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Foreign Exchange Guide to Cuba

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Cuban peso
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The domestic currency in Cuba is the Cuban peso with currency code CUP. Read this foreign exchange guide to Cuba and the Cuban peso with money transfer and travel tips plus Cuban peso exchange cross rates.

In this guide we review :

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

Cuban peso (CUP) general currency information

What is the Cuban peso currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the Cuban peso is CUP and the symbol is .

Which countries use the Cuban peso?

It is the domestic currency in Cuba.

Cuban peso (CUP) in the markets

The interactive chart below shows the CUP 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.

CUP-USD 3 Month chart
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CUP currency converter

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Travel money for Cuba

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


Travel Money for Cuba

Compare ⃌CUP Cash rates


Sending money to Cuba

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

Getting a better deal when sending money to Cuba

When sending money to Cuba 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 Cuban 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 CUP amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Cuba.

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


Bank Transfers to Cuba

Compare ⃌CUP Transfer Rates


Cuban peso - exchange rates - live and historic

Major CUP cross rates
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CUP/USD - Cuban peso to U.S. dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.03921 Week
18 May 20180.03921 Month
19 Dec 20170.03926 Months
17 Jun 20170.03921 Year
17 Jun 20160.04042 Years
18 Jun 20130.04415 Years

CUP/EUR - Cuban peso to Euro - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.03331 Week
18 May 20180.03331 Month
19 Dec 20170.03316 Months
17 Jun 20170.03501 Year
17 Jun 20160.03592 Years
18 Jun 20130.03295 Years

CUP/GBP - Cuban peso to British pound sterling - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.02921 Week
18 May 20180.02911 Month
19 Dec 20170.02936 Months
17 Jun 20170.03071 Year
17 Jun 20160.02822 Years
18 Jun 20130.02825 Years

CUP/JPY - Cuban peso to Japanese yen - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20184.29241 Week
18 May 20184.34521 Month
19 Dec 20174.43166 Months
17 Jun 20174.34801 Year
17 Jun 20164.21602 Years
18 Jun 20134.19885 Years

CUP/AUD - Cuban peso to Australian dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.05161 Week
18 May 20180.05221 Month
19 Dec 20170.05126 Months
17 Jun 20170.05151 Year
17 Jun 20160.05472 Years
18 Jun 20130.04655 Years

CUP/CAD - Cuban peso to Canadian dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.05091 Week
18 May 20180.05061 Month
19 Dec 20170.05056 Months
17 Jun 20170.05181 Year
17 Jun 20160.05222 Years
18 Jun 20130.04505 Years