The official currency of Uruguay is the Uruguayan Peso (UYU), but some tourist businesses, retailers and taxi drivers also accept US Dollars. The peso is divided into 100 centésimos. Currency can be exchanged at banks and Money Exchange Shops, which offer similar exchange rates. It is important to always keep some change. Exchange rates tend to fluctuate frequently. There are plenty of ATMs available in shopping centres and attached to banks in commercial areas, but not all cards are accepted. Credit cards, including Visa and MasterCard, are widely accepted by shops and restaurants.
Currency Exchange Rates
|Uruguay||UYU 1||UYU 5||UYU 10||UYU 100||UYU 1,000|
|Australia||AUD 0.05||AUD 0.23||AUD 0.47||AUD 4.70||AUD 46.98|
|Canada||CAD 0.05||CAD 0.23||CAD 0.46||CAD 4.57||CAD 45.72|
|Ireland||EUR 0.03||EUR 0.16||EUR 0.33||EUR 3.27||EUR 32.67|
|New Zealand||NZD 0.05||NZD 0.25||NZD 0.49||NZD 4.94||NZD 49.37|
|South Africa||ZAR 0.47||ZAR 2.36||ZAR 4.73||ZAR 47.30||ZAR 472.99|
|United Kingdom||GBP 0.03||GBP 0.14||GBP 0.28||GBP 2.84||GBP 28.45|
|United States of America||USD 0.03||USD 0.17||USD 0.35||USD 3.46||USD 34.58|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
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