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==Buy==
 
==Buy==
 
[[File:CFA Franc map.svg|thumb|Countries using the West African CFA franc are in green, using the Central African CFA franc in red]]
 
[[File:CFA Franc map.svg|thumb|Countries using the West African CFA franc are in green, using the Central African CFA franc in red]]
The '''West African CFA franc''' (XOF) is used by Guinea-Bissau and is also used by its neighbours, [[Benin]], [[Burkina Faso]], [[Côte d'Ivoire]], [[Mali]], [[Niger]], [[Senegal]] and [[Togo]]. Strictly speaking, it's a separate currency from the Central African CFA franc (XAF) with the bank notes being different, but the two currencies are used interchangeably one-for-one throughout.
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The '''West African CFA franc''' (XOF) is used by Guinea-Bissau and is also used by [[Benin]], [[Burkina Faso]], [[Côte d'Ivoire]], [[Mali]], [[Niger]], [[Senegal]] and [[Togo]]. Strictly speaking, it's a separate currency from the Central African CFA franc (XAF) with the bank notes being different, but the two currencies are used interchangeably one-for-one throughout.
 
 
 
Both these CFA franc currencies are guaranteed by the state and pegged to the euro at a rate of €1 = 655.957 CFA francs.
 
Both these CFA franc currencies are guaranteed by the state and pegged to the euro at a rate of €1 = 655.957 CFA francs.
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[[File:BilletBCEAO.jpg|thumb|10,000 francs CFA banknote]]
 
[[File:BilletBCEAO.jpg|thumb|10,000 francs CFA banknote]]
When shopping in Guinea Bissau you have to keep in mind that locals quite rightly tend to consider foreigners as rich (especially white people). The first price you are asked to pay will always be much higher than the actual price of an item. Haggling is absolutely common and no item should be bought without haggling for a better price.
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When shopping in Guinea Bissau you have to keep in mind that locals tend to consider foreigners as rich (especially white people). The first price you are asked to pay will always be much higher than the actual price of an item. Haggling is absolutely common and no item should be bought without haggling for a better price.
  
 
Useful creole shopping phrases:
 
Useful creole shopping phrases:

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