New Zealand||NZD 1.04||NZD 5.18||NZD 10.37||NZD 103.65||NZD 1,036.53|
|South Africa||ZAR 11.02||ZAR 55.10||ZAR 110.21||ZAR 1,102.08||ZAR 11,020.80|
|United Kingdom||GBP 0.58||GBP 2.92||GBP 5.84||GBP 58.42||GBP 584.22|
|United States of America||USD 0.76||USD 3.78||USD 7.56||USD 75.64||USD 756.37|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
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