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Money and costs

Currency
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)
CFA20,000
  • Basic hotel room: from CFA15,000
  • Plate of poisson braisé (grilled fish): from CFA2000
  • Coffee from street vendor: CFA200
  • Shared taxi in Abidjan: CFA300
Midrange
CFA45,000–55,000
  • Hotel room with air-con: from CFA30,000
  • Main dishes: CFA4000–8000
  • Glass of wine: CFA3000
  • Private taxi hire (per hour): CFA3500
Top end (more than)
CFA70,000
  • Hotel room with mod cons: from CFA60,000
  • Main dishes: from CFA8000
  • Cocktail in nightclub: CFA5500
  • 4x4 rental per day: CFA65,000 (plus petrol)

ATMs are available in the bigger cities, but take cash if you're going anywhere more remote. Credit cards are accepted in top-end establishments.

Tipping

  • Guesthouses You can tip around CFA500 if the service was very good.

  • Hotels Tipping the cleaning staff is at your discretion, but if you're very happy with the job they did, anything up to CFA1500 is reasonable.

  • Tours Beyond the guided tour price, if your guide has been excellent, tip them from CFA500 to CFA1000.

  • Taxi Since you'll mostly have to bargain down the price, tipping is not expected.