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Travel advise: payments in Uruguay
Jet off well-informed to Uruguay. Here are some handy facts about cash and card payments in Uruguay.
Yes: Especially in restaurants you should pay by credit card if possible. Customers who pay with a foreign credit card in a restaurant in Uruguay don't pay the 9% VAT. The payment terminal will automatically deduct the VAT from the bill.
Not all vendors in Uruguay will be able to accept international credit card payments, or debit cards. You also need to be aware that card payments in Uruguay are swipe-and-sign, unlike chip-and-pin in the UK. Before heading off to Uruguay make sure to activate swipe-and-sign payments for your card. If you haven't enabled swipe-and-sign payments, your card payments won't go through. When making swipe-and-sign payments in Uruguay you may be asked to show an ID with your signature, to compare.
If you are going to pay by card in Uruguay: Be aware of bank card fees and currency conversion fees for card payments in Uruguay. Your bank's UYU to GBP exchange rate may be quite bad. This is how banks make money.
Before using your bank card for payments in Latin America it's certainly a good idea to contact your bank. This will avoid your card becoming blocked due to international transactions that your bank may find suspicious.
We recommend that you take sufficient Uruguyan Peso banknotes on your trip to Uruguay. It's costly to withdrawn Peso Uruguayo banknotes from the ATM in Uruguay: $5 dollar ATM fees are charged, and your bank may put a limit on the amount of money you can withdraw in Uruguay.
Many vendors in Uruguay will only be able to accept cash payments. Examples include taxi drivers, street vendors or vendors on local markets such as Mercado del Puerto in Montevideo or Feria Artesanal de Punta del Este in Maldonado.
The overall cost of living in Uruguay is 23% lower than the cost of living in Great Britain. The lower VAT of 9% in Uruguay is an important factor in this. Furthermore as a tourist, if you pay with an international credit card you don't pay the VAT in restaurants.
The price for a coffee in a local cafe is around $90 pesos. For a three-course meal in a mid-range restaurant you can expect to pay around $850 pesos per person.
Tipping in Uruguay is not mandatory. If you are happy with the service you can round up the bill to the next $10 pesos. Tipping anything from 5% to 10% is enough.
Banknotes in Uruguay
Uruguay's banknotes have not changed its design since 1995. Banknotes in circulation are $U20, $U50, $U100, $U200, $U500, $U1000 and $U1000. The low value banknotes of $U5 and $U10 have been replaced by coins.
Coins in Uruguay
Uruguayan coins range from 1 peso Uruguayo to 50 pesos Uruguayo. The banknotes of $U20 and $U50 are expected to be taken out of circulation in the near future. The $U50 coin is already in use.
Uruguay's currency import and export regulations
There are no restructions on the amount of currency you can take into or out of Uruguay. However you need to make a cash declaration if you carry over $10,000 USD worth of currency, on entering and exiting Uruguay.
Ordering Uruguayan Pesos online
Order Uruguayan Pesos online and have them delivered fast and securely to your home or office, with Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed®. Or pick them up from our travel money shop near Heathrow. Click here to buy Uruguayan Pesos online.
Selling back Uruguayan Pesos
If you have Uruguayan Pesos to sell, follow this link to exchange Uruguayan Pesos to Pounds, click on 'sell currency' and select 'UYU Uruguayan Peso'. We'll pay good rates for your leftover Uruguayan Pesos.