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Money & Shopping

Money & Shopping

The Central African CFA franc (XAF) is used by Gabon. It is also used by Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of the Congo and Equatorial Guinea. While strictly a separate currency from the Western African CFA franc (XOF), the two currencies are used interchangeably at par throughout all CFA franc (XAF & XOF) using countries.

Both CFA francs are guaranteed by the French treasury and are pegged to the euro at €1 = XAF655.957. Banknotes circulate in denominations of 500, 1,000, 2,000, 5000 and 10,000.


from 2014 all Ecobank ATMs in Gabon take Mastercard and Visa card for cash withdrawal.

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