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The Low Down on Argentine Currency


Argentine Pesos

Currency code:


Central Bank:

Central Bank of the Argentine Republic

Currency symbol:


Currency sub unit:

¢ (centivo)

Bank notes:

5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1,000 pesos


5, 10, 25, 50 centavos, 1 peso, 2, 5 pesos

The Argentine Peso is the official currency of Argentina. It is identified by the same dollar symbol as with Australian and the USA, although the exchange rate is independent from these locations. Each peso is subdivided into 100 centavos.

The term ‘Peso’ is derived from Spanish origins, meaning ‘weight’ and the term can be traced back to the colonial times to refer to the Spanish coin, equivalent to a value of eight reales. The peso form a part of the national currencies in most South American countries including Chile, Columbia, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Uruguay as well as Cuba and Philippines.

Between June 15th, 1985 and December 31st 1991, the official currency of Argentina was the Argentine Austral. This Peso was reintroduced to increase stability in the economy at the time due to the Austral experiencing hyperinflation.

Learn more about the AUD to ARS Exchange Rate and its economical influences.

What to spend your Argentine pesos on:

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    52.82 ARS *

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    1 km taxi ride

    8.75 ARS *

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    Average meal cost

    200 ARS *

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    3 course meal for 2

    737.54 ARS *

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    Bottle of water

    27.72 ARS *

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Must-sees in Argentina

  • Buenos Aires
  • The capital city of Argentina. Located in the centre of the city is the Plaza De Mayo and lined with 19th century buildings including the iconic presidential palace, Casa Rosada.
  • Puerto Iguazu
  • Take a day to embrace natural wonders at the Iguazu National Park, with hundreds of cascading waterfalls and home to the Perito Moreno Glaciers
  • Mendoza
  • Heart of Argentina’s wine country, numerous bodegas and known for its Malbecs and other red wines.

Buying Argentine pesos Online is Easy

Simply order your Argentine pesos online to lock in the rate, then choose to collect at your local store, at the airport before you fly, or get it delivered to your home!

  • 1. Click the ‘Buy Argentine Peso Now’ button below
  • And tell us how much you need for your trip.

  • 2. Choose how to get it
  • Get your currency home-delivered or choose to collect at more than 3,600 pick up locations.

  • 3. Pay online
  • Simply pay using either your debit card (recommended) or credit card and you’re all set!

Prefer to Buy in Store?

Prefer to Buy in Store?

If buying online is not your thing, visit your nearest Travelex store around and one of our friendly sales consultants will help you organise your pesos for your trip to Argentina.

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Travelling to Argentina in the Future?

Travelling to Argentina in the Future?

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How to Keep your Money Safe while Travelling

How to Keep your Money Safe while Travelling

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FAQs Relating to Argentine Currenc

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  • Does Argentina accept credit cards?

    Major credit cards (Visa, AMEX, Mastercard) are accepted in Argentina, however, it is wise to bring cash with you and use credit cards when travelling from abroad for peace of mind.

Good clean easy exchange.

Good clean easy exchange.


Easy to navigate and all ready to pick…

Easy to navigate and all ready to pick up, My only question is why it had to be so long before pick up when I paid on BPAY straight away? I always use Travelex but first time online

Christine Kay Bailey

Travelex rightonthe money

Website was easy to use and cash was ready on the day I nominated

Donna Clancy

Hassle free

Hassle free, easy to use and super quick delivery.

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Easy online system and efficient pick…

Easy online system and efficient pick up service. Also airport pick up of online order is great.

Mary Perth

Excellent rate, seems very secure, transfers appear to be getting faster

Very happy with using the Travelex Money Card. Used the Travelex Cash Passport when last travelled overseas more than three years ago, and thought that worked well, but Money Card is even better. Top up with using BPay through the website gives a really good rate, and the last time I used it took less than one business day for cash input to come through, but users might find when first using this method it might take a little longer.

John from Perth WA

Thank you

Thank you - very happy with the service I received.

Mary Vivienne Kelly

Very impressed

Very impressed. My first time buying cash on line. In the past, I would try to obtain the best rate by dealing directly with the shop front. By buying online, I received a better rate and it was so very easy. Overall, competent and highly efficient in every aspect of the process I will be using Travelex again.

Yvonne Manera

Easy and reliable

Organised everything online to pick up cash for my holiday at the airport, on the day of departure. This left no room for error, so I was a little nervous at first. But a couple of days prior to the arranged pick up date I received an email confirming my order was ready to collect. Checked in, collected my cash and boarded the plane - couldn't have been easier.

Paul B

Such an easy way to order and pick up…

Such an easy way to order and pick up ready for overseas holiday

Jo Smith

Ordered travel card via website and…

Ordered travel card via website and cash via app. Both options were easy I was kept up to date with confirmations and when dispatched. Was at collection points when requested. Staff were courteous efficient and knowledgeable. Have used Travelex before and will again.

Vicki Heading

Great easy service

Great easy service


Fast easy and convenient service

Fast easy and convenient service

Charmaine Cregan

All went smoothly with our online cash…all went smoothly

All went smoothly with our online cash order. No probs..

Kevern lloyd Rowe

Very good service and customer oriented

Very good service and customer oriented when picking up the order over the counter.


*Rates are subject to change throughout the day. In-store rates vary compared to online.

**The figures provided are indicative only and are there to provide an idea of the amount of travel money you may need during your trip.

^^Based on mid-market and Travelex Online AUD to FX exchange rates as of the date of the relevant social media post and/or email communication. Rates are subject to change throughout the day. Any rates and savings are quoted as a guide only.

Travelex Limited (ABN 36 004 179 953, AFSL Number 222444) arranges for and sells Online Foreign Currency via its Online Ordering Facility. You should consider the Online Foreign Currency Product Disclosure Statement and Terms and Conditions before deciding whether to acquire the product.