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 1.89 AUD 3.79 AUD 37.87 AUD 378.67
Canada CAD 0.39 CAD 1.95 CAD 3.90 CAD 38.96 CAD 389.57
Ireland EUR 0.26 EUR 1.31 EUR 2.63 EUR 26.28 EUR 262.84
New Zealand NZD 0.40 NZD 1.98 NZD 3.97 NZD 39.68 NZD 396.83
South Africa ZAR 3.92 ZAR 19.60 ZAR 39.20 ZAR 392.02 ZAR 3,920.16
United Kingdom GBP 0.23 GBP 1.17 GBP 2.34 GBP 23.39 GBP 233.95
United States of America USD 0.29 USD 1.45 USD 2.91 USD 29.07 USD 290.66

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

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