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 0.23||AUD 2.32||AUD 23.19||AUD 231.91|
|Canada||CAD 0.02||CAD 0.23||CAD 2.30||CAD 22.96||CAD 229.63|
|Ireland||EUR 0.02||EUR 0.16||EUR 1.57||EUR 15.68||EUR 156.80|
|New Zealand||NZD 0.03||NZD 0.25||NZD 2.54||NZD 25.39||NZD 253.92|
|South Africa||ZAR 0.26||ZAR 2.65||ZAR 26.45||ZAR 264.50||ZAR 2,645.04|
|United Kingdom||GBP 0.01||GBP 0.12||GBP 1.21||GBP 12.13||GBP 121.26|
|United States of America||USD 0.02||USD 0.17||USD 1.72||USD 17.22||USD 172.22|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
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