Mauritius Currency

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Mauritius Currency

Useful and important information when travelling to Mauritius

What is Mauritius' Currency called?

Mauritius's currency is called the Rupee. Banknotes are in denominations of Rs25, Rs50, Rs100, Rs200, Rs500, Rs1000 and Rs2000 Rupees. Coins are subdivided into 100 cents and come in denominations of 5 cents, 20 cents, Rs½, Rs1, Rs5, Rs10 and Rs20.

Mauritian Rupee Currency Code: MUR

"Rs" - This is the symbol you'll see alongside (some) prices / rates

Currency Conversion Services:

Travellers to Mauritius can quite easily convert the South African Rand, US dollar, British Pound and Euro currencies into Rupee at bureaux de change and banks in main towns & cities.

Credit Cards & ATMS:

Major credit cards including MasterCard, Visa, Diners Club and American Express cards are widely accepted by most hotels, restaurants, retail outlets and can be used to draw money out of ATMs found throughout Mauritius.

Commercial Banks:

There are 20 commercial banks in Mauritius:

  • ABC Banking Corporation
  • AfrAsia Bank Limited
  • Bank One
  • Bank of Baroda
  • Banque des Mascareignes
  • BanyanTree Bank Limited
  • Barclays Bank
  • Century Banking Corporation
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Development Bank of Mauritius
  • The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation
  • Habib Bank Limited
  • Investec Bank
  • MauBank
  • Mauritius Commercial Bank
  • Bank Internasional Indonesia
  • SBI Mauritius
  • Standard Bank
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • State Bank of Mauritius

Banking Hours:

This may vary depending on the bank but operating hours are generally from:

09:00am → 3:00pm from Monday - Thursday
09:00am → 5:00pm on Fridays.

Mauritius Exchange Rate Calculator:

Terms & Conditions: cannot be held liable for any change in exchange rates and information above.

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