Money Advice for Mauritius

Local Currency

Mauritius Rupee (MUR)

General Advice

The Mauritian rupee (Rs) is divided into 100 cents. There are 25, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000 and 2000 Rs notes; 1, 5 and 10 Rs coins and 5, 20 and 50 cent coins.

Money Exchange

Cash can be exchanged in banks, exhange bureaus and larger hotels. The rate at banks and exchange bureaus tends to be fairly similar, always check first. Banks are open from Monday to Thursday 0915-1515, Friday 0915-1530, Saturday 0915-1115 (some banks only).

ATM Availability

ATMs are widely available and generally reliable in Mauritius.  For more information check the Visa ATM locator, the MasterCard ATM locator or theAmerican Express ATM locator for the addresses of ATMs around the world.

Credit Cards

Credit cards are accepted by most large restaurants, shops and hotels, always check in advance. Some establishments will charge commission of up to 3% for this service. Credit cards and debit cards should always be used with caution due to the potential for fraud and other criminal activity.

Other Information

You can re-convert Rupees into hard currency at the airport, on production of exchange receipts.

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