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Money and costs

Communauté Financière Africaine Francs (XOF)
Exchange Rates
Rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated April 22, 2019 6:35AM UTC
Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
  • Hotel room: CFA10,000
  • Riz sauce (rice with sauce) in a maquis (rustic restaurant): CFA1000
  • Bottle of Brakina beer: CFA650
  • Shared taxi ride: CFA300
  • Hotel room: CFA15,000
  • Pizza: CFA4000
  • Drink in a bar: CFA1500
  • Moped rental, per day: CFA5000
Top end (more than)
  • Hotel room: CFA30,000
  • Two-course meal: CFA9000
  • Glass of wine: CFA3000
  • 4WD with driver, per day: CFA60,000

ATMs are widespread in cities. Credit cards are not generally accepted. If bringing foreign currency, euros are your best bet for easy exchange.


There are no strict rules about tipping in Burkina Faso. Tipping in a maquis (rustic restaurant), or if you've bargained a taxi fare, is not done. More upmarket restaurants are accustomed to receiving tips, though it remains very much at your discretion.