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Peru - Peruvian Nuevo Sol - Currency Guide


Foreign exchange guide to Peru and the Peruvian Nuevo Sol (PEN)


PEN News, Forecasts and Trends

The below interactive chart shows the USD to PEN exchange rate, trend and recent alerts for the last 90 days.

Recent USD to PEN 90-day trend
60-DAY-HI (2d) 1-DAY0.6% (3d)
USD/PEN at 3.5135 was trading 2.1% above AVG:3.4399 with LO:3.3425 and HI:3.5399 (90 days). There are no current rate alerts.

US Dollar to Peruvian Nuevo Sol - Historical Rates

USD/PEN historic rateChange to 03-JulPeriod
3.5295  26 Jun 20200.2% ▼1 Week
3.4015  03 Jun 20203.5% ▲30 Days
3.4580  04 Apr 20201.9% ▲90 Days
3.2918  04 Jul 20197% ▲1 Year
3.1735  05 Jul 201511% ▲5 Years
3.0046  06 Jul 201017.2% ▲10 Years
USD/PEN 10 year historic rates & changes to 03-Jul-2020 : 3.5220

U$1,000 USD
S/.3,514 PEN

Converted at USD/PEN wholesale exchange rate, compare foreign transfer and spend/travel exchange rates.


US Dollar to Peruvian Nuevo Sol - Quick Conversions

U$ 1 S/. 3.5135
U$ 5 S/. 17.57
U$ 10 S/. 35.14
U$ 20 S/. 70.27
U$ 50 S/. 175.68
U$ 100 S/. 351.35
U$ 250 S/. 878.38
U$ 500 S/. 1,757
U$ 1,000 S/. 3,514
U$ 2,000 S/. 7,027
U$ 5,000 S/. 17,568
U$ 10,000 S/. 35,135
U$ 50,000 S/. 175,675
U$ 100,000 S/. 351,350
More amounts
U$ 0.2846 S/. 1
U$ 1.4230 S/. 5
U$ 2.8460 S/. 10
U$ 5.6920 S/. 20
U$ 14.23 S/. 50
U$ 28.46 S/. 100
U$ 71.15 S/. 250
U$ 142.30 S/. 500
U$ 284.60 S/. 1,000
U$ 569.20 S/. 2,000
U$ 1,423 S/. 5,000
U$ 2,846 S/. 10,000
U$ 14,230 S/. 50,000
U$ 28,460 S/. 100,000
More amounts

Frequently Asked Questions


What currency should I use in Peru?

The domestic currency in Peru is the Peruvian Nuevo Sol.

What is the Peruvian Nuevo Sol currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the Peruvian Nuevo Sol is PEN — symbol is S/..

Which countries use the Peruvian Nuevo Sol?

It is the domestic currency in    Peru.

Is the Peruvian Nuevo Sol a closed currency?

No, the Peruvian Nuevo Sol is freely available and convertible. See guide: What is a closed currency?


Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Peru

Travel money for Peru

Save money and time by Ordering your Peruvian Nuevo Sol online from Travelex, you get better rates and can pick up the PEN cash locally or even on travel day at the airport.

Another popular option is to use a Pre-paid Travel Card. Your Debit/Credit Card provider will charge you 2% from market mid-rate, but your bank may also charge an extra 3% as an “Overseas Transaction Charge” plus “Overseas ATM” fees for withdrawing cash.

For card purchases if offered a choice of currencies always select to Pay in Peruvian Nuevo Sol otherwise you may get much worst exchange rates.


Sending money to Peru

When searching around for information on how to get a good exchange rate when sending money to Peru you need to start with finding out the latest Peruvian Nuevo Sol exchange rate for foreign-transfers, which can be very different to the wholesale rate.

Then compare your bank's exchange rates to several licensed FX providers exchange rate and fees to see how much you can save - we make that calculation easy in the below table.

Get a better deal for foreign transfers to Peru

When sending money to Peru it’s important to compare your bank’s rates & fees with those we have negotiated with our partner money transfer providers. To get a better deal you should follow these 4 simple steps :

  1. Open an account with a BER reviewed FX provider (id docs may be required)
  2. You specify the local or Peruvian Nuevo Sol amount you want to transfer
  3. Make a local currency domestic transfer for the requested amount to the provider's bank account in your country
  4. Once your funds are received by the provider the converted PEN amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Peru.

Use the above Send to Peruvian Nuevo Sol calculator to compare the exchange rates of FX specialist providers rates versus your bank's standard rates you can hopefully save around 5% and maybe more - end result is more Peruvian Nuevo Sol deposited into the recipient bank account and less margins and fees kept by the banks!

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