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Foreign Exchange Guide to Uruguay

Read this currency guide to Uruguay with money transfer and travel tips.   [USD/UYU=32.7354]

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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
10 Feb 20190.03071 Week
18 Jan 20190.03061 Month
21 Aug 20180.03156 Months
17 Feb 20180.03521 Year
17 Feb 20170.03522 Years
18 Feb 20140.04445 Years
19 Feb 20090.042910 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Feb 20190.02711 Week
18 Jan 20190.02691 Month
21 Aug 20180.02726 Months
17 Feb 20180.02831 Year
17 Feb 20170.03322 Years
18 Feb 20140.03235 Years
19 Feb 20090.033810 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Feb 20190.02371 Week
18 Jan 20190.02381 Month
21 Aug 20180.02446 Months
17 Feb 20180.02511 Year
17 Feb 20170.02842 Years
18 Feb 20140.02665 Years
19 Feb 20090.029910 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Feb 20193.36991 Week
18 Jan 20193.35831 Month
21 Aug 20183.47236 Months
17 Feb 20183.73901 Year
17 Feb 20173.97452 Years
18 Feb 20144.54435 Years
19 Feb 20094.036310 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Feb 20190.04321 Week
18 Jan 20190.04271 Month
21 Aug 20180.04286 Months
17 Feb 20180.04451 Year
17 Feb 20170.04592 Years
18 Feb 20140.04925 Years
19 Feb 20090.066410 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Feb 20190.04071 Week
18 Jan 20190.04061 Month
21 Aug 20180.04116 Months
17 Feb 20180.04421 Year
17 Feb 20170.04612 Years
18 Feb 20140.04875 Years
19 Feb 20090.053810 Years

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