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Foreign Exchange Guide to Chile

Read this currency guide to Chile with money transfer and travel tips.

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Chilean peso
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This is a foreign exchange guide to Chile, Chilean peso currency news plus CLP transfers and travel tips.

In this guide we review :

  1. Chilean peso info - general info about the Chilean peso
  2. Chilean peso in the markets - recent CLP moves and predictions from the FX markets
  3. Travelling in Chile - currency & money saving tips
  4. Buying Chilean peso cash online - travel money for Chile
  5. Sending money to Chile - save on Chilean peso bank transfers to Chile
  6. Chilean peso exchange rates - latest & historic exchange rates.

Chilean peso (CLP) general currency information

What is the Chilean peso currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the Chilean peso is CLP and the symbol is $.

Which countries use the Chilean peso?

It is the domestic currency in Chile.

Chilean peso (CLP) in the markets

The interactive chart below shows the CLP to USD exchange rate for the previous 3 months with rate alerts for days when the exchange rate moved up or down significantly or for 30 day highs and lows.

CLP-USD 3 Month chart
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Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Chile

Chile is a very fun country to get around in, most the forms of transport are comfortable, reliable, and not expensive. Which is handy since Chile is a very large country. The currency of Chile is the Chilean Peso (CLP or CL$). You can exchange currency at the airport or many large hotels have currency exchange outlets. However neither of these will give particularly good transfer rates. ATMs will generally give the best rates but only if you choose to be charged in the local currency. ATMs are easy to find, even in the country areas, however they do tend to run out of cash later on in the day. Some accept certain cards whiles accept different cards so be sure to check the signs.

What is the best way to get around in Chile?

The most common form of transport, especially for the locals is to go by bus. The bus system covers most places and is very cheap so is a great way to get around. It is quite comfortable as well, usually with plenty of space with reclining seats and flexible timetables. They all have toilets and some even include meals. Also, as there is so much competition, the bus fares are quite cheap so it makes for a wonderful way to get around. Chile is a vast country so if you have the time taking the bus makes for a comfortable and charming way to take in the views. Due to lack of use the train system has become slower and more unreliable.

If you need to cover larger distances in a hurry the flights in Chile are quite convenient as since the country is so large and you may want to take in both north and south in your trip with limited time. The flights can be expensive however, but there are regular deals if you check online. The main airlines are LAN and Sky Airline.

Travel money for Chile

Save money and time by Ordering your Chilean peso online from Travelex, you get better rates and can pick up the CLP 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 Chilean peso otherwise you may get much worst exchange rates.

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Sending money to Chile

When searching around for information on how to get a good exchange rate when sending money to Chile you need to start with finding out the latest Chilean peso 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).

Get a better deal for foreign transfers to Chile

When sending money to Chile 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 Chilean peso 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 CLP amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Chile.

Use our Send to CLP 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 Chilean peso deposited into the recipient bank account and less margins and fees kept by the banks!


Bank Transfers to Chile

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Chilean peso - exchange rates - live and historic

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CLP/USD - Chilean peso to U.S. dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
08 Jul 20180.0015221 Week
15 Jun 20180.0015811 Month
16 Jan 20180.0016516 Months
15 Jul 20170.0015211 Year
15 Jul 20160.0015292 Years
16 Jul 20130.0019945 Years
17 Jul 20080.00204610 Years

CLP/EUR - Chilean peso to Euro - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
08 Jul 20180.0012951 Week
15 Jun 20180.0013601 Month
16 Jan 20180.0013456 Months
15 Jul 20170.0013261 Year
15 Jul 20160.0013852 Years
16 Jul 20130.0015185 Years
17 Jul 20080.00129210 Years

CLP/GBP - Chilean peso to British pound sterling - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
08 Jul 20180.0011451 Week
15 Jun 20180.0011901 Month
16 Jan 20180.0011966 Months
15 Jul 20170.0011611 Year
15 Jul 20160.0011592 Years
16 Jul 20130.0013195 Years
17 Jul 20080.00102210 Years

CLP/JPY - Chilean peso to Japanese yen - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
08 Jul 20180.16811 Week
15 Jun 20180.17491 Month
16 Jan 20180.18226 Months
15 Jul 20170.17121 Year
15 Jul 20160.16042 Years
16 Jul 20130.19815 Years
17 Jul 20080.217010 Years

CLP/AUD - Chilean peso to Australian dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
08 Jul 20180.0020471 Week
15 Jun 20180.0021231 Month
16 Jan 20180.0020716 Months
15 Jul 20170.0019431 Year
15 Jul 20160.0020182 Years
16 Jul 20130.0021605 Years
17 Jul 20080.00210210 Years

CLP/CAD - Chilean peso to Canadian dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
08 Jul 20180.0019941 Week
15 Jun 20180.0020871 Month
16 Jan 20180.0020516 Months
15 Jul 20170.0019231 Year
15 Jul 20160.0019822 Years
16 Jul 20130.0020735 Years
17 Jul 20080.00205310 Years