The currency is the Burundian franc BIF.

As of November 2014, USD1 = BIF1,531, €1 = BIF1,909, and GBP1 = BIF2,433.


Burundi is endowed with a tradition of flourishing craftsmanship specialising in unique, delicate and attractive shapes and designs. Burundi has developed plastic arts only very recently. The visitor will be able to find Gitega and Bujumbura artists who are very talented and able to carve scenery on wooden boards and paint landscapes with their trademark beautifully shaded bluish backgrounds.

A great place to find these is an outdoor market right across from the Musée Vivant, which also has other traditional crafts of wood or cotton, as well as baskets.