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.
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.
- 2. Choose where to get it
Collect your currency from 33 Travelex stores.
- 3. Pay online
Simply pay using either your debit card (recommended) or credit card and you’re all set!
*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.