Senegal Currency


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 AUD 0.23 AUD 2.32 AUD 23.17 AUD 231.65 AUD 2,316.53
Canada CAD 0.22 CAD 2.20 CAD 22.02 CAD 220.20 CAD 2,201.96
Ireland EUR 0.15 EUR 1.49 EUR 14.94 EUR 149.36 EUR 1,493.64
New Zealand NZD 0.25 NZD 2.52 NZD 25.19 NZD 251.86 NZD 2,518.64
South Africa ZAR 2.58 ZAR 25.82 ZAR 258.20 ZAR 2,581.99 ZAR 25,819.91
United Kingdom GBP 0.12 GBP 1.18 GBP 11.78 GBP 117.83 GBP 1,178.32
United States of America USD 0.17 USD 1.70 USD 17.00 USD 169.98 USD 1,699.83

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

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