The Low Down on Chilean Currency
Banco Central de Chile
1,000, 2,000, 5,000, 10,000, 20,000 pesos
1, 5, 10, 50, 100, 500 pesos
The official currency in Chile is the peso which is abbreviated to CLP. 1 Peso is divided into 100 centavos. Despite this, centavos coins are no longer currently in circulation.
The peso is issued by Chile’s central bank, Banco Central de Chile and, in its current form, was introduced in 1975; with a different version previously in circulation from 1817.
Chileans have colloquial names to refer to particular denominations of pesos, including; ‘luca’ for 1000 pesos, ‘quina’ for 500 pesos and ‘gamba’ for either 100 or 100,000 pesos.
Learn more about the AUD to CLP Exchange Rate and its economical influences.
What to spend your Chilean pesos on:
Street food meal
Bottle of local beer
Local bus ticket
Easter Island national park ticket
Must-sees in Chile
Buying Chilean pesos Online is Easy
Simply order your Chilean pesos online to lock in the rate, then choose to collect at your local store or at the airport before you fly!
- 1. Click the ‘Buy Pesos Now’ button below
And tell us how much you need for your trip in Cash or Travel Card.
- 2. Choose where to get it
Collect at more than 3,600 pick up locations.
- 3. Pay online
You can pay online using either PayID, BPAY, Visa or MasterCard®
- Are ATMs widely used in Chile?
ATMs are widely used throughout Chile and are found at most banks, shopping centres and gas stations. ATMs are referred to as 'un Redbanc' in Chile.
- Is the US dollar widely accepted in Chile?
Although some hotels and large establishments may accept US dollars, the USD are not widely- accepted in Chile.
- What credit cards are accepted in Chile?
MasterCard™ and Visa™ are widely-accepted throughout Chilean cities and tourist hot spots; however certain places may not accept them so you may want to have at least some Chilean pesos in cash. Cards such as Diners and American Express are accepted in some places, but Discover Card and JCB cards are rarely accepted.
*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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