- How much money can I bring into Mauritius?
Anyone entering Mauritius with tender equal to or greater than 500,000 rupees must declare this to customs.
- Are US dollars or euros accepted in Mauritius?
These currencies are not usually accepted in Mauritius as the official currency is the rupee. If US dollars or euro are accepted, the rate is likely to be less favourable.
- What are the most-used coins in Mauritius?
The most commonly used coins in Mauritius are the 5, 20 and 50 cent coins and the 1, 5, 10 and 20 rupee coins.
The Low Down on Mauritian Currency
Bank of Mauritius
|Currency sub unit:|
₨ 25, ₨ 50, ₨ 100, ₨ 200, ₨ 500, ₨ 1000, ₨ 2000
5, 20 cents, ₨ 0.5, ₨ 1, ₨ 5, ₨ 10, ₨ 20
The official currency in Mauritius is the rupee and is abbreviated to the currency code MUR.
The rupee is issued by the Mauritius’ central bank - the Bank of Mauritius. In 1971, the Royal Mint released a new set of coins and banknotes with the likeness of Queen Elizabeth II.
Since 1987, the monarchy has not appeared on any currency printed subsequently. Mauritius became a republic in 1992, thus ending the relationship with the Commonwealth.
The most commonly used bills for Mauritian rupees are the 25, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000 and 2000 notes and 1 Rupee is divided into 100 cents.
What to spend your rupees on**:
Local bus ticket
Pair of jeans
Bottle of water
Street food meal
Entry into Curious corner of Chamarel gallery
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**The figures provided are indicative only and are there to provide an idea of the amount of travel money you may need during your trip.
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