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Foreign Exchange Guide to Macau

Read this currency guide to Macau with money transfer and travel tips.   [USD/MOP=8.0452]

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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
02 Dec 20180.12351 Week
09 Nov 20180.12401 Month
12 Jun 20180.12376 Months
09 Dec 20170.12431 Year
09 Dec 20160.12512 Years
10 Dec 20130.12535 Years
11 Dec 20080.125010 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
02 Dec 20180.10891 Week
09 Nov 20180.10941 Month
12 Jun 20180.10536 Months
09 Dec 20170.10561 Year
09 Dec 20160.11852 Years
10 Dec 20130.09105 Years
11 Dec 20080.094110 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
02 Dec 20180.09691 Week
09 Nov 20180.09561 Month
12 Jun 20180.09256 Months
09 Dec 20170.09291 Year
09 Dec 20160.09952 Years
10 Dec 20130.07625 Years
11 Dec 20080.083710 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
02 Dec 201814.05281 Week
09 Nov 201814.11221 Month
12 Jun 201813.66686 Months
09 Dec 201714.10881 Year
09 Dec 201614.39142 Years
10 Dec 201312.88965 Years
11 Dec 200811.457910 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
02 Dec 20180.16751 Week
09 Nov 20180.17151 Month
12 Jun 20180.16346 Months
09 Dec 20170.16561 Year
09 Dec 20160.16792 Years
10 Dec 20130.13705 Years
11 Dec 20080.186410 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
02 Dec 20180.16371 Week
09 Nov 20180.16381 Month
12 Jun 20180.16106 Months
09 Dec 20170.15981 Year
09 Dec 20160.16502 Years
10 Dec 20130.13305 Years
11 Dec 20080.154110 Years

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