Macau - Macanese Pataca - Currency Guide

This is a currency guide to Macau, the Macanese Pataca currency plus sending (MOP) transfers and travel tips for Macau.

Country CodeMO
Domestic Currency Macanese Pataca
Currency SymbolM$
Currency CodeMOP
Exchange RateUSD/MOP = 8.0407
Telephone Prefix+853

Quick Conversions from US Dollar to Macanese Pataca



U$ 1
M$ 8.0407
U$ 5
M$ 40.20
U$ 10
M$ 80.41
U$ 20
M$ 160.81
U$ 50
M$ 402.04
U$ 100
M$ 804.07
U$ 250
M$ 2,010
U$ 500
M$ 4,020
U$ 1,000
M$ 8,041
U$ 2,000
M$ 16,081
U$ 5,000
M$ 40,204
U$ 10,000
M$ 80,407
U$ 50,000
M$ 402,035
U$ 100,000
M$ 804,070
More amounts



U$ 0.1244
M$ 1
U$ 0.6220
M$ 5
U$ 1.2440
M$ 10
U$ 2.4880
M$ 20
U$ 6.2200
M$ 50
U$ 12.44
M$ 100
U$ 31.10
M$ 250
U$ 62.20
M$ 500
U$ 124.40
M$ 1,000
U$ 248.80
M$ 2,000
U$ 622.00
M$ 5,000
U$ 1,244
M$ 10,000
U$ 6,220
M$ 50,000
U$ 12,440
M$ 100,000
More amounts

To calculate specific USD/MOP amounts use our Convert USD to MOP quick calculator.

Macau Currency Info

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$.

How much is U$100 US Dollars in Macanese Pataca?

U$ 100 converts to M$ 804.07

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?

Macanese Pataca (MOP) in the markets

The interactive chart below shows the USD to MOP exchange rate and trend for the previous 3 months:

ALERTS:4-DAY1.8% 🔔| 90-DAY HIGHS 🔔 |
USD/MOP at 8.0407 was trading 0.4% above AVG:8.0047 with LO:7.8983 and HI:8.0407 (90 days). ALERTS: USD/MOP was UP 1.8% this 4-DAY period and also rose to 90-DAY HIGHS.

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.


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  1. Compare MOP travel cash rates - probably why you are here!
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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 foreign-transfer exchange 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 here).

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 our 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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Macanese Pataca to US Dollar - Historical Rates

1 Day0.125230 Mar 2020
7 Day0.124824 Mar 2020
30 Day0.124601 Mar 2020
3 Month0.124001 Jan 2020
1 Year0.123701 Apr 2019
5 Year0.125602 Apr 2015
10 Year0.124903 Apr 2010

Macanese Pataca to Euro - Historical Rates

1 Day0.113530 Mar 2020
7 Day0.115624 Mar 2020
30 Day0.112801 Mar 2020
3 Month0.110601 Jan 2020
1 Year0.110401 Apr 2019
5 Year0.115502 Apr 2015
10 Year0.092303 Apr 2010

Macanese Pataca to Pound Sterling - 10 Year History

1 Day0.101230 Mar 2020
7 Day0.105924 Mar 2020
30 Day0.097501 Mar 2020
3 Month0.093601 Jan 2020
1 Year0.094601 Apr 2019
5 Year0.084702 Apr 2015
10 Year0.081903 Apr 2010

Macanese Pataca to Australian Dollar - Historical Rates

1 Day0.203130 Mar 2020
7 Day0.209124 Mar 2020
30 Day0.192601 Mar 2020
3 Month0.176701 Jan 2020
1 Year0.173901 Apr 2019
5 Year0.165602 Apr 2015
10 Year0.136003 Apr 2010

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