The official currency is the West African CFA Franc (XOF), which is divided into 100 centimes. The CFA franc is fixed to the Euro at a rate of 1 Euro = 655.957 CFA francs, or 100 CFA francs = 0.152449 Euro, and 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||A$ 0.18||A$ 1.84||A$ 18.40||A$ 183.96||A$ 1,839.59|
|Canada||C$ 0.19||C$ 1.93||C$ 19.35||C$ 193.49||C$ 1,934.89|
|Ireland||€ 0.15||€ 1.50||€ 14.97||€ 149.69||€ 1,496.87|
|New Zealand||NZ$ 0.24||NZ$ 2.39||NZ$ 23.88||NZ$ 238.81||NZ$ 2,388.06|
|South Africa||R 1.60||R 16.02||R 160.22||R 1,602.21||R 16,022.08|
|United Kingdom||£ 0.12||£ 1.24||£ 12.38||£ 123.77||£ 1,237.70|
|United States of America||US$ 0.19||US$ 1.89||US$ 18.95||US$ 189.45||US$ 1,894.54|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
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