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Money and costs

Currency
Communauté Financière Africaine Francs (XOF)
Exchange Rates
Rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated November 19, 2018 10:10PM UTC
Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
CFA40,000
  • Hotel room: CFA14,000
  • Local beer: CFA500
  • Zemi-john ride: CFA300
Midrange
CFA40,000–70,000
  • Hotel room: CFA30,000
  • Two-course dinner: CFA4000
  • Drink in a bar: CFA1700
  • Intercity bus ride: CFA6000
Top end (more than)
CFA70,000
  • Hotel room: CFA52,000
  • Two-course meal: CFA12,000
  • Cocktail: CFA2000
  • 4WD with driver, per day: CFA46,000

Togo uses the West African CFA franc. Major towns have Visa ATMs. A few upmarket hotels take credit cards but otherwise cash is king.

Tipping

  • Restaurants Tipping is not the norm at local restaurants. In upmarket spots, 10% is the usual.

  • Guides Giving your guide 5% to 10% is reasonable.