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Money and costs

Currency
Communauté Financière Africaine Francs (XAF)
Exchange Rates
Rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated December 17, 2018 5:41PM UTC
Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
CFA65,000
  • Hotel room: CFA32,000
  • Pizza: CFA5000
  • Coffee: CFA1000
  • Local taxi ride: CFA500
Midrange
CFA65,000-150,000
  • Hotel room: CFA50,000
  • Three-course set-menu lunch: CFA12,000
  • Bottle of Regab beer: CFA2500
  • Half-day excursion in national park: CFA20,000
Top end (more than)
CFA150,000
  • Hotel room: CFA150,000
  • Grilled tuna in beach-side restaurant: CFA14,000
  • Glass of French wine: CFA4000
  • Day excursion to see wild gorillas: CFA255,000

Gabon uses the Central African Franc (CFA) along with other countries in the region.

Tipping

Tips are not expected in hotels and restaurants, except at upmarket places that see a lot of foreigners. Do tip drivers and guides, though; 10% of the cost is usually an acceptable amount.