No, the dollar is not at 5.20 soles: it is just an error thrown by the Google search engine . Currently the US currency is quoted at 3.70 soles.
Update: After the persistent error for several minutes, Google has corrected the dollar exchange rate now for 3.70 soles.
This Monday hundreds of Peruvians were “scared” with an atypical exchange rate: one dollar equals 5.20 soles.
This error is thrown by the Google service and has been notified to multiple people, who have expressed their fear on social networks.
Google scaring people
Google, although not exact, is a general reference source for exchange rates between world currencies.
And this Monday, in his search, he returned a much higher value than usual, exceeding five soles, which caused great disappointment among users.
The error manifested itself from the early hours of this Monday.
The news went viral on Twitter, where many wondered if it was real value.
QUÉ HA PASADO ONSSSS pic.twitter.com/a4XGhPv7TX
— 𝘔𝘰𝘯𝘪𝘤𝘢 🤍 (@DraMonicaAF) May 8, 2023
¿CÓMO QUE UN DOLAR ESTADOUNIDENSE EQUIVALE A 5.19 SOL PERUANO? pic.twitter.com/TWLBd69QnV
— MisterTurrones (@MisterTurrones) May 8, 2023
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How much is the dollar?
The price of the dollar is subject to the quotation of the Central Reserve Bank (BCR).
According to the Bloomberg index, the current price of the dollar is 3.70 soles, with a decrease of 0.12% compared to the last 24 hours.
In the parallel market or the main exchange houses, the dollar in Peru is bought at S3.695 and sold at 3.72 soles, according to data from the portal cuantoestaeldolar.pe