The official currency is the West African CFA Franc (XOF), which is divided into 100 centimes. Only currency issued by the Bank of West African States (Banque des Etats de l'Afrique de l'Ouest) is considered valid. There are ATMs in Dakar, but banking facilities are limited in the rest of the country. Credit cards are only accepted by major establishments catering to the tourist trade, with American Express being the most widely accepted; commission is charged. Travellers cheques can be cashed in Dakar.
Currency Exchange Rates
|Senegal||XOF 100||XOF 1,000||XOF 10,000||XOF 100,000||XOF 1,000,000|
|Australia||AUD 0.22||AUD 2.19||AUD 21.92||AUD 219.23||AUD 2,192.31|
|Canada||CAD 0.21||CAD 2.13||CAD 21.33||CAD 213.33||CAD 2,133.26|
|Ireland||EUR 0.15||EUR 1.52||EUR 15.24||EUR 152.43||EUR 1,524.31|
|New Zealand||NZD 0.23||NZD 2.30||NZD 23.04||NZD 230.36||NZD 2,303.65|
|South Africa||ZAR 2.21||ZAR 22.07||ZAR 220.71||ZAR 2,207.09||ZAR 22,070.94|
|United Kingdom||GBP 0.13||GBP 1.33||GBP 13.27||GBP 132.75||GBP 1,327.46|
|United States of America||USD 0.16||USD 1.61||USD 16.14||USD 161.35||USD 1,613.54|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
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