Foreign exchange guide to Peru and the Peruvian Nuevo Sol (PEN)
The below interactive chart shows the USD to PEN exchange rate, trend and recent alerts for the last 90 days.
|U$ 1||S/. 3.4288|
|U$ 5||S/. 17.14|
|U$ 10||S/. 34.29|
|U$ 20||S/. 68.58|
|U$ 50||S/. 171.44|
|U$ 100||S/. 342.88|
|U$ 250||S/. 857.20|
|U$ 500||S/. 1,714|
|U$ 1,000||S/. 3,429|
|U$ 2,000||S/. 6,858|
|U$ 5,000||S/. 17,144|
|U$ 10,000||S/. 34,288|
|U$ 50,000||S/. 171,440|
|U$ 100,000||S/. 342,880|
The domestic currency in Peru is the Peruvian Nuevo Sol.
The three letter currency code for the Peruvian Nuevo Sol is PEN — symbol is S/..
It is the domestic currency in   Peru.
No, the Peruvian Nuevo Sol is freely available and convertible. See guide: What is a closed currency?
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.
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 foreign-transfer exchange 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 here).
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 :
Use our 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!