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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 AUD to MOP exchange rate, trend and recent alerts for the last 90 days.

Recent AUD to MOP 90-day trend
AUD/MOP at 5.5439 was trading 6.4% above AVG:5.2127 with LO:4.6178 and HI:5.6039 (90 days). ALERT: AUD/MOP rose to 14-DAY HIGHS.

Australian Dollar to Macanese Pataca - Historical Rates

AUD/MOP historic rateChange to 03-JulPeriod
5.4768  26 Jun 20201.2% ▲1 Week
5.5290  03 Jun 20200.2% ▲30 Days
4.7890  04 Apr 202015.7% ▲90 Days
5.6358  04 Jul 20191.7% ▼1 Year
5.9771  05 Jul 20157.3% ▼5 Years
6.8289  06 Jul 201018.9% ▼10 Years
AUD/MOP 10 year historic rates & changes to 03-Jul-2020 : 5.5412

A$1,000 AUD
M$5,544 MOP

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


Australian Dollar to Macanese Pataca - Quick Conversions

A$ 1 M$ 5.5439
A$ 5 M$ 27.72
A$ 10 M$ 55.44
A$ 20 M$ 110.88
A$ 50 M$ 277.20
A$ 100 M$ 554.39
A$ 250 M$ 1,386
A$ 500 M$ 2,772
A$ 1,000 M$ 5,544
A$ 2,000 M$ 11,088
A$ 5,000 M$ 27,720
A$ 10,000 M$ 55,439
A$ 50,000 M$ 277,195
A$ 100,000 M$ 554,390
More amounts
A$ 0.1804 M$ 1
A$ 0.9020 M$ 5
A$ 1.8040 M$ 10
A$ 3.6080 M$ 20
A$ 9.0200 M$ 50
A$ 18.04 M$ 100
A$ 45.10 M$ 250
A$ 90.20 M$ 500
A$ 180.40 M$ 1,000
A$ 360.80 M$ 2,000
A$ 902.00 M$ 5,000
A$ 1,804 M$ 10,000
A$ 9,020 M$ 50,000
A$ 18,040 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.


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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