The Low Down on New Caledonian Currency
Institut d’émission d’Outre-Mer (IEOM)
|Places where CFP is used:|
French Polynesia, New Caledonia, Wallis and Futuna
500, 1000, 5000, 10 000 Francs
1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 Francs
The official currency of New Caledonia is the CFP franc - abbreviated to XPF. The currency is referred to as ‘franc’ in everyday use and is used in the French overseas collectives of French Polynesia, New Caledonia and Wallis and Futuna.
CFP stands for ‘Change Franc Pacifique’ (Pacific Franc Exchange) and was introduced in 1945 along with the CFA franc used in certain parts of Africa. The Institut d’émission d’Outre-Mer (IEOM) is responsible for issuing the CFP franc.
The most commonly-used bills are the 500, 1000, 5000 and 10000 notes; while coins are used for denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 francs.
What to spend your New Caledonian CFP Francs on:
Loaf of fresh bread
2 km taxi ride
Cup of coffee
Meal at a restaurant
Bottle of beer
Must-Sees Places in New Caledonia
Buying New Caledonian CFP Francs Online is Easy
Simply order your New Caledonian 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 CFP Franc Now’ button below
And tell us how much you need for your trip.
- 2. Choose how to get it
Collect your currency from 33 Travelex stores.
- 3. Pay online
Simply pay using either your debit card (recommended) or credit card and you’re all set!
*Rates are subject to change throughout the day. In-store rates vary compared to online.
**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.