Money Advice for Benin

Local Currency


General Advice

Notes are available in 10,000, 5,000, 2,000 and 1,000. Coins 500, 200, 100, 50, 25, 10, 5 and 1.  The West African CFA can be used in several other West African Countries, it is not compatible with the Central African CFA and is directly linked to the Euro.

Money Exchange

Currency can be exchanged at hotels and banks.

ATM Availability

ATM machines are available in the major banks in Cotonou. For more information check the Visa ATM locator, the MasterCard ATM locator or the American Express ATM locator for the addresses of ATMs around the world.

Credit Cards

Credit Cards are only accepted in larger establishments and should not be relied on.

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