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Foreign Exchange Guide to Peru

Read this currency guide to Peru with money transfer and travel tips.   [USD/PEN=3.2969]

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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 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.

USD-PEN 3 Month chart
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USDPEN currency converter

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 - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
07 Apr 20190.30321 Week
15 Mar 20190.30331 Month
16 Oct 20180.30026 Months
14 Apr 20180.31001 Year
14 Apr 20170.30652 Years
15 Apr 20140.36025 Years
16 Apr 20090.332810 Years

PEN/EUR - Peruvian Nuevo Sol to Euro - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
07 Apr 20190.27031 Week
15 Mar 20190.26761 Month
16 Oct 20180.25936 Months
14 Apr 20180.25121 Year
14 Apr 20170.28882 Years
15 Apr 20140.26075 Years
16 Apr 20090.252510 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
07 Apr 20190.23251 Week
15 Mar 20190.22791 Month
16 Oct 20180.22766 Months
14 Apr 20180.21761 Year
14 Apr 20170.24482 Years
15 Apr 20140.21535 Years
16 Apr 20090.223210 Years

PEN/JPY - Peruvian Nuevo Sol to Japanese Yen - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
07 Apr 201933.87251 Week
15 Mar 201933.79091 Month
16 Oct 201833.72186 Months
14 Apr 201833.27501 Year
14 Apr 201733.27742 Years
15 Apr 201436.67115 Years
16 Apr 200933.002010 Years

PEN/AUD - Peruvian Nuevo Sol to Australian Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
07 Apr 20190.42701 Week
15 Mar 20190.42771 Month
16 Oct 20180.42056 Months
14 Apr 20180.39921 Year
14 Apr 20170.40422 Years
15 Apr 20140.38505 Years
16 Apr 20090.462410 Years

PEN/CAD - Peruvian Nuevo Sol to Canadian Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
07 Apr 20190.40551 Week
15 Mar 20190.40461 Month
16 Oct 20180.38836 Months
14 Apr 20180.39111 Year
14 Apr 20170.40842 Years
15 Apr 20140.39555 Years
16 Apr 20090.401610 Years

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