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 2.18||AUD 21.82||AUD 218.15||AUD 2,181.50|
|Canada||CAD 0.21||CAD 2.15||CAD 21.46||CAD 214.55||CAD 2,145.54|
|Ireland||EUR 0.15||EUR 1.53||EUR 15.25||EUR 152.53||EUR 1,525.30|
|New Zealand||NZD 0.23||NZD 2.26||NZD 22.59||NZD 225.87||NZD 2,258.73|
|South Africa||ZAR 2.10||ZAR 20.97||ZAR 209.69||ZAR 2,096.85||ZAR 20,968.55|
|United Kingdom||GBP 0.13||GBP 1.31||GBP 13.08||GBP 130.77||GBP 1,307.74|
|United States of America||USD 0.16||USD 1.61||USD 16.06||USD 160.56||USD 1,605.58|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
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