Peru - Peruvian Nuevo Sol - Currency Guide

This is a currency guide to Peru, the Peruvian Nuevo Sol currency plus sending (PEN) transfers and travel tips for Peru.

Country CodePE
Domestic Currency Peruvian Nuevo Sol
Currency SymbolS/.
Currency CodePEN
Exchange RateUSD/PEN = 3.4095
Telephone Prefix+51

Quick Conversions from US Dollar to Peruvian Nuevo Sol



U$ 1
S/. 3.4095
U$ 5
S/. 17.05
U$ 10
S/. 34.10
U$ 20
S/. 68.19
U$ 50
S/. 170.48
U$ 100
S/. 340.95
U$ 250
S/. 852.38
U$ 500
S/. 1,705
U$ 1,000
S/. 3,410
U$ 2,000
S/. 6,819
U$ 5,000
S/. 17,048
U$ 10,000
S/. 34,095
U$ 50,000
S/. 170,475
U$ 100,000
S/. 340,950
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U$ 0.2933
S/. 1
U$ 1.4665
S/. 5
U$ 2.9330
S/. 10
U$ 5.8660
S/. 20
U$ 14.67
S/. 50
U$ 29.33
S/. 100
U$ 73.33
S/. 250
U$ 146.65
S/. 500
U$ 293.30
S/. 1,000
U$ 586.60
S/. 2,000
U$ 1,467
S/. 5,000
U$ 2,933
S/. 10,000
U$ 14,665
S/. 50,000
U$ 29,330
S/. 100,000
More amounts

To calculate specific USD/PEN amounts use our Convert USD to PEN quick calculator.

Peru Currency Info

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/..

How much is U$100 US Dollars in Peruvian Nuevo Sol?

U$ 100 converts to S/. 340.95

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?

Peruvian Nuevo Sol (PEN) in the markets

The interactive chart below shows the USD to PEN exchange rate and trend for the previous 3 months:

USD/PEN at 3.4081 was trading 1.5% above the 90-day average 3.3583 with a range 3.2995 to 3.4081. ALERT: USD/PEN has risen to 90-DAY HIGHS.
25-FEB 5PM-NY 10PM-LON | 26-Feb 9AM-SYD

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.


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  1. Compare PEN travel cash rates - probably why you are here!
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  3. Lonely Planet - world's best travel guide (coupon and deals)

Sending money to Peru

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).

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 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!


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Peruvian Nuevo Sol to US Dollar - Historical Rates

1 Day0.294724 Feb 2020
7 Day0.295818 Feb 2020
30 Day0.301026 Jan 2020
3 Month0.295027 Nov 2019
1 Year0.302525 Feb 2019
5 Year0.322526 Feb 2015
10 Year0.332827 Feb 2010

Peruvian Nuevo Sol to Euro - Historical Rates

1 Day0.271624 Feb 2020
7 Day0.274018 Feb 2020
30 Day0.273126 Jan 2020
3 Month0.268127 Nov 2019
1 Year0.266225 Feb 2019
5 Year0.288126 Feb 2015
10 Year0.244827 Feb 2010

Peruvian Nuevo Sol to Pound Sterling - 10 Year History

1 Day0.228024 Feb 2020
7 Day0.227518 Feb 2020
30 Day0.230526 Jan 2020
3 Month0.228227 Nov 2019
1 Year0.230525 Feb 2019
5 Year0.209326 Feb 2015
10 Year0.218727 Feb 2010

Peruvian Nuevo Sol to Australian Dollar - Historical Rates

1 Day0.445724 Feb 2020
7 Day0.441918 Feb 2020
30 Day0.442626 Jan 2020
3 Month0.435927 Nov 2019
1 Year0.421825 Feb 2019
5 Year0.413526 Feb 2015
10 Year0.372227 Feb 2010

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