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US dollar to Central African CFA franc BEAC exchange rate

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How can I get the best exchange rate between the US dollar and the Central African CFA franc?

Since the CFA franc is pegged to the euro, it’s typically recommended that travelers from the US exchange their money into euros. You’ll get best cash exchange rate using euros in any of the former French colonies that now use the Central African CFA franc. In addition, the euro to CFA franc exchange rate is constant at 655.9 francs per euro, which makes it easy to compare different currency exchange providers.

Sending money to any of the countries using the Central African CFA franc can be done using an online money transfer company. Most of these service providers offer competitive exchange rates between USD and XAF, plus fast transaction times.

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.

CFA Franc BEAC

The CFA franc BEAC (Banque des Etats de l’Afrique Centrale) is the currency for the central African countries of Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon. The CFA franc BEAC was introduced to five French colonies in 1945, replacing the French Equatorial African franc.

What affects exchange rates between the US dollar and the Central African CFA franc?

Because of the peg between the CFA franc and the euro, the exchange rate between the US dollar and the CFA franc follows the exchange rate between the US dollar and the euro.

The euro currency is managed by the European Central Bank traded freely on the global foreign exchange market. Economic growth in both the US and the EU, as well as interest rates in both countries can greatly impact exchange rates between the two currencies —and therefore the rate between the dollar and the CFA franc.

As of 2018, the countries that use the Central African CFA franc are:

  • Cameroon
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Republic of the Congo
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Gabon

Did you know?

There’s another group of countries further west in Africa that uses another version of the CFA franc known as the West African CFA franc. These are separate currencies, although they’re of equal value.

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How does the Central African CFA franc trade against the US dollar historically?

The CFA franc is pegged to the euro at 655.9 francs per euro, a rate that’s remained the same since a devaluation in 1994.

The overall trend over the past 10 years has seen the CFA franc gradually weaken compared to the US dollar. The highest value in those 10 years was seen during the Financial Crisis in 2008 when you’d need only about 400 francs to get 1 US dollar. Later that year, the US economy started to recover and the value of the franc plunged to a rate of about 520 francs per dollar.

The value of the CFA franc remained at about the same level until late 2014, when it started to lose value compared to the US dollar. By 2015, the exchange rate had stabilized to a level of about 580 CFA francs for each US dollar.

US Dollar to the CFA Franc BEAC for the last 10 days

Nov 15 Nov 16 Nov 17 Nov 18 Nov 19 Nov 20 Nov 21 Nov 22 Nov 23 Nov 24
1 USD = 553.7862 Inverse: 0.0018 553.0602 Inverse: 0.0018 552.9127 Inverse: 0.0018 553.7647 Inverse: 0.0018 552.7917 Inverse: 0.0018 553.2329 Inverse: 0.0018 553.2397 Inverse: 0.0018 552.8178 Inverse: 0.0018 553.9008 Inverse: 0.0018 551.3414 Inverse: 0.0018

US Dollar to the CFA Franc BEAC for the last 10 months

Jan 26 Feb 25 Mar 26 Apr 25 May 25 Jun 24 Jul 24 Aug 23 Sep 22 Oct 22
1 USD = 594.9961 Inverse: 0.0017 602.9101 Inverse: 0.0017 593.7536 Inverse: 0.0017 606.1301 Inverse: 0.0016 601.7030 Inverse: 0.0017 583.0755 Inverse: 0.0017 562.7393 Inverse: 0.0018 555.9214 Inverse: 0.0018 560.3391 Inverse: 0.0018 555.2045 Inverse: 0.0018

US Dollar to the CFA Franc BEAC for the last 10 years

Nov 2010 Nov 2011 Nov 2012 Nov 2013 Nov 2014 Nov 2015 Nov 2016 Nov 2017 Nov 2018 Nov 2019
1 USD = 501.0489 Inverse: 0.0020 495.6684 Inverse: 0.0020 505.4458 Inverse: 0.0020 484.9560 Inverse: 0.0021 526.9352 Inverse: 0.0019 618.5463 Inverse: 0.0016 621.0793 Inverse: 0.0016 549.7737 Inverse: 0.0018 578.4721 Inverse: 0.0017 595.0982 Inverse: 0.0017

Market rate for common transfer amounts USD to XAF

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