Uruguayan Currency

Travelling to Uruguay and needs to know the name of the Uruguayan money unit or just want to know how much is $1000 American dollars in Uruguayan currency?

Use the links on this page to find out more about the local currency in Uruguay, currency symbol, notes and more.


Uruguayan Currency Exchange Rate Today

Uruguay Money

  • The official money used in Uruguay is Peso.

  • The currency symbol of the Uruguayan money is $.

  • The Uruguayan currency code is UYU.

  • The Peso Notes: The Uruguayan currency notes are made up of $20, $50, $100, $200, $500, $1000, $2000.

  • The Peso Coins: 1 Peso is made up of 100 Centesimos. Uruguayan Centesimo Coins go from $1, $2, $5, $10.

What is the best currency to use in Uruguay? Naturally it is best to convert your currency to Uruguayan money and use the local Peso as it is accepted everywhere in Uruguay. American dollars and other major currencies like British Pound or Swiss Franc are not readily accepted in most business establishments, however some major hotel chains, restaurants and shops may accept US dollars at an agreed upon exchange rate.

Are credit cards widely accepted in Uruguay? Major credit cards, like Mastercard and Visa, are generally accepted within Uruguay (at hotels, restaurants, shops, travel agencies etc.). American Express is less common and can attract surcharges if you are able to use in an establishment - hence check before you use it.

What is the exchange rate for Peso to US Dollars?

Foreign exchange rates are often changing and in most cases by the minute.

Therefore it's wise to check out the current currency exchange rate for US Dollar to Uruguayan Peso before ordering the Peso you require for your up coming trip at American Dollar to Peso Exchange Rate Today.

What is the exchange rate for Peso to British Pound?

Exchange rates for foreign currencies are often changing and in most cases minute by minute.

Therefore it's important to check the latest money exchange rate for British Pound to Uruguayan Peso before buying the Peso you require for your next trip at British Pound to Peso Exchange Rate Today.