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Foreign Exchange Guide to Peru

Read this currency guide to Peru with money transfer and travel tips.   [USD/PEN=3.3536]

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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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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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Popular PEN cross rates

PEN/USD - Peruvian Nuevo Sol to United States Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
02 Dec 20180.29451 Week
09 Nov 20180.29661 Month
12 Jun 20180.30596 Months
09 Dec 20170.30901 Year
09 Dec 20160.29342 Years
10 Dec 20130.35805 Years
11 Dec 20080.332810 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
02 Dec 20180.25961 Week
09 Nov 20180.26161 Month
12 Jun 20180.26036 Months
09 Dec 20170.26251 Year
09 Dec 20160.27772 Years
10 Dec 20130.26015 Years
11 Dec 20080.250410 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
02 Dec 20180.23101 Week
09 Nov 20180.22871 Month
12 Jun 20180.22876 Months
09 Dec 20170.23081 Year
09 Dec 20160.23332 Years
10 Dec 20130.21775 Years
11 Dec 20080.222710 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
02 Dec 201833.50481 Week
09 Nov 201833.76201 Month
12 Jun 201833.78276 Months
09 Dec 201735.06431 Year
09 Dec 201633.73822 Years
10 Dec 201336.83015 Years
11 Dec 200830.498410 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
02 Dec 20180.39941 Week
09 Nov 20180.41021 Month
12 Jun 20180.40386 Months
09 Dec 20170.41151 Year
09 Dec 20160.39372 Years
10 Dec 20130.39145 Years
11 Dec 20080.496210 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
02 Dec 20180.39041 Week
09 Nov 20180.39191 Month
12 Jun 20180.39816 Months
09 Dec 20170.39711 Year
09 Dec 20160.38692 Years
10 Dec 20130.37995 Years
11 Dec 20080.410310 Years

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