If you will travel to the Philippines, you have to be familiar with the exchange rate so that you will know the value of your money here. Also listed here are the Philippine bills with examples of what you can buy with it, just to give you an idea of the value of your money.

The images of Philippine bills are copied from the website of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas http://www.bsp.gov.ph with a little enhancement to make them brighter

20-Peso Bill or Dalawampung Piso

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Color: Orange
Front: Manuel L. Quezon, Declaration of Filipino as the national language, Malacañan Palace
Back: Banaue Rice Terraces; Paradoxurus hermaphroditus philippinensis, Palm Civet; Cordilleras weave design

What can you buy with 20 pesos?

  • 1 or 2 cups of extra rice (₱10 to ₱18 per cup)
  • 2 jeepney fares (minimum fare is ₱8)
  • a bottle of mineral water
  • a small bottle of softdrinks
  • 1 cup of instant noodles 40g
  • 1-hour of internet rental in Internet cafes
  • 1 lottery ticket

50-Peso Bill or Limampung Piso

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Color: Red
Front: Sergio Osmeña, First Philippine Assembly, Leyte Landing
Back: Taal Lake in Batangas; Catanx ignobilis, Maliputo (Giant trevally); Batangas embroidery design

What can you buy with 50 pesos?

  • 1 full meal in a small restaurant or carenderia
  • 1 haircut in a cheap barber shop
  • 1 bottle of domestic beer
  • 1.5L of soda

100-Peso Bill or Isandaang Piso

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Color: Violet
Front: Manuel A. Roxas, Old BSP building in Intramuros, Manila, Inauguration of the Third Philippine Republic
Back: Mayon Volcano in Albay; Butanding, Rhincodon typus, whale shark; Bicol textile design

What can you buy with 100 pesos?

  • 1-pc chicken meal in Mcdo, with rice, fries and softdrink
  • 1 meal in a fastfood restaurant
  • 180ml shampoo or conditioner
  • 40ml deodorant
  • 1 dozen of eggs

200-Peso Bill or Dalawangdaang Piso

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Color: Green
Front: Diosdado P. Macapagal, EDSA People Power 2001, Aguinaldo Shrine in Kawit, Cavite, Barasoain Church in Malolos, Bulacan
Back: Chocolate Hills in Bohol; Tarsius syrichta, Philippine Tarsier; Visayas weave design

What can you buy with 200 pesos?

  • 1 movie ticket
  • 1 meal in a pretty good restaurant
  • 1 taxi ride if you're going a bit far, or 3 to 4 if you're just going near

500-Peso Bill or Limangdaang Piso

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Color: Yellow
Front: Corazon C. Aquino, Benigno S. Aquino, Jr., EDSA People Power I, Benigno Aquino monument in Makati City
Back: Subterranean Underground River in Puerto Princesa, Palawan; Tanygnathus lucionensis, Blue-Naped Parrot; Southern Philippines cloth design

What can you buy with 500 pesos?

  • 1 branded t-shirt or polo shirt

1000-Peso Bill or Isanlibong Piso

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Color: Blue
Front: José Abad Santos, Vicente Lim, Josefa Llanes Escoda
Back: Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park in Sulu Sea; Pinctada maxima, South Sea Pearl; Mindanao design for Tinalak (Ikat-dyed abaca)

What can you buy with 1000 pesos?

  • a basic cellphone(bar type)

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