Santiago Currency Guide


Santiago uses the Chilean Peso.


Santiago has plenty of ATMs located throughout the city, particularly in the main thoroughfares, shopping and nightlife districts. If you plan on withdrawing money or using your credit card while travelling, don't forget to notify your bank before you go for security purposes and to see whether your card will attract international withdrawal fees when using it in Santiago.


Before you leave home, don't forget to convert some of your Australian Dollars into Chilean Pesos to have with you when you arrive in Santiago. Chilean Pesos are available to pre-purchase from Travel Money Oz before your holiday.

Credit Card

For large purchases, it’s a good idea to bring a credit card with you on your holiday to Santiago instead of carrying a lot of cash. If you don’t have a credit card, consider a debit credit card that allows you to access your savings account and the local currency from ATMs and wherever Visa, MasterCard and American Express credit cards are accepted.