The Low Down on Philippine Currency
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
|Currency sub unit:|
¢ (sentimo or centavo)
₱1, ₱5, ₱10, ₱20, ₱50, ₱100, ₱500
1¢, 5¢, 10¢, 25¢
The official currency of the Philippines is the peso, or ‘piso’ in Filipino - abbreviated to PHP.
Philippine banknotes and coins are minted exclusively by the Central Bank of the Philippines or Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas in Quezon City. The peso has been used in its current form since 1949.
1 peso is divided into 100 centavos, and the most popular bills for Philippine peso are the 20, 50, 100, 500 and 1000 notes.
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Buying Philippine Pesos Online is Easy
Simply order your Philippine 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 Pesos 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!
- What’s the max. amount of pesos I can take into the Philippines?
The Central Bank of the Philippines only allows individuals to bring in a total of 50,000 pesos in the form of notes, coins, cheques or money orders. This rule applies to both tourists and residents of the Philippines. You may bring foreign currency in on top of this amount; if you’re travelling to the Philippines and need to take another currency you can buy additional currencies online here
- Can you use US dollars in the Philippines?
US dollars are sometimes accepted in larger cities such as Manila or Cebu, but are not widely accepted outside of these parts.
- Are credit cards accepted in the Philippines?
Visa and MasterCard are the most widely-accepted cards in the Philippines, however some establishments have a minimum spend requirement before credit cards will be 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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