US Dollar to Burundi Franc Exchange Rate

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Updated: 14 Jul 2020 09:30:48 UTC

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Get the best exchange rate between US dollars and Burundian franc

If you’re planning a trip to Burundi and need to exchange currencies, check the mid-market exchange rate between the US dollar and the Burundian franc. You can then compare this rate to the rate you’re offered by local money changers at the airport to get the best exchange rate.

For smaller currencies like the Burundian franc, you’ll usually be able to get a better exchange rate by exchanging your US dollars after you arrive in the country instead of in the United States.

People who’re sending money to Burundi should compare exchange rates offered by various online money transfer services before making a transaction. When compared to banks, these service providers generally offer:

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US Dollar

The US dollar is the most traded currency in the world. The world’s unofficial reserve currency, it can be found in most major currency pairs. In forex, it’s an important benchmark and target rate for countries that fix or peg their currencies against its value. It is also used as the standard currency for oil, precious metals and other commodities.
Currency:US Dollar
Currency Symbol:$
Sub unit:cents
Bank notes:$1, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100
Coins:1c, 5c, 10c, 25c, 50c

Burundi Franc

The Burundi franc is the official currency of Burundi, a landlocked East African country. Its economy is weak, with 53% people living below the poverty line. It relies on humanitarian help from other countries.
Currency:Burundi Franc
Currency Symbol:FBu
Sub unit:centime
Bank notes:100, 500, 1,000, 2,000, 5,000, 10,000 francs
Coins:1, 5, 10, 50 francs

What affects exchange rates between the US dollar and the Burundian franc?

The exchange rate between the US dollar and the Burundian franc can be affected by many different factors like economic and political events in both Burundi, the United States, and around the world.

  • Interest rates. Higher interest rates in either country will most likely lead to higher exchange rates for the same country. Similarly, lower interest rates will lead to a lower exchange rate because fewer people will demand Burundian franc to invest in the country, as the return on investment there is less attractive for foreign investors.
  • Improving economy in Burundi. In most cases, this’ll contribute to a higher exchange rate between the Burundian franc and the US dollar. However, if uncertainty about the country’s development becomes widespread, foreign investors will most likely pull money out of Burundi, lowering the value of the franc as a result.

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How does the Burundian franc trade against the US dollar historically?

  • Since 2008, the Burundian franc has slowly declined in value compared to the US dollar. In 2008, you needed 1,100 Burundian franc to get 1 US dollar.
  • The period between 2009 and 2012 saw relatively stable performance in the exchange rate between the US dollar and the Burundian franc, with the rate fluctuating just below 1,250 francs to 1 dollar.
  • In 2012, the value of the franc compared to the dollar dropped from a rate of 1,300 to 1,600 francs to get 1 US dollar.
  • In 2016, the franc was devalued from a rate of about 1,560 to 1,657 francs per dollar. The decline in value for franc compared to the US dollar has continued since the most recent devaluation to about 1,700 francs to 1 US dollar in 2017.

US Dollar to the Burundi Franc for the last 10 days

Jul 04 Jul 05 Jul 06 Jul 07 Jul 08 Jul 09 Jul 10 Jul 11 Jul 12 Jul 13
1 USD = 1910.0000 Inverse: 0.0005 1918.8280 Inverse: 0.0005 1923.0152 Inverse: 0.0005 1923.1266 Inverse: 0.0005 1924.1053 Inverse: 0.0005 1925.3567 Inverse: 0.0005 1926.0000 Inverse: 0.0005 1926.0000 Inverse: 0.0005 1925.0876 Inverse: 0.0005 1925.4243 Inverse: 0.0005

US Dollar to the Burundi Franc for the last 10 months

Sep 2019 Oct 2019 Nov 2019 Dec 2019 Jan 2020 Feb 2020 Mar 2020 Apr 2020 May 2020 Jun 2020
1 USD = 1861.0000 Inverse: 0.0005 1849.4457 Inverse: 0.0005 1875.9373 Inverse: 0.0005 1876.0000 Inverse: 0.0005 1878.8570 Inverse: 0.0005 1891.0000 Inverse: 0.0005 1890.6420 Inverse: 0.0005 1900.0000 Inverse: 0.0005 1899.0097 Inverse: 0.0005 1902.7361 Inverse: 0.0005

US Dollar to the Burundi Franc for the last 10 years

Jul 2010 Jul 2011 Jul 2012 Jul 2013 Jul 2014 Jul 2015 Jul 2016 Jul 2017 Jul 2018 Jul 2019
1 USD = 1133.3044 Inverse: 0.0009 1223.2291 Inverse: 0.0008 1409.5233 Inverse: 0.0007 1551.4317 Inverse: 0.0006 1548.5350 Inverse: 0.0006 1635.8950 Inverse: 0.0006 1655.3525 Inverse: 0.0006 1728.0500 Inverse: 0.0006 1785.5000 Inverse: 0.0006 1845.0000 Inverse: 0.0005

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