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Foreign Exchange Guide to Uruguay

Read this currency guide to Uruguay with money transfer and travel tips.   [USD/UYU=32.2866]

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Domestic Currency:
Uruguayan Peso
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This is a foreign exchange guide to Uruguay, the Uruguayan Peso currency plus UYU transfers and travel tips.

In this Uruguay currency guide we take a look at :

  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 USD to UYU 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-UYU 3 Month chart
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Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Uruguay


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.


Uruguay Trip Checklist    

  1. Compare UYU travel cash rates - probably why you are here!
  2. Search Hotel deals - Save on your accomodation in Uruguay
  3. Lonely Planet - world's best travel guide (coupon and deals)

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).

Get a better deal for foreign transfers 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!


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Popular UYU cross rates

UYU/USD - Uruguayan Peso to United States Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
02 Dec 20180.03121 Week
09 Nov 20180.03061 Month
12 Jun 20180.03196 Months
09 Dec 20170.03441 Year
09 Dec 20160.03472 Years
10 Dec 20130.04725 Years
11 Dec 20080.041210 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
02 Dec 20180.02751 Week
09 Nov 20180.02701 Month
12 Jun 20180.02726 Months
09 Dec 20170.02921 Year
09 Dec 20160.03292 Years
10 Dec 20130.03435 Years
11 Dec 20080.031010 Years

UYU/GBP - Uruguayan Peso to British Pound Sterling - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
02 Dec 20180.02441 Week
09 Nov 20180.02361 Month
12 Jun 20180.02396 Months
09 Dec 20170.02571 Year
09 Dec 20160.02762 Years
10 Dec 20130.02875 Years
11 Dec 20080.027510 Years

UYU/JPY - Uruguayan Peso to Japanese Yen - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
02 Dec 20183.54601 Week
09 Nov 20183.48471 Month
12 Jun 20183.52816 Months
09 Dec 20173.90271 Year
09 Dec 20163.99482 Years
10 Dec 20134.86065 Years
11 Dec 20083.770910 Years

UYU/AUD - Uruguayan Peso to Australian Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
02 Dec 20180.04231 Week
09 Nov 20180.04231 Month
12 Jun 20180.04226 Months
09 Dec 20170.04581 Year
09 Dec 20160.04662 Years
10 Dec 20130.05175 Years
11 Dec 20080.061310 Years

UYU/CAD - Uruguayan Peso to Canadian Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
02 Dec 20180.04131 Week
09 Nov 20180.04041 Month
12 Jun 20180.04166 Months
09 Dec 20170.04421 Year
09 Dec 20160.04582 Years
10 Dec 20130.05015 Years
11 Dec 20080.050710 Years

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