Money in Colombia the Peso
This page gives a little information about the local Colombian currency the pesos. It is possible to buy pesos before you go to Colombia. The exchange rate is a little lower then when you get it from a ATM machine in Colombia. A tip is buy a little pesos in your country of origin and retrieve the rest from a ATM machine in Colombia.
In Colombia it is possible to retrieve 3 times money per day from a ATM machine. Depending on the machine, the total daily amounts are between 900,000 and 1,200,000 pesos. That’s around 450 to 600 US dollars. Credit cards are widely accepted. Paying with your Visa or MasterCard is no problem.
The following coins are used: 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000 pesos. The paper money is available in 1000, 2000, 5000, 10,000, 20,000 and 50,000 pesos. Keep in mind that in smaller places or neighborhoods they haven’t got always change from a 50.000 pesos. In the larger supermarkets it is not a problem.
Colombia Pesos coins
Do you want to covert other values than 1 dollar to pesos you can use a online converter. The from yahoo is here.
Below is a graph of the last 30 days. It gives an idea of how the course evolved. The longer term, graphs come at the moment that there is enough data in the system.