The unit of currency is the CFA Franc (XOF), which is tied to the Euro and 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. Lomé and other major cities have bureaux de change and banks will also exchange currency; banks are usually open on weekdays. Most major credit cards are accepted, but mostly only in Lomé and other major cities, so it is best to carry cash. American Express is the most widely accepted.
Currency Exchange Rates
|AUD 1||AUD 5||AUD 10||AUD 100||AUD 1,000|
|Australia||AUD 1.00||AUD 5.00||AUD 10.00||AUD 100.00||AUD 1,000.00|
|Canada||CAD 0.98||CAD 4.92||CAD 9.84||CAD 98.35||CAD 983.51|
|Ireland||EUR 0.70||EUR 3.50||EUR 6.99||EUR 69.92||EUR 699.20|
|New Zealand||NZD 1.04||NZD 5.18||NZD 10.35||NZD 103.54||NZD 1,035.40|
|South Africa||ZAR 9.61||ZAR 48.06||ZAR 96.12||ZAR 961.20||ZAR 9,611.98|
|United Kingdom||GBP 0.60||GBP 3.00||GBP 5.99||GBP 59.95||GBP 599.47|
|United States of America||USD 0.74||USD 3.68||USD 7.36||USD 73.60||USD 736.00|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
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