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    Peru - Peruvian nuevo sol - Currency Guide


    Foreign exchange guide to Peru and the Peruvian nuevo sol (PEN)

    What's in this Peru currency guide?

    1. USD/PEN trend
    2. Forecasts
    3. Travel Peru
    4. Spending PEN
    5. Send to Peru

    USD/PEN Trend (90-day)

    USD to PEN at 3.9235 has fallen 3.4% below its 90-day average, range 3.9155-4.1385.

    The below interactive chart displays the USD/PEN trend and UP DOWN HIGH LOW alerts

    USD to PEN Currency Trend Chart

    US dollar to Peruvian nuevo sol - Historical Rates

    USD/PEN wasChangePeriod
    04 Oct 2021
    4.6% 2 Weeks
    20 Jul 2021
    0.3% 90 Days
    18 Oct 2020
    10% 1 Year
    19 Oct 2016
    16.5% 5 Years
    21 Oct 2011
    44.6% 10 Years
    23 Oct 2001
    11.5% 20 Years
    USD/PEN change over periods to 18-Oct-2021

    $10,000 USD
    S/.39,235 PEN

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

    USD to PEN - Quick Amounts

    Sell USD   →   Buy PEN
    $ 1 S/. 3.9235
    $ 5 S/. 19.62
    $ 10 S/. 39.24
    $ 20 S/. 78.47
    $ 50 S/. 196.18
    $ 100 S/. 392.35
    $ 250 S/. 980.88
    $ 500 S/. 1,962
    $ 1,000 S/. 3,924
    $ 2,000 S/. 7,847
    $ 5,000 S/. 19,618
    $ 10,000 S/. 39,235
    $ 20,000 S/. 78,470
    $ 50,000 S/. 196,175
    $ 100,000 S/. 392,350
    $ 0.2549 S/. 1
    $ 1.2745 S/. 5
    $ 2.5490 S/. 10
    $ 5.0980 S/. 20
    $ 12.75 S/. 50
    $ 25.49 S/. 100
    $ 63.73 S/. 250
    $ 127.45 S/. 500
    $ 254.90 S/. 1,000
    $ 509.80 S/. 2,000
    $ 1,275 S/. 5,000
    $ 2,549 S/. 10,000
    $ 5,098 S/. 20,000
    $ 12,745 S/. 50,000
    $ 25,490 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

    To get a good (and fair) exchange rate when sending money to Peru you need to find and compare exchange rates for International Money Transfers (IMTs).

    The available FX rates for sending money abroad can be very different to the mid-market (wholesale) rate which you see reported online and in the News.

    You should especially compare your own bank's exchange rates to those available from Money Transfer specialists 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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