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Mauritius - Mauritian Rupee - Currency Guide


Foreign exchange guide to Mauritius and the Mauritian Rupee (MUR)


MUR News, Forecasts and Trends

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

Recent USD to MUR 90-day trend
1-DAY0.7% 30-DAY-HI
USD/MUR at 40.05 was trading 0.5% above AVG:39.86 with LO:39.08 and HI:40.3 (90 days). There are no current rate alerts.

US Dollar to Mauritian Rupee - Historical Rates

USD/MUR rateChangePeriod
06 Jul 2020 : 39.70000.6% ▲1 Week
13 Jun 2020 : 39.70540.6% ▲30 Days
14 Apr 2020 : 39.51001.1% ▲90 Days
14 Jul 2019 : 35.850011.4% ▲1 Year
15 Jul 2015 : 35.418712.8% ▲5 Years
16 Jul 2010 : 30.530230.9% ▲10 Years
USD/MUR 10 year historic rates & changes to 13-Jul-2020 : 39.9500

U$1,000 USD
₨40,050 MUR

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


US Dollar to Mauritian Rupee - Quick Conversions

U$ 1 40.05
U$ 5 200.25
U$ 10 400.50
U$ 20 801.00
U$ 50 2,003
U$ 100 4,005
U$ 250 10,013
U$ 500 20,025
U$ 1,000 40,050
U$ 2,000 80,100
U$ 5,000 200,250
U$ 10,000 400,500
U$ 50,000 2,002,500
U$ 100,000 4,005,000
More amounts
U$ 0.0250 ₨ 1
U$ 0.1248 ₨ 5
U$ 0.2497 ₨ 10
U$ 0.4994 ₨ 20
U$ 1.2485 ₨ 50
U$ 2.4969 ₨ 100
U$ 6.2423 ₨ 250
U$ 12.48 ₨ 500
U$ 24.97 ₨ 1,000
U$ 49.94 ₨ 2,000
U$ 124.85 ₨ 5,000
U$ 249.69 ₨ 10,000
U$ 1,248 ₨ 50,000
U$ 2,497 ₨ 100,000
More amounts

Frequently Asked Questions


What currency should I use in Mauritius?

The domestic currency in Mauritius is the Mauritian Rupee.

What is the Mauritian Rupee currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the Mauritian Rupee is MUR — symbol is .

Which countries use the Mauritian Rupee?

It is the domestic currency in    Mauritius.

Is the Mauritian Rupee a closed currency?

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


Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Mauritius

Travel money for Mauritius

Save money and time by Ordering your Mauritian Rupee online from Travelex, you get better rates and can pick up the MUR 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 Mauritian Rupee otherwise you may get much worst exchange rates.


Sending money to Mauritius

When searching around for information on how to get a good exchange rate when sending money to Mauritius you need to start with finding out the latest Mauritian Rupee 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 Mauritius

When sending money to Mauritius 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 Mauritian Rupee 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 MUR amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Mauritius.

Use the above Send to Mauritian Rupee 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 Mauritian Rupee deposited into the recipient bank account and less margins and fees kept by the banks!

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