The Uruguayan currency is the Peso. Prices are often quoted using the U$ symbol, which may be easily confused with the US$ US dollar symbol. * US$1 = U$21.59 Uruguayan Pesos

€1 = 26.32 U$ Uruguayan Pesos

Prices in Uruguay are not considerably lower than in the US or Western Europe. Compared to Argentina is between 20 and 30 % more expensive.

Popular items to buy include yerba mate gourds and antiques.