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The Low Down on New Caledonian Currency


CFP Franc

Currency code:


Central Bank:

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

Currency symbol:


Places where CFP is used:

French Polynesia, New Caledonia, Wallis and Futuna

Bank notes:

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:

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    Loaf of fresh bread

    402 CFP *

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    2 km taxi ride

    550 CFP *

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    Cup of coffee

    500 CFP *

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    Meal at a restaurant

    3000 CFP *

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    Bottle of beer

    720 CFP *

How many New Caledonian CFP Francs will I need?**

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Total spending money needed:

  • *A budget
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Must-Sees Places in New Caledonia

  • New Caledonian Barrier Reef
  • The world’s second largest - and longest continuous - reef offers a rare natural beauty and a myriad of diving, snorkelling and swimming experiences.
  • Kanumera Bay
  • Away from the beaches and palms of the coast lies an inland wonder of red earth and seemingly untouched green forest ready to explore.
  • Blue River Provincial Park
  • Get your French on in the capital of Quebec where you'll feel more like you're in a quaint European city rather than a major North American city.

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!

Travelling to New Caledonia in the Future?

Travelling to New Caledonia in the Future?

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Prefer to Buy in Store?

Prefer to Buy in Store?

If buying online is not your thing, visit your nearest Travelex store around and one of our friendly sales consultants will help you organise your real for your trip to New Caledonia.

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*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.