You can use US dollars in Peru, but you’ll find that carrying Peruvian soles is necessary for many small day-to-day purchases.
Learn how to identify fake money in Peru so you don’t end up with a pocket full of counterfeit Peruvian sol banknotes and coins.
It’s still easy to eat for cheap in Peru, keeping your food expenses low and your budget in check for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
In October and November 2015, Peru’s Congress met to decide whether or not to change the name of Peru’s currency from the “Nuevo Sol” to the “Sol”…
The Peruvian 10 nuevo sol banknote is the smallest denomination of paper money in Peru. Here is a Peru money profile for the 10 soles note, my personal favourite because it features arguably the coolest guy to appear on any of the Peruvian banknotes.
Avoid Peru scams and pickpocketing schemes aimed at tourists by learning the most common tactics used by Peruvian scammers and thieves.
This Peru tipping guide will give you an idea of how much to tip Peruvian tour guides, porters, waiters, taxi drivers and more.
The Peruvian Nuevo Sol has been the currency of Peru since 1991. Banknotes and coins are issued by the Banco Central de Reserva del Peru.
It’s not easy to put a figure on the cost of traveling in Peru. Even among shoestring backpackers, daily budgets can range from almost impossibly low to comparatively decadent. But if you want a rough idea of how much you might spend on a day-to-day basis, read on…