The official currency of Uruguay is the Uruguayan Peso (UYU), but US Dollars are also accepted by some tourist businesses, retailers and taxi drivers. The peso is divided into 100 centécimos. Currency can be exchanged at banks and Money Exchange Shops, which offer similar exchange rates. 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, MasterCard, American Express and Diners Club, are widely accepted by shops and restaurants.
Currency Exchange Rates
|Uruguay||UYU 1||UYU 5||UYU 10||UYU 100||UYU 1,000|
|Australia||A$ 0.05||A$ 0.24||A$ 0.49||A$ 4.87||A$ 48.71|
|Canada||C$ 0.05||C$ 0.24||C$ 0.48||C$ 4.80||C$ 47.97|
|Ireland||€ 0.04||€ 0.18||€ 0.35||€ 3.50||€ 35.03|
|New Zealand||NZ$ 0.05||NZ$ 0.25||NZ$ 0.50||NZ$ 5.01||NZ$ 50.13|
|South Africa||R 0.46||R 2.28||R 4.56||R 45.57||R 455.68|
|United Kingdom||£ 0.03||£ 0.13||£ 0.26||£ 2.58||£ 25.78|
|United States of America||US$ 0.04||US$ 0.19||US$ 0.38||US$ 3.83||US$ 38.35|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
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