Rwanda Currency


The official currency is the Rwanda Franc (RWF), which is divided into 100 centimes. The US Dollar is the hard currency of preference. Credit cards are only accepted at the major hotels and restaurants in Kigali.

Currency Exchange Rates

Rwanda RWF 100 RWF 1,000 RWF 10,000 RWF 100,000 RWF 1,000,000
Australia AUD 0.18 AUD 1.76 AUD 17.58 AUD 175.81 AUD 1,758.11
Canada CAD 0.17 CAD 1.73 CAD 17.35 CAD 173.46 CAD 1,734.57
Ireland EUR 0.12 EUR 1.20 EUR 12.04 EUR 120.39 EUR 1,203.86
New Zealand NZD 0.18 NZD 1.82 NZD 18.22 NZD 182.23 NZD 1,822.34
South Africa ZAR 1.94 ZAR 19.38 ZAR 193.76 ZAR 1,937.58 ZAR 19,375.80
United Kingdom GBP 0.10 GBP 1.03 GBP 10.27 GBP 102.71 GBP 1,027.13
United States of America USD 0.13 USD 1.33 USD 13.30 USD 132.98 USD 1,329.79

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

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