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 0.41 AUD 2.07 AUD 4.13 AUD 41.31 AUD 413.11
Canada CAD 0.42 CAD 2.09 CAD 4.17 CAD 41.74 CAD 417.35
Ireland EUR 0.28 EUR 1.38 EUR 2.76 EUR 27.55 EUR 275.51
New Zealand NZD 0.44 NZD 2.20 NZD 4.40 NZD 43.96 NZD 439.63
South Africa ZAR 3.99 ZAR 19.95 ZAR 39.89 ZAR 398.91 ZAR 3,989.11
United Kingdom GBP 0.24 GBP 1.19 GBP 2.38 GBP 23.83 GBP 238.29
United States of America USD 0.31 USD 1.55 USD 3.09 USD 30.94 USD 309.43

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

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