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Visual Guides to Help You Convert Mexican Pesos Quickly

Hello Canadian and American friends!

One of the things you might struggle with when you first move to Mexico is doing quick math in your head to determine the currency exchange. The exchange rate for Mexican Peso to US Dollar is about $20 MXN= $1 USD. However, this does fluctuate daily- sometimes it is $19 MXN= $1 USD or $21 MXN= $1 US.

For our friends in Canada, there is another level of complexity since the exchange rate doesn’t usually fall into an easy number like the US Dollar. For Canada, the exchange rate is usually around $16 MXN = $1 CAD.

But that might be hard math to do quickly, and sometimes knowing the equivalent of the Mexican bills you are handling can be easier to memorize.

Here are two visual aids to help you make the quick conversion



Keep in mind the exchange rate fluctuates and the visual aids might not be exact every time. However, they should help to give you a quick estimate when deciding on making purchases.

Mariana Lange

Mariana Lima-Lange was born in Mexico and immigrated to the U.S. when she was a child. She spent every summer visiting family throughout Mexico and is very knowledgeable about Mexican culture, lifestyle, and traditions. She is fluent in both Spanish and English.

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