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. Credit cards are becoming more widely accepted with larger hotels and restaurants accepting MasterCard and Visa, and in some cases American Express. There are numerous ATMs in urban centres, which generally take Cirrus, Maestro and Visa cards, but visitors who use them are advised to be vigilant due to the risk of crime. Banks are open on weekdays only between about 8.45am and 3am.
Currency Exchange Rates
|Paraguay||PYG 100||PYG 1,000||PYG 10,000||PYG 100,000||PYG 1,000,000|
|Australia||AUD 0.02||AUD 0.22||AUD 2.22||AUD 22.19||AUD 221.89|
|Canada||CAD 0.02||CAD 0.23||CAD 2.28||CAD 22.83||CAD 228.27|
|Ireland||EUR 0.02||EUR 0.15||EUR 1.54||EUR 15.40||EUR 154.01|
|New Zealand||NZD 0.02||NZD 0.23||NZD 2.33||NZD 23.25||NZD 232.53|
|South Africa||ZAR 0.23||ZAR 2.30||ZAR 22.97||ZAR 229.71||ZAR 2,297.08|
|United Kingdom||GBP 0.01||GBP 0.14||GBP 1.37||GBP 13.71||GBP 137.09|
|United States of America||USD 0.02||USD 0.17||USD 1.70||USD 17.03||USD 170.31|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
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