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Foreign Exchange Guide to Macau

Read this currency guide to Macau with money transfer and travel tips.   [USD/MOP=8.086]

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Macanese Pataca
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This is a foreign exchange guide to Macau, the Macanese Pataca currency plus MOP transfers and travel tips.

In this Macau currency guide we take a look at :

  1. Macanese Pataca info - general info about the Macanese Pataca
  2. Macanese Pataca in the markets - recent MOP moves and predictions from the FX markets
  3. Travelling in Macau - currency & money saving tips
  4. Buying Macanese Pataca cash online - travel money for Macau
  5. Sending money to Macau - save on Macanese Pataca bank transfers to Macau
  6. Macanese Pataca exchange rates - latest & historic exchange rates.

Macanese Pataca (MOP) general currency information

What is the Macanese Pataca currency code and symbol?

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

Which countries use the Macanese Pataca?

It is the domestic currency in Macau.

Macanese Pataca (MOP) in the markets

The interactive chart below shows the USD to MOP exchange rate for the previous 3 months with rate alerts for days when the exchange rate moved up or down significantly or for 30 day highs and lows.

USD-MOP 3 Month chart
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USDMOP currency converter

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.


Macau Trip Checklist    

  1. Compare MOP travel cash rates - probably why you are here!
  2. Search Hotel deals - Save on your accomodation in Macau
  3. Lonely Planet - world's best travel guide (coupon and deals)

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 MOP 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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Popular MOP cross rates

MOP/USD - Macanese Pataca to United States Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Feb 20190.12371 Week
18 Jan 20190.12371 Month
21 Aug 20180.12376 Months
17 Feb 20180.12411 Year
17 Feb 20170.12472 Years
18 Feb 20140.12525 Years
19 Feb 20090.125010 Years

MOP/EUR - Macanese Pataca to Euro - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Feb 20190.10921 Week
18 Jan 20190.10891 Month
21 Aug 20180.10686 Months
17 Feb 20180.10001 Year
17 Feb 20170.11752 Years
18 Feb 20140.09105 Years
19 Feb 20090.098510 Years

MOP/GBP - Macanese Pataca to British Pound Sterling - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Feb 20190.09561 Week
18 Jan 20190.09611 Month
21 Aug 20180.09586 Months
17 Feb 20180.08851 Year
17 Feb 20170.10052 Years
18 Feb 20140.07515 Years
19 Feb 20090.087210 Years

MOP/JPY - Macanese Pataca to Japanese Yen - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Feb 201913.58321 Week
18 Jan 201913.58301 Month
21 Aug 201813.61766 Months
17 Feb 201813.19711 Year
17 Feb 201714.07702 Years
18 Feb 201412.81005 Years
19 Feb 200911.756010 Years

MOP/AUD - Macanese Pataca to Australian Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Feb 20190.17421 Week
18 Jan 20190.17261 Month
21 Aug 20180.16806 Months
17 Feb 20180.15701 Year
17 Feb 20170.16272 Years
18 Feb 20140.13885 Years
19 Feb 20090.193410 Years

MOP/CAD - Macanese Pataca to Canadian Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Feb 20190.16421 Week
18 Jan 20190.16411 Month
21 Aug 20180.16126 Months
17 Feb 20180.15591 Year
17 Feb 20170.16332 Years
18 Feb 20140.13725 Years
19 Feb 20090.156710 Years

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