Which currency is used in Colombia?
The currency of Colombia is the Colombian Peso (COP; $). The conversion rate EUR/COP currently fluctuates around 3,650 (€ 1 equals about 3,650 Pesos, as of January 2019) and the conversion rate USD/COP around 3,250 (1 US$ equals about 3,250 Pesos).
The following banknotes are in circulation: 1,000 pesos, 2,000 pesos, 5,000 pesos, 10,000 pesos, 20,000 pesos, 50,000 pesos, 100,000 pesos. In addition, the following coins circulate: 50 pesos, 100 pesos, 200 pesos, 500 pesos, 1,000 pesos.
Where can I buy Colombian Pesos?
You can exchange Euros or Dollars in exchange offices, which can be found in the airports and in almost every major shopping center. Outside the big cities, the exchange of Euros or Dollars is much more complicated. Money can also be withdrawn from ATMs with credit cards, which is usually cheaper than purchasing Colombian Pesos (COP) in exchange offices, as these usually work with less favorable exchange rates. Bank cards from the Maestro or VISA Plus network are also accepted by many ATMs.
Before traveling, check the costs and conditions of your bank or credit card company when using the card outside of your country.