Peru - Peruvian Nuevo Sol - Currency Guide


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


USD/PEN 90-day view

USDPEN at 3.5845 is near its 90-DAY average, range 3.5246-3.6675.
🔔 USDPEN is DOWN 0.5% TODAY and at 14-DAY LOWS.
Alerts:1-DAY0.5% | 14-DAY LOWS |
Recent USD to PEN 90-day trend

PEN News, Forecasts and Trends

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

US Dollar to Peruvian Nuevo Sol - Historical Rates

27 Nov 2020
0.5% ▼1 Week
04 Nov 2020
0.2% ▼30 Days
05 Sep 2020
1% ▲90 Days
05 Dec 2019
6.1% ▲1 Year
06 Dec 2015
6.4% ▲5 Years
07 Dec 2010
19.3% ▲10 Years

USD/PEN 10 year historic rates & change to 04-Dec-2020 : 3.5845


U$10,000 USD
S/.35,845 PEN

Converted at USD/PEN interbank rate, compare Send Money and Currency Exchange exchange rates.

US Dollar to Peruvian Nuevo Sol - Quick Conversions

U$ 1 S/. 3.5845
U$ 5 S/. 17.92
U$ 10 S/. 35.85
U$ 20 S/. 71.69
U$ 50 S/. 179.23
U$ 100 S/. 358.45
U$ 250 S/. 896.13
U$ 500 S/. 1,792
U$ 1,000 S/. 3,585
U$ 2,000 S/. 7,169
U$ 5,000 S/. 17,923
U$ 10,000 S/. 35,845
U$ 50,000 S/. 179,225
U$ 100,000 S/. 358,450
More amounts
U$ 0.2790 S/. 1
U$ 1.3950 S/. 5
U$ 2.7900 S/. 10
U$ 5.5800 S/. 20
U$ 13.95 S/. 50
U$ 27.90 S/. 100
U$ 69.75 S/. 250
U$ 139.50 S/. 500
U$ 279.00 S/. 1,000
U$ 558.00 S/. 2,000
U$ 1,395 S/. 5,000
U$ 2,790 S/. 10,000
U$ 13,950 S/. 50,000
U$ 27,900 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.


Send Money to Peru - Best 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 exchange rate for foreign transfers also called International Money Transfers (IMTs), which can be very different to the wholesale rate and also to currency exchange rates.

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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