General Information of Peru

Basic data of Peru

Electric Energy: 220V / 60 Hz
Peruvian Time : - 5 GMT.



Telephones Codes :
International code for Peru: +051
National code for Lima: 1
National code for Piura: 73
National code for Tumbes: 72



The official currency in Peru is the Nuevo Sol (S/.). Smaller change is called “Centimos”. There are coins of 10, 20 and 50 centimos as well as coins of 1, 2 and 5 Nuevo Soles. There are bills of 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 Nuevo Soles.

Make sure to check your Soles well because there are always false bills and coins in rotation. Always try to change money in an established money exchange place and never change money in the street.
There are only a few hostels and restaurants where you can pay with American dollars. It is always more convenient to have Soles on you. In some airports you will find money exchanges and banks where you can change money.
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