The Sol (S/) is the official currency of Peru. There are banknotes in denominations of 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 soles. There are coins of 10, 20 and 50 cents, as well as 1, 2 and 5 soles.

The US dollar is accepted in many shops, restaurants, hotels and service stations. Foreign currency can be exchanged at banks and exchange houses. There are also street money changers, but transactions are not guaranteed. The usual opening hours of currency exchange establishments are Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturdays until noon.

ATMs can be found in almost every city in the country and most of them are connected to Plus (Visa) and Cirrus (Mastercard/Maestro), American Express and other networks. You can withdraw money in soles or US dollars, but the exchange rate is usually higher.


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