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    Macau - Macanese pataca - Currency Guide


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

    What's in this Macau currency guide?

    1. USD/MOP trend
    2. Forecasts
    3. Travel Macau
    4. Spending MOP
    5. Send to Macau

    USD/MOP Trend (90-day)

    USD to MOP at 8.0133 is near its 90-day average, range 8.0023-8.0389.

    The below interactive chart displays the USD/MOP trend and UP DOWN HIGH LOW alerts

    USD to MOP Currency Trend Chart

    US dollar to Macanese pataca - Historical Rates

    USD/MOP wasChangePeriod
    13 Oct 2021
    0% 2 Weeks
    29 Jul 2021
    0% 90 Days
    27 Oct 2020
    0.4% 1 Year
    28 Oct 2016
    0.3% 5 Years
    30 Oct 2011
    0.1% 10 Years
    01 Nov 2001
    0.3% 20 Years
    USD/MOP change over periods to 27-Oct-2021

    $10,000 USD
    M$80,133 MOP

    Converted at USD/MOP interbank rate, compare Send Money and Currency Exchange exchange rates.

    USD to MOP - Quick Amounts

    Sell USD   →   Buy MOP
    $ 1 M$ 8.0133
    $ 5 M$ 40.07
    $ 10 M$ 80.13
    $ 20 M$ 160.27
    $ 50 M$ 400.67
    $ 100 M$ 801.33
    $ 250 M$ 2,003
    $ 500 M$ 4,007
    $ 1,000 M$ 8,013
    $ 2,000 M$ 16,027
    $ 5,000 M$ 40,067
    $ 10,000 M$ 80,133
    $ 20,000 M$ 160,266
    $ 50,000 M$ 400,665
    $ 100,000 M$ 801,330
    $ 0.1248 M$ 1
    $ 0.6240 M$ 5
    $ 1.2480 M$ 10
    $ 2.4960 M$ 20
    $ 6.2400 M$ 50
    $ 12.48 M$ 100
    $ 31.20 M$ 250
    $ 62.40 M$ 500
    $ 124.80 M$ 1,000
    $ 249.60 M$ 2,000
    $ 624.00 M$ 5,000
    $ 1,248 M$ 10,000
    $ 2,496 M$ 20,000
    $ 6,240 M$ 50,000
    $ 12,480 M$ 100,000

    More amounts


    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.


    Send Money to Macau - Best Rates

    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.

    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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