Peru Currency


The official currency is Nuevo Sol (PEN), divided into 100 céntimos. Visa is the most widely accepted credit card, but all major international credit cards are accepted in many, but not all, establishments. Outside of big cities facilities may be more limited. US Dollars are the easiest currency to exchange and plenty of restaurants, hotels and shops in the main cities accept dollars for payment. Casas de cambio (exchange bureaux) often give better rates than hotels and banks and can be found in any town on the tourist circuit. ATMs are available in the main cities.

Currency Exchange Rates

Peru PEN 1 PEN 5 PEN 10 PEN 100 PEN 1,000
Australia AUD 0.38 AUD 1.91 AUD 3.81 AUD 38.15 AUD 381.45
Canada CAD 0.38 CAD 1.89 CAD 3.78 CAD 37.77 CAD 377.71
Ireland EUR 0.26 EUR 1.29 EUR 2.58 EUR 25.79 EUR 257.92
New Zealand NZD 0.42 NZD 2.09 NZD 4.18 NZD 41.77 NZD 417.65
South Africa ZAR 4.35 ZAR 21.75 ZAR 43.51 ZAR 435.07 ZAR 4,350.69
United Kingdom GBP 0.20 GBP 1.00 GBP 1.99 GBP 19.95 GBP 199.45
United States of America USD 0.28 USD 1.42 USD 2.83 USD 28.33 USD 283.27

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

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