The official currency is the West African CFA Franc (XOF), which is 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. There are ATMs in Dakar, but banking facilities are limited in the rest of the country. Credit cards are only accepted by major establishments catering to the tourist trade, with American Express being the most widely accepted; commission is charged. Travellers cheques can be cashed in Dakar.
Currency Exchange Rates
|Senegal||XOF 1||XOF 5||XOF 10||XOF 100||XOF 1,000|
|Australia||AUD 0.24||AUD 2.43||AUD 24.26||AUD 242.62||AUD 2,426.22|
|Canada||CAD 0.23||CAD 2.30||CAD 22.98||CAD 229.76||CAD 2,297.57|
|Ireland||EUR 0.15||EUR 1.52||EUR 15.24||EUR 152.44||EUR 1,524.43|
|New Zealand||NZD 0.26||NZD 2.58||NZD 25.80||NZD 258.01||NZD 2,580.13|
|South Africa||ZAR 2.45||ZAR 24.52||ZAR 245.17||ZAR 2,451.68||ZAR 24,516.81|
|United Kingdom||GBP 0.13||GBP 1.32||GBP 13.20||GBP 131.97||GBP 1,319.67|
|United States of America||USD 0.17||USD 1.71||USD 17.06||USD 170.63||USD 1,706.32|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.