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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?**

Please select your budget above.


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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 pesos for your trip to the Philippines.

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Heading to the Philippines on a solo travel adventure? Read our guide on how to make the most of travelling sans companions.

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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.


All went smoothly.

All went smoothly.

D Allen

Easy to use

Easy to use, great to deal with, will be back!!

Lance John O'Donnell

it was easy to order ,received monies…

it was easy to order ,received monies at local post offices very convenient .

Gian Franco Maiorana

Efficient and speedy

Efficient and speedy. Friendly staff member at Helensvale Westfield branch Travelex.

Judith

I wasn’t happy with presenting so many…

I wasn’t happy with presenting so many IDs,but lady explained why do I need to do it. Make sense 👍

Adriana Boros

The service was seamless as usual.

The service was seamless as usual. However the young lady that served us was working on her own and she was very busy. We had to wait 10 mins or so but the operator handled everything really well. I do think she should have had some help though.

Maxine Margaret Baron

Excellent service from Travelex

Carol was extremely helpful with excellent advice - and no commission!!

Jennifer Ford

Easy to navigate website

Easy to navigate website - have used Travelex in the past. Regrettably, the Exchange Rates are not the best around tough, but in view of no other fees, probably all comes out in the wash.

Franz Huber

best customer service and very helpful

best customer service and very helpful

gilberto daly

Reliable

Reliable. Delivered on time at my local post office.

Satisfied customer

easy pick up

easy pick up courteous lady good service

Darren Baker-West

Pretty quick service and my money was…

Pretty quick service and my money was there ready for collection.

Alexandra Olivia Thorpe

currency simply done

All straightforward as you would expect quickly and professionally done

Richard Haines

Swift and pleasant service

Swift and pleasant service. Thanks for the quick delivery as well.

Alex K

Easy to use

Easy to use, lots of help available.

Narelle

*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.