Senegal Currency


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 2.21 AUD 22.14 AUD 221.39 AUD 2,213.92
Canada CAD 0.22 CAD 2.18 CAD 21.80 CAD 218.01 CAD 2,180.10
Ireland EUR 0.15 EUR 1.51 EUR 15.12 EUR 151.21 EUR 1,512.12
New Zealand NZD 0.23 NZD 2.30 NZD 23.00 NZD 230.05 NZD 2,300.48
South Africa ZAR 2.41 ZAR 24.07 ZAR 240.69 ZAR 2,406.87 ZAR 24,068.70
United Kingdom GBP 0.13 GBP 1.27 GBP 12.66 GBP 126.60 GBP 1,265.96
United States of America USD 0.17 USD 1.69 USD 16.91 USD 169.07 USD 1,690.66

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

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