Maldives - Maldivian Rufiyaa - Currency Guide

This is a currency guide to Maldives, the Maldivian Rufiyaa currency plus sending (MVR) transfers and travel tips for Maldives.

Country CodeMV
Domestic Currency Maldivian Rufiyaa
Currency Symbol
Currency CodeMVR
Exchange RateUSD/MVR = 15.4
Telephone Prefix+960

Quick Conversions from US Dollar to Maldivian Rufiyaa



U$ 1
.ރ 15.40
U$ 5
.ރ 77.00
U$ 10
.ރ 154.00
U$ 20
.ރ 308.00
U$ 50
.ރ 770.00
U$ 100
.ރ 1,540
U$ 250
.ރ 3,850
U$ 500
.ރ 7,700
U$ 1,000
.ރ 15,400
U$ 2,000
.ރ 30,800
U$ 5,000
.ރ 77,000
U$ 10,000
.ރ 154,000
U$ 50,000
.ރ 770,000
U$ 100,000
.ރ 1,540,000
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U$ 0.0649
.ރ 1
U$ 0.3247
.ރ 5
U$ 0.6494
.ރ 10
U$ 1.2987
.ރ 20
U$ 3.2468
.ރ 50
U$ 6.4935
.ރ 100
U$ 16.23
.ރ 250
U$ 32.47
.ރ 500
U$ 64.94
.ރ 1,000
U$ 129.87
.ރ 2,000
U$ 324.68
.ރ 5,000
U$ 649.35
.ރ 10,000
U$ 3,247
.ރ 50,000
U$ 6,494
.ރ 100,000
More amounts

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

Maldives Currency Info

Frequently Asked Questions

What currency should I use in Maldives?

The domestic currency in Maldives is the Maldivian Rufiyaa.

What is the Maldivian Rufiyaa currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the Maldivian Rufiyaa is MVR — symbol is .

How much is U$100 US Dollars in Maldivian Rufiyaa?

U$ 100 converts to .ރ 1,540

Which countries use the Maldivian Rufiyaa?

It is the domestic currency in Maldives.

Is the Maldivian Rufiyaa a closed currency?

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

Maldivian Rufiyaa (MVR) in the markets

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

USD/MVR at 15.4 was trading near AVG:15.45 with LO:15.39 and HI:15.54 (90 days). ALERT: USD/MVR dropped to 30-DAY LOWS.

Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Maldives

The Maldives is made up of around 1,190 individual islands, peppered across the Indian Ocean, just below India and Sri Lanka. Some are so small that you'll have to zoom way in on your Google map before you even notice they're there. Out of all the islands within 26 different atolls (or collections of islands), only about 200 are actually inhabited by people. These include islands with year-round, permanent populations living in the likes of farming towns and fishing villages. Uninhabited islands are used for farmland or industry, or as "picnic" islands for resorts, which tourists can visit for the day for private, romantic meals.

Getting around in the Maldives.

The Maldives’ atolls are served by a series of ferries from Malé. They run on opposite days (to Maafushi on Monday, back to Malé on Tuesday) and rarely on Friday (it being the Muslim sabbath). You can jump from Malé to an atoll’s capital island then to smaller, nearby islands in the chain. The ferry is only 30-75 MVR depending on distance. Research the ferries beforehand so you know when and where you can go next. Island hopping is very difficult without planning.

Travel tips for the Maldives.

The only other country in the entire world with a 100-percent Muslim population is Saudi Arabia. This is good to know when planning your trip, since during the month-long holy fasting of Ramadan, most of the local staff you'll be encountering at the airport and resorts will be unable to eat or drink anything during daylight hours and many shops and services, including on resort islands,will be closed at certain times for prayer. Since the Maldives is a Muslim country, there are a few extremely important and strictly enforced rules that you may not know exist. For example, there is no alcohol available, strict Muslims aren't even allowed to touch anything that contains alcohol. Homosexuality is also highly frowned upon and illegal. Women are barred from wearing bathings suits or revealing clothing (i.e. nothing revealing the elbows, shoulders, or knees), there are no pork products, and public displays of affection, even just quick kisses, are agains the law.


Travel money for Maldives

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


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Sending money to Maldives

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

When sending money to Maldives 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 Maldivian Rufiyaa 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 MVR amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Maldives.

Use our Send to Maldivian Rufiyaa 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 Maldivian Rufiyaa deposited into the recipient bank account and less margins and fees kept by the banks!


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Maldivian Rufiyaa to US Dollar - Historical Rates

1 Day0.064923 Mar 2020
7 Day0.064917 Mar 2020
30 Day0.064923 Feb 2020
3 Month0.064725 Dec 2019
1 Year0.064725 Mar 2019
5 Year0.065526 Mar 2015
10 Year0.078127 Mar 2010

Maldivian Rufiyaa to Euro - Historical Rates

1 Day0.060323 Mar 2020
7 Day0.058917 Mar 2020
30 Day0.059923 Feb 2020
3 Month0.058325 Dec 2019
1 Year0.057225 Mar 2019
5 Year0.060326 Mar 2015
10 Year0.058427 Mar 2010

Maldivian Rufiyaa to Pound Sterling - 10 Year History

1 Day0.056023 Mar 2020
7 Day0.053617 Mar 2020
30 Day0.050123 Feb 2020
3 Month0.049925 Dec 2019
1 Year0.049025 Mar 2019
5 Year0.044126 Mar 2015
10 Year0.052527 Mar 2010

Maldivian Rufiyaa to Australian Dollar - Historical Rates

1 Day0.110523 Mar 2020
7 Day0.108317 Mar 2020
30 Day0.098323 Feb 2020
3 Month0.093525 Dec 2019
1 Year0.091025 Mar 2019
5 Year0.083726 Mar 2015
10 Year0.086427 Mar 2010

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