The official currency is the Burundian Franc (BIF), which is divided into 100 centimes. Since Burundi started issuing its own currency, centimes have not been produced. Currency exchange can be conducted at a main bank in Bujumbura or Gitega. A few ATMs in Bujumbura accept foreign Visa cards but outside of the city make sure you carry all you need in cash. Banks are open from Monday to Friday in the morning only.
Currency Exchange Rates
|Burundi||BIF 1||BIF 5||BIF 10||BIF 100||BIF 1,000|
|Australia||AUD 0.08||AUD 0.79||AUD 7.86||AUD 78.57||AUD 785.75|
|Canada||CAD 0.07||CAD 0.74||CAD 7.40||CAD 74.00||CAD 740.03|
|Ireland||EUR 0.05||EUR 0.49||EUR 4.90||EUR 48.98||EUR 489.76|
|New Zealand||NZD 0.08||NZD 0.82||NZD 8.18||NZD 81.80||NZD 818.04|
|South Africa||ZAR 0.79||ZAR 7.91||ZAR 79.14||ZAR 791.44||ZAR 7,914.37|
|United Kingdom||GBP 0.04||GBP 0.42||GBP 4.21||GBP 42.13||GBP 421.33|
|United States of America||USD 0.06||USD 0.56||USD 5.57||USD 55.68||USD 556.79|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.