Can I use my credit card widely in El Salvador?
Credit cards are widely accepted in El Salvador; however there may be surcharges on international cards.
What was the official currency in El Salvador prior to the USD?
El Salvador’s official currency prior to the use of the USD was the Salvadoran colon. The colon was used between 1892 and 2001.
Are ATMs widely available throughout El Salvador?
Most ATMs in major cities in El Salvador now accept Mastercard™ and Visa cards™. Take care to cover your PIN number when using ATMs.
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The Low Down on El Salvador Currency
Federal Reserve Bank
|Currency sub unit:||
greenback, buck, dough, green
$1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100
1¢, 5¢, 10¢, 25¢, 50¢, $1
The official currency used in El Salvador is the US dollar; and 1 dollar is subdivided into 100 cents.
Prior to the use of the USD in El Salvador, the Salvadoran colon was the official currency. The colon was used between 1892 and 2001.
The USD was adopted in 2001, with a fixed exchange rate of 8.75 colones per dollar.
The most commonly used notes for USD in El Salvador are the 1, 5, 10, 20, 50 & 100.
What to spend your US dollars on
Street food meal
Bottle of soft drink
1Km taxi ride
Cerro Verde National Park entrance fee
Must-sees in El Salvador
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