Money Advice for Burkina Faso

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 French Franc.

Money Exchange

Currency can be exchanged at most banks, the easiest currency to change is the Euro.

ATM Availability

ATM machines are not widely available and should not be relied on – withdrawal fees can be very high. For more information check the Visa ATM locator, theMasterCard 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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