Paraguay Currency


The currency of Paraguay is the Guarani (PYG). United States dollars are also widely accepted. Visitors are advised to use banks or official Bureaux de Change for exchanging money rather than street exchange kiosks because there are many counterfeit notes in circulation. Travellers cheques are more easily exchanged with proof of purchase receipts. Credit cards are not widely accepted, but some hotels and touristic restaurants take MasterCard, Visa and American Express. There are numerous ATMs in urban centres, which take Cirrus, Maestro and Visa cards, but visitors who use them are advised to be cautious and vigilant because of the risk of crime. Banks are open on weekdays only between 7.30am and 11am.

Currency Exchange Rates

Paraguay PYG 100 PYG 1,000 PYG 10,000 PYG 100,000 PYG 1,000,000
Australia AUD 0.02 AUD 0.24 AUD 2.38 AUD 23.85 AUD 238.48
Canada CAD 0.02 CAD 0.23 CAD 2.27 CAD 22.67 CAD 226.69
Ireland EUR 0.02 EUR 0.15 EUR 1.54 EUR 15.38 EUR 153.77
New Zealand NZD 0.03 NZD 0.26 NZD 2.59 NZD 25.93 NZD 259.29
South Africa ZAR 0.27 ZAR 2.66 ZAR 26.58 ZAR 265.81 ZAR 2,658.14
United Kingdom GBP 0.01 GBP 0.12 GBP 1.21 GBP 12.13 GBP 121.31
United States of America USD 0.02 USD 0.17 USD 1.75 USD 17.50 USD 175.00

Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.

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