The Best Guide to Chile Money

Chile money is called the Chilean Peso, or simply the peso. It is made up of pesos and centavos.

Chilean peso

Coins are made up of:

  • Five Centavos - 5/100 of a Peso
  • One Peso - (1 Peso)
  • Five Pesos - (5 Pesos)
  • Ten Pesos - (10 Pesos)
  • Fifty Pesos - (50 Pesos)
  • One Hundred Pesos - (100 Pesos)
  • Five Hundred Pesos - (500 Pesos)

The notes in Chile are made up of:
  • $1,000
  • $2,000
  • $5,000
  • $10,000
  • $20,000


Chillean Money exchange The Exchange rate is currently reasonable for the US Dollar and the British Pound. Use the currency converter below to find what it is.



Don't be Tricked!!! Tips to Spot Fake Money

Unfortunately, throughout the World, fake money is a problem. As you are a tourist you are often seen as an easy target so you have to be careful when accepting bank notes, especially when they are worth a lot.

5000 Chilean Pesos

  1. Chile money has pictures and writing on it so check the notes when you are given one. Fakes are often badly printed so the pictures will be faded and the words have letters overlapped and faded

  2. Hold the note in the air or under a light and see if the watermark of the face is clear and precise. If not, it might be fake


  3. You will see a dashed line on real notes that runs from top to bottom of the note. This is of a different material and a fake will either not have it at all, or the attempt will be poor


  4. Hold the note into the air or under a light and angle it backwards and forwards. The currency value in the corner should change colour. If it doesn't - question it


  5. Feel the note and identify the indentations on the note, like around the hair of the person. If there are no indentations it is probably a fake