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Foreign Exchange Guide to Peru

Read this currency guide to Peru with money transfer and travel tips.   [USD/PEN=3.3008]

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Peruvian Nuevo Sol
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This is a foreign exchange guide to Peru, the Peruvian Nuevo Sol currency plus PEN transfers and travel tips.

In this Peru currency guide we take a look at :

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

Peruvian Nuevo Sol (PEN) general currency information

What is the Peruvian Nuevo Sol currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the Peruvian Nuevo Sol is PEN and the symbol is S/..

Which countries use the Peruvian Nuevo Sol?

It is the domestic currency in Peru.

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:

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.


Peru Trip Checklist    

  1. Compare PEN travel cash rates - probably why you are here!
  2. Search Hotel deals - Save on your accomodation in Peru
  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 PEN 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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PEN/USD - Peruvian Nuevo Sol to United States Dollar - Historical Rates

1 Day0.303024 Jun 2019
1 Week0.299718 Jun 2019
1 Month0.299126 May 2019
6 Months0.296227 Dec 2018
1 Year0.305425 Jun 2018
5 Years0.356626 Jun 2014
10 Years0.332827 Jun 2009

PEN/EUR - Peruvian Nuevo Sol to Euro - Historical Rates

1 Day0.265824 Jun 2019
1 Week0.267618 Jun 2019
1 Month0.266926 May 2019
6 Months0.259127 Dec 2018
1 Year0.261025 Jun 2018
5 Years0.262026 Jun 2014
10 Years0.236327 Jun 2009

PEN/GBP - Peruvian Nuevo Sol to British Pound Sterling - 10 Year History

1 Day0.237824 Jun 2019
1 Week0.238518 Jun 2019
1 Month0.235126 May 2019
6 Months0.234327 Dec 2018
1 Year0.230025 Jun 2018
5 Years0.209426 Jun 2014
10 Years0.201527 Jun 2009

PEN/AUD - Peruvian Nuevo Sol to Australian Dollar - Historical Rates

1 Day0.434924 Jun 2019
1 Week0.435518 Jun 2019
1 Month0.431626 May 2019
6 Months0.421127 Dec 2018
1 Year0.412225 Jun 2018
5 Years0.378826 Jun 2014
10 Years0.412527 Jun 2009

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