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Money and costs

Francs (DJF)
Exchange Rates
Rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated August 25, 2016 10:18AM UTC

The unit of currency is the Djibouti franc (DFr), which is divided into 100 centimes. Coins are in denominations of DFr1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 500. Notes are available in DFr1000, 2000, 5000 and 10,000.

You’ll find a few ATMs in Djibouti City. All ATMs accept Visa. At the time of research, only one ATM accepted MasterCard.

Visa credit cards are accepted at some upmarket hotels and shops, and at some larger travel agencies. Some places levy a commission of about 5% for credit-card payment.

There are several banks and a couple of authorised bureaux de change in the capital. Outside the capital, banking facilities are almost nonexistent.

The euro and the US dollar are the favoured hard currencies. Travellers cheques are not useful; euros and dollars in cash and an ATM card are the way to go.