The currency is the Nicaraguan Cordoba (NIO), but commonly referred to as the peso. US Dollars can also be used for most common transactions. Bills must be in good condition to be accepted, but damaged bills can be exchanged at banks. All major cities have ATMs and most hotels and restaurants accept credit card payments.
Currency Exchange Rates
|AUD 1||AUD 5||AUD 10||AUD 100||AUD 1,000|
|Australia||AUD 1.00||AUD 5.00||AUD 10.00||AUD 100.00||AUD 1,000.00|
|Canada||CAD 0.95||CAD 4.75||CAD 9.51||CAD 95.05||CAD 950.54|
|Ireland||EUR 0.64||EUR 3.22||EUR 6.45||EUR 64.48||EUR 644.78|
|New Zealand||NZD 1.09||NZD 5.44||NZD 10.87||NZD 108.72||NZD 1,087.25|
|South Africa||ZAR 11.15||ZAR 55.73||ZAR 111.46||ZAR 1,114.59||ZAR 11,145.95|
|United Kingdom||GBP 0.51||GBP 2.54||GBP 5.09||GBP 50.87||GBP 508.66|
|United States of America||USD 0.73||USD 3.67||USD 7.34||USD 73.38||USD 733.78|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
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