The currency used in French Polynesia is the Franc of the “Compagnie Française du Pacifique” usually called French Pacific Franc. Its abbreviation is XPF or CFP.
Its exchange rate with the Euro is fixed flat rate (no fluctuation).
1 Euro (€) = 119.33 Pacific Franc (XPF)
1 US dollar = 90 Pacific Franc (*)
(*) Approximate exchange rate in January 2013
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Although US dollars are widely accepted in most tourist places, we suggest you to exchange your home currency into French Pacific francs upon arrival either at Tahiti international airport or at any bank of Papeete.
Bank notes come in denominations of 500, 1 000, 5 000 and 10,000, and coins in denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100.