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Foreign Exchange Guide to Uruguay

Latest market mid-rate: 1.0 =

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

In this guide we review :

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

Uruguayan peso (UYU) general currency information

What is the Uruguayan peso currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the Uruguayan peso is UYU and the symbol is $U.

Which countries use the Uruguayan peso?

It is the domestic currency in Uruguay.

Uruguayan peso (UYU) in the markets

The interactive chart below shows the UYU 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.

UYU-USD 3 Month chart
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UYU currency converter

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Travel money for Uruguay

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


Travel Money for Uruguay

Compare $UUYU Cash rates


Sending money to Uruguay

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

When sending money to Uruguay 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 Uruguayan 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 UYU amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Uruguay.

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


Bank Transfers to Uruguay

Compare $UUYU Transfer Rates


Uruguayan peso - exchange rates - live and historic

Major UYU cross rates
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UYU/USD - Uruguayan peso to U.S. dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.03231 Week
18 May 20180.03191 Month
19 Dec 20170.03486 Months
17 Jun 20170.03531 Year
17 Jun 20160.03262 Years
18 Jun 20130.04845 Years
19 Jun 20080.051510 Years

UYU/EUR - Uruguayan peso to Euro - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.02741 Week
18 May 20180.02701 Month
19 Dec 20170.02946 Months
17 Jun 20170.03161 Year
17 Jun 20160.02892 Years
18 Jun 20130.03615 Years
19 Jun 20080.033310 Years

UYU/GBP - Uruguayan peso to British pound sterling - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.02411 Week
18 May 20180.02371 Month
19 Dec 20170.02606 Months
17 Jun 20170.02771 Year
17 Jun 20160.02272 Years
18 Jun 20130.03095 Years
19 Jun 20080.026110 Years

UYU/JPY - Uruguayan peso to Japanese yen - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20183.53551 Week
18 May 20183.53151 Month
19 Dec 20173.92976 Months
17 Jun 20173.91881 Year
17 Jun 20163.40132 Years
18 Jun 20134.60735 Years
19 Jun 20085.561110 Years

UYU/AUD - Uruguayan peso to Australian dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.04251 Week
18 May 20180.04241 Month
19 Dec 20170.04546 Months
17 Jun 20170.04641 Year
17 Jun 20160.04412 Years
18 Jun 20130.05105 Years
19 Jun 20080.054310 Years

UYU/CAD - Uruguayan peso to Canadian dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.04191 Week
18 May 20180.04111 Month
19 Dec 20170.04486 Months
17 Jun 20170.04671 Year
17 Jun 20160.04212 Years
18 Jun 20130.04935 Years
19 Jun 20080.052310 Years