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 = 8.0265
Telephone Prefix+853

Quick Conversions from US Dollar to Macanese Pataca



U$ 1
M$ 8.0265
U$ 5
M$ 40.13
U$ 10
M$ 80.27
U$ 20
M$ 160.53
U$ 50
M$ 401.33
U$ 100
M$ 802.65
U$ 250
M$ 2,007
U$ 500
M$ 4,013
U$ 1,000
M$ 8,027
U$ 2,000
M$ 16,053
U$ 5,000
M$ 40,133
U$ 10,000
M$ 80,265
U$ 50,000
M$ 401,325
U$ 100,000
M$ 802,650
More amounts



U$ 0.1246
M$ 1
U$ 0.6230
M$ 5
U$ 1.2460
M$ 10
U$ 2.4920
M$ 20
U$ 6.2300
M$ 50
U$ 12.46
M$ 100
U$ 31.15
M$ 250
U$ 62.30
M$ 500
U$ 124.60
M$ 1,000
U$ 249.20
M$ 2,000
U$ 623.00
M$ 5,000
U$ 1,246
M$ 10,000
U$ 6,230
M$ 50,000
U$ 12,460
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$ 802.65

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:

USD/MOP at 8.0187 was trading near the 90-day average 8.0254 with a range 7.9792 to 8.0891. ALERT: USD/MOP has risen to 30-DAY HIGHS.
21-Feb 5PM-NY 10PM-LON | 22-Feb 9AM-SYD

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 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!


Bank Transfers to Macau

Compare Transfer Rates

Macanese Pataca to US Dollar - Historical Rates

1 Day0.125017 Feb 2020
7 Day0.125011 Feb 2020
30 Day0.125019 Jan 2020
3 Month0.124120 Nov 2019
1 Year0.123718 Feb 2019
5 Year0.125119 Feb 2015
10 Year0.124920 Feb 2010

Macanese Pataca to Euro - Historical Rates

1 Day0.115317 Feb 2020
7 Day0.114511 Feb 2020
30 Day0.112619 Jan 2020
3 Month0.112020 Nov 2019
1 Year0.109418 Feb 2019
5 Year0.110119 Feb 2015
10 Year0.092120 Feb 2010

Macanese Pataca to Pound Sterling - 10 Year History

1 Day0.096117 Feb 2020
7 Day0.096511 Feb 2020
30 Day0.096119 Jan 2020
3 Month0.096020 Nov 2019
1 Year0.095718 Feb 2019
5 Year0.081219 Feb 2015
10 Year0.080920 Feb 2010

Macanese Pataca to Australian Dollar - Historical Rates

1 Day0.186317 Feb 2020
7 Day0.186111 Feb 2020
30 Day0.181619 Jan 2020
3 Month0.182520 Nov 2019
1 Year0.173518 Feb 2019
5 Year0.160519 Feb 2015
10 Year0.139620 Feb 2010

Country Guides - A to Z