The unit of currency is the CFA Franc (XOF), which is tied to the Euro and 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. Lomé and other major cities have bureaux de change and banks will also exchange currency; banks are usually open on weekdays. Credit cards are accepted by high-end hotels and restaurants in Lomé and other major cities, but otherwise, cash is king.
Currency Exchange Rates
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.