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Money and banks in Mexico
 Page updated on 03.10.2015
 
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National currency

young tarahumaras at the Cusararé cascade (Creel)

The National currency is the Mexican peso : the coins (monedas) are issued in denominations of 1,2,5,10 and 20 pesos as well as 10, 20, 50 cents. The bills (billetes) come in denominations of 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 pesos.
Don’t mistake the Mexican peso (mxn $) and the dollar (US$) since their symbols look like : 1US$ = 12/13mxn $.
You can change US dollars everywhere in Mexico as well as Canadian dollars and Euros (1€ = 16/17$ mxn in september 12).
Change your money when arriving at the airport and ask for small denominations. It is best to only have small denominations when buying something from not so wealthy sellers.
Avoid changing money in hotels. The rate is not good.


     Right picture : young tarahumaras at the Cusáraré cascade (Creel)



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