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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!

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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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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.

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*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.

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