Chilean Currency – Pesos vs USD


Chilean pesos are pretty. A different color and different length for each denomination.

The exchange rate varies daily, and the ATM charges fees on both ends, but it’s still quite good. Even a 20,000 peso bill (in January of 2016) is about 30 bucks.

Use a Capital One Venture card at restaurants so you don’t have to carry around cash and coins. They automatically include a 10% tip. If staying in hotels, you can request the 19% VAT (IVA) tax be taken off, if your card doesn’t do that automatically.


The one on the left is about 70 cents. It takes more than 7 of the ones on the right to make $1 US.


It takes 700+ of the little ones to make one US$.


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