Beninese Currency

Travelling to Benin and wants to know the name of the Beninese money unit or just want to know what is the exchange rate for $1000 American dollars in Beninese currency?

Use the links on this page to find out more about the local currency used in Benin, currency symbol, notes and more.


Beninese Currency Exchange Rate Today

Benin Money

  • The official money used in Benin is West African CFA Franc.

  • The currency symbol of the Beninese money is CFA.

  • The Beninese currency code is XOF.

  • The West African CFA Franc Notes: The Beninese currency notes are made up of 1000, 2000, 5000, 10000 francs.

  • The West African CFA Franc Coins: 1 West African CFA Franc is made up of 100 Centimes. Beninese Centime Coins go from 1, 2, 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, 500 francs.

What is the best currency to use in Benin? Naturally it is best to convert your currency to Beninese money and use the local West African CFA Franc as it is accepted everywhere in Benin. American dollars and other major currencies like Stirling Pound or Swiss Franc are not readily accepted in most business establishments, however some major hotel chains, restaurants and shops may accept US dollars at an agreed upon exchange rate.

Can I use my credit cards in Benin? Popular credit cards, like Mastercard and Visa, are generally accepted within Benin (at hotels, restaurants, shops, travel agencies etc.). American Express is less common and can attract surcharges if you are able to use in an establishment - therefore check before you use it.

What is the exchange rate for West African CFA Franc to US Dollars?

Foreign exchange rates are often changing and in most cases by the minute.

Therefore it's important to ask for the the today's money exchange rate for US Dollar to Beninese West African CFA Franc before buying the West African CFA Franc you require for your up coming trip at American Dollar to West African CFA Franc Exchange Rate Today.

What is the exchange rate for West African CFA Franc to British Pound?

Foreign exchange rates are often changing and in most days by the minute.

Therefore it's important to ask for the the current money exchange rate for British Pound to Beninese West African CFA Franc before purchasing the West African CFA Franc you need for your next trip from Stirling Pound to West African CFA Franc Exchange Rate Today.