Currency and Money in Colombia

Posted on 27/10/2013

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Uncover Colombia | Travel Blog

So, you are traveling to Colombia, or you are already in Colombia, and you are wondering how money works here, or you are wondering how you can best prepare yourself for your trip financially in terms of what to bring, what to leave behind, and what to expect when you get here… Well, wonder no more. Today, I am going to give you the 4-1-1 on currency and money in Colombia.

First of all, you should know a little bit about Colombian currency. The official currency of Colombia is the Colombian peso (COP). The Colombian peso exists in both bill and coin form, and is most commonly found in denominations of hundreds and thousands. The bills you’ll find include a 1.000, 2.000, 5.000, 10.000, 20.000, and 50.000 COP, and the most common coins include a 500, 200, 100, and, occasionally, 50 peso coins. There is also a new…

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