The official currency is 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 2.06||AUD 4.13||AUD 41.27||AUD 412.75|
|Canada||CAD 0.39||CAD 1.97||CAD 3.94||CAD 39.42||CAD 394.23|
|Ireland||EUR 0.26||EUR 1.31||EUR 2.61||EUR 26.14||EUR 261.44|
|New Zealand||NZD 0.43||NZD 2.17||NZD 4.34||NZD 43.40||NZD 434.02|
|South Africa||ZAR 3.99||ZAR 19.96||ZAR 39.92||ZAR 399.20||ZAR 3,991.99|
|United Kingdom||GBP 0.23||GBP 1.14||GBP 2.29||GBP 22.87||GBP 228.67|
|United States of America||USD 0.30||USD 1.50||USD 3.00||USD 30.01||USD 300.09|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.