Foreign exchange guide to Macau and the Macanese pataca
What's in this Macau currency guide?
The official currency of Macau (country code: MO) is the Macanese pataca, with symbol M$ and currency code MOP.
The Macanese pataca (MOP) is the official currency of Macau, a special administrative region of China located on the western side of the Pearl River estuary in East Asia. Here are a few things to know about the Macanese pataca:
Save money and time by Ordering your Macanese pataca online from Travelex, you get better rates and can pick up the MOP cash locally or even on travel day at the airport.
Another popular option is to use a Pre-paid Travel Card. Your Debit/Credit Card provider will charge you 2% from market mid-rate, but your bank may also charge an extra 3% as an “Overseas Transaction Charge” plus “Overseas ATM” fees for withdrawing cash.
For card purchases if offered a choice of currencies always select to Pay in Macanese pataca otherwise you may get much worst exchange rates.
The domestic currency in Macau is the Macanese pataca.
The three letter currency code for the Macanese pataca is MOP — symbol is M$.
It is the domestic currency in   Macau.
No, the Macanese pataca is freely available and convertible. See guide: What is a closed currency?
|$ 1||M$ 8.0728|
|$ 5||M$ 40.36|
|$ 10||M$ 80.73|
|$ 20||M$ 161.46|
|$ 50||M$ 403.64|
|$ 100||M$ 807.28|
|$ 250||M$ 2,018|
|$ 500||M$ 4,036|
|$ 1,000||M$ 8,073|
|$ 2,000||M$ 16,146|
|$ 5,000||M$ 40,364|
|$ 10,000||M$ 80,728|
|$ 20,000||M$ 161,456|
|$ 50,000||M$ 403,640|
|$ 100,000||M$ 807,280|
|$ 0.1239||M$ 1|
|$ 0.6195||M$ 5|
|$ 1.2390||M$ 10|
|$ 2.4780||M$ 20|
|$ 6.1950||M$ 50|
|$ 12.39||M$ 100|
|$ 30.98||M$ 250|
|$ 61.95||M$ 500|
|$ 123.90||M$ 1,000|
|$ 247.80||M$ 2,000|
|$ 619.50||M$ 5,000|
|$ 1,239||M$ 10,000|
|$ 2,478||M$ 20,000|
|$ 6,195||M$ 50,000|
|$ 12,390||M$ 100,000|
To get a good (and fair) exchange rate when sending money to Macau you need to find and compare exchange rates for International Money Transfers (IMTs).
The available FX rates for sending money abroad can be very different to the mid-market (wholesale) rate which you see reported online and in the News.
You should especially compare your own bank's exchange rates to those available from Money Transfer specialists to see how much you can save - we make that calculation easy in the below table.
When sending money to Macau it’s important to compare your bank’s rates & fees with those we have negotiated with our partner money transfer providers. To get a better deal you should follow these 4 simple steps :
Use the above calculator to compare the exchange rates of FX specialist providers rates versus your bank's standard rates you can hopefully save around 5% and maybe more - end result is more Macanese pataca deposited into the recipient bank account and less margins and fees kept by the banks!