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The Low Down on Philippine Currency

Currency:

Philippine peso

Currency code:

PHP

Central Bank:

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

Currency symbol:

₱ (peso)

Currency sub unit:

¢ (sentimo or centavo)

Bank notes:

₱1, ₱5, ₱10, ₱20, ₱50, ₱100, ₱500

Coins:

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.



What to spend your pesos on:

  • *

    Loaf of bread

    8,000 PHP *

  • *

    1 litre of milk

    77 PHP *

  • *

    Pair of jeans

    1,920 PHP *

  • *

    Bottle of beer

    90 PHP *

  • *

    Local bus ticket

    8.5 PHP *

How many pesos will I need?**

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Must-See Places in the Philippines

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  • Bohol
  • Bohol Island is home to the extraordinary Chocolate Hills, a bizarre formation of thousands of grassy mound shaped hills, but stay a little longer and you’ll experience much more. Meet the enchanting tarsier - the world’s smallest primate or wander the Bilar man-made forest.
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  • El Nido, Palawan
  • Known for its white sandy beaches, coral reefs and clear-watered lagoons, it is little wonder why so many holidaymakers revere this magical island precinct. The marine life and underwater caverns and tunnels make this municipality on Palawan Island a divers dream!
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  • Boracay
  • One of the smaller Philippine islands, Boracay is a restaurant and resort hub known for its water sport activities, offshore coral reefs and shipwrecks. Climb to the summit of Mount Luho, where you’ll find an observation deck with panoramic views of the entire island.

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!

Travelling to the Philippines in the Future?

Travelling to the Philippines in the Future?

Track Rates and get notified when the Philippine peso matches your ideal rate so you can decide if it’s a good time to buy!

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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 real for your trip to the Philippines.

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FAQ Relating to Philippines Currency

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  • 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.

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Easy to use system better than my bank

Easy to use inclusive quote far ahead of trying to get the numbers from Commbank!!! Fair/good conversion rate. Good range of currency denominations. Easy to collect at PO. Better deal than shopping mall f/e.

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Efficient and timely service

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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.

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.