In October 2010 the local time in Lima is GMT-5.
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The currency in Peru is the Nuevo Sol (S/.) sol
The official exchange rate is available from daily newspapers, hotel cashiers, banks and travel agencies. Cash and travelers checks are easily exchanged at these locations.
Almost everywhere (hotels, restaurants, night clubs, shops) accept Credit Cards. The exchange has been around S/. 2.8 to the US Dollar during this year, 2010. This makes the country an attractive destination not only for its natural beauty, but also now for its very accessible prices to foreign tourists.
1 EUR = 3.60 S/.
You can cash traveler checks in banks or a Money Exchange Office (called Casa de Cambio).
Cash withdrawal machines (ATM), banks and exchange offices are available city-wide. Well-known credit cards (Visa, American Express, MasterCard and Diners Club) are accepted in hotels, most of the restaurants and shops.
You can exchange money in banks and money exchange offices. Banks may offer a more convenient exchange rate, although the procedure could take longer. Undoubtedly, the easiest foreign currency to exchange is the U.S. dollar (USD), thus, making it convenient to first exchange your money to dollars in your country. For information on exchange rates check: http://www.xe.com/ucc/
Electric power in all Peru is 220 volt, 60-cycle alternating current. Power outlets have 2 cylindrical holes or 2 flat holes with (or without) ground connection. It is convenient to bring an adaptor for these outlets to use your electric devices without problems. Some hotels may offer 110volt too, 60-cycle.