Budget Planning Tool
Punch in your holiday deets below to use crowd-sourced Numbeo data* to help you plan your spending money.
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Pick up locally
With over 20 convenient store locations across New Zealand, you can securely pick up your Colombian PesoS with no hassles.
Planning your trip to the Columbia
Holiday Budget Calculator
We get it, doing your holiday budget is a snore fest. It's important though, so we've made it super easy for you to do now. Just punch in your holiday deets and we'll combine destination spend data with our exchange rates so you know how much to take. Easy peasy budget donesy!
About the currency
Coins and notes
Ah pesos, they’re such a phenomenal currency to use. It’s as simple as it gets, no dollars or cents, just pesos.
Coins come in 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1,000 peso variations, then banknotes range up through 1,000, 2,000, 5,000, 10,000, 20,000 and 50,000 pesos.
Facts about the currency
- If you use any sort of credit card in Colombia, you’ll be asked to show ID – at least you know your cash is relatively safe if your card is stolen.
- ATMs have daily limits and are often known to run out of cash on weekends. So unless you love running out of cash (nobody does), it’s worth withdrawing throughout the week to stay ahead.
- 2010 saw the launch of a 2,000 peso note with braille, the first of its kind in Colombia.
- The peso has been the currency of Colombia since 1810, replacing the real.
Need some Colombian Pesos? Check out the rate using the chart. If you’re not feeling it, you can sign up for currency alerts instead. When the exchange rate is right where you want it, you’ll receive an alert.