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

    Just like the Central African CFA franc, the West African CFA franc is pegged to the euro at a fixed rate, making exchanges between the euro and the West African CFA franc easy and predictable. But, making an exchange with US dollars is slightly more complicated as rates fluctuate following the exchange rate between the dollar and euro. Because of this, some travelers recommend exchanging dollars into euros first and then exchanging euros for CFA francs when you reach your destination.

    When it comes to money transfers to any of the countries that use the West African CFA franc, online money transfer services are your best option. When sending money, be aware of exchange rates, service fees and transaction times.

    Did you know?

    The West African CFA franc is sometimes also called the CFA franc BCEAO. CFA is a French acronym for the Financial Community of Africa, and BCEAO refers to the Central Bank of West African States, which is the issuer of the currency.

    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 BCEAO

    The CFA franc BCEAO is used by the eight independent states in West Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Niger, Sénégal and Togo. It replaced the French franc in 1945.

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

    The exchange rate of the West African CFA franc follows the euro, so we need to understand what drives the exchange rate between the dollar and the euro. These two currencies are the two most traded currencies in the world today, with billions of dollars’ worth of currency changing hands every day.

    Interest rates and economic growth in the EU have a big impact on the value of the euro against the dollar. Political problems within the EU can negatively affect the exchange rate — events like the UK leaving the EU, also known as Brexit — causing the euro to drop in value compared to the US dollar. With the CFA franc being pegged to the euro, similar events to Brexit can have an impact on the exchange rate between the CFA franc and the dollar.

    The countries currently using the West African CFA franc are:

    • Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire)
    • Senegal
    • Burkina Faso
    • Mali
    • Niger
    • Togo
    • Benin
    • Bissao Guinea

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

    Since the West African CFA franc is pegged to the euro at a rate of 655.9 francs per euro, fluctuations in the exchange rate between the CFA franc and US dollar are the same as the euro and the US dollar.

    Overall, the CFA franc has been weakening compared to the US dollar over the past decade. The currency had its strongest moment compared to the US dollar in 2008, when the dollar weakened as a result of the financial crisis — you’d only need about 400 francs to buy 1 US dollar. However, the number rose to about 520 francs per dollar by the end of the year.

    Since 2014, there hasn’t been any major movements in the exchange rate between UDS and XOF.

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

    Feb 16 Feb 17 Feb 18 Feb 19 Feb 20 Feb 21 Feb 22 Feb 23 Feb 24 Feb 25
    1 USD = 605.0538 Inverse: 0.0017 605.2101 Inverse: 0.0017 607.5645 Inverse: 0.0016 606.8165 Inverse: 0.0016 608.0573 Inverse: 0.0016 604.7638 Inverse: 0.0017 604.7331 Inverse: 0.0017 605.1990 Inverse: 0.0017 604.6077 Inverse: 0.0017 602.9101 Inverse: 0.0017

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

    Apr 2019 May 2019 Jun 2019 Jul 2019 Aug 2019 Sep 2019 Oct 2019 Nov 2019 Dec 2019 Jan 2020
    1 USD = 588.3286 Inverse: 0.0017 587.3383 Inverse: 0.0017 576.8430 Inverse: 0.0017 589.0494 Inverse: 0.0017 590.8727 Inverse: 0.0017 598.9736 Inverse: 0.0017 592.0056 Inverse: 0.0017 595.0982 Inverse: 0.0017 591.5420 Inverse: 0.0017 593.3486 Inverse: 0.0017

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

    Feb 2010 Feb 2011 Feb 2012 Feb 2013 Feb 2014 Feb 2015 Feb 2016 Feb 2017 Feb 2018 Feb 2019
    1 USD = 486.6452 Inverse: 0.0021 478.7968 Inverse: 0.0021 489.4161 Inverse: 0.0020 497.4178 Inverse: 0.0020 478.1520 Inverse: 0.0021 579.0872 Inverse: 0.0017 597.8384 Inverse: 0.0017 621.8493 Inverse: 0.0016 533.4701 Inverse: 0.0019 578.5738 Inverse: 0.0017

    Market rate for common transfer amounts USD to XOF

    US Dollars (USD) CFA Franc BCEAO (XOF)
    $1 0
    $100 0
    $500 0
    $1000 0
    $1500 0
    $2500 0
    $5000 0

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