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Macau - Macanese Pataca - Currency Guide


Foreign exchange guide to Macau and the Macanese Pataca (MOP)


MOP News, Forecasts and Trends

The below interactive chart shows the USD to MOP exchange rate, trend and recent alerts for the last 90 days.

Recent USD to MOP 90-day trend
USD to MOP at 7.9824 was trading near AVG:7.9819 with LO:7.9173 and HI:8.0193 (90 days). ALERT: USD/MOP dropped to 60-DAY LOWS.

US Dollar to Macanese Pataca - Historical Rates

USD/MOP rateChangePeriod
08 Jul 2020 : 7.98190% ▲1 Week
15 Jun 2020 : 7.98560% ▼30 Days
16 Apr 2020 : 7.98580% ▼90 Days
16 Jul 2019 : 8.05350.9% ▼1 Year
17 Jul 2015 : 7.99790.2% ▼5 Years
18 Jul 2010 : 8.00980.3% ▼10 Years
USD/MOP 10 year historic rates & changes to 15-Jul-2020 : 7.9824

U$1,000 USD
M$7,982 MOP

Converted at USD/MOP wholesale exchange rate, compare foreign transfer and spend/travel exchange rates.


US Dollar to Macanese Pataca - Quick Conversions

U$ 1 M$ 7.9824
U$ 5 M$ 39.91
U$ 10 M$ 79.82
U$ 20 M$ 159.65
U$ 50 M$ 399.12
U$ 100 M$ 798.24
U$ 250 M$ 1,996
U$ 500 M$ 3,991
U$ 1,000 M$ 7,982
U$ 2,000 M$ 15,965
U$ 5,000 M$ 39,912
U$ 10,000 M$ 79,824
U$ 50,000 M$ 399,120
U$ 100,000 M$ 798,240
More amounts
U$ 0.1253 M$ 1
U$ 0.6265 M$ 5
U$ 1.2530 M$ 10
U$ 2.5060 M$ 20
U$ 6.2650 M$ 50
U$ 12.53 M$ 100
U$ 31.33 M$ 250
U$ 62.65 M$ 500
U$ 125.30 M$ 1,000
U$ 250.60 M$ 2,000
U$ 626.50 M$ 5,000
U$ 1,253 M$ 10,000
U$ 6,265 M$ 50,000
U$ 12,530 M$ 100,000
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Frequently Asked Questions


What currency should I use in Macau?

The domestic currency in Macau is the Macanese Pataca.

What is the Macanese Pataca currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the Macanese Pataca is MOP — symbol is M$.

Which countries use the Macanese Pataca?

It is the domestic currency in    Macau.

Is the Macanese Pataca a closed currency?

No, the Macanese Pataca is freely available and convertible. See guide: What is a closed currency?


Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Macau

Travel money for Macau

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.


Sending money to Macau

When searching around for information on how to get a good exchange rate when sending money to Macau you need to start with finding out the latest Macanese Pataca exchange rate for foreign-transfers, which can be very different to the wholesale rate.

Then compare your bank's exchange rates to several licensed FX providers exchange rate and fees to see how much you can save - we make that calculation easy in the below table.

Get a better deal for foreign transfers to Macau

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 :

  1. Open an account with a BER reviewed FX provider (id docs may be required)
  2. You specify the local or Macanese Pataca amount you want to transfer
  3. Make a local currency domestic transfer for the requested amount to the provider's bank account in your country
  4. Once your funds are received by the provider the converted MOP amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Macau.

Use the above Send to Macanese Pataca 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!

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