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What is French Polynesia's Currency?


CFP Franc

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Central Bank:

Institut d’émission d’Outre-Mer (IEOM)

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Places where CFP is used:

French Polynesia, New Caledonia, Wallis and Futuna

Bank notes:

500, 1,000, 5,000, 10,000 Francs


1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 Francs

The official currency in French Polynesia is the CFP franc; 1 franc is subdivided into 100 centimes.

The CFP franc is used in all three of the French overseas collectivities; French Polynesia, New Caledonia and Wallis and Futuna. ‘CFP’ stands for ‘Change Franc Pacifique’, which translates to Pacific Franc Exchange.

The CFP franc, along with the CFA franc in Africa was introduced in December 1945. The reason for the creation of these francs was the weakness of the French franc following the Second World War.

The most commonly used bills for the CFP franc are the 500, 1,000, 5,000 and 10,000 notes.

What to spend your CFP Francs on:

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    Street food meal

    2000 CFP *

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    Local bus ticket

    250 CFP *

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    A dozen eggs

    425 CFP *

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    Entry into Iipona archaeological site

    300 CFP *

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    Bottle of beer

    800 CFP *

How many French Polynesian CFP Francs will I need?**

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Must-Sees Places in French Polynesia

  • Tahiti
  • The largest island in French Polynesia, and perhaps its most well known, is Tahiti. Stunning natural sites reign supreme here including black beaches, stunning turquoise lagoons, waterfalls, extinct volcanoes and a vibrant culture at play wherever you may stray.
  • Bora Bora
  • Away from the beaches and palms of the coast lies an inland wonder of red earth and seemingly untouched green forest ready to explore.
  • Opunohu Bay
  • This beautiful bay is a true wonder of our world that will stay with you long after you’ve left. A morning kayak on the lagoon’s lake-like surface will take your breath away and you may be lucky enough to meet one of the local dolphins.

Buying French Polynesian CFP Francs Online is Easy

Simply order your French Polynesian CFP Francs online to lock in the rate, then choose to collect at your local store or at the airport before you fly.

  • 1. Click the ‘Buy Now’ button below
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Discover Where to Buy XPF in your City

You can buy XPF online or in-store at any of our branches around Australia.

Check our full list of branches, or click the links below to find stores around major cities and lock in buying XPF at a great rate today.

FAQ Relating to French Polynesian Currency

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  • What coins are commonly used in French Polynesia?

    The most commonly used CFP franc coins are the 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 & 100 franc coins.

  • Are credit cards widely accepted in French Polynesia?

    Credit cards are widely accepted on French Polynesia’s main islands, including American Express, Visa, Mastercard™, Diners Club. However, only cash will be accepted on some of the smaller islands such as Tubuai, Ua Pou and Mangareva.

  • Are ATMs widely available in French Polynesia?

    While there are some ATMs scattered around the main French Polynesian islands, these may not be easily available on some of the smaller islands.

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** The figures provided are indicative only and are there to provide an idea of the amount of travel money you may need during your trip.

*** Business days. Some stores open 7 days. The next available date will be displayed when ordering.

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