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The Low Down on Mauritian Currency


Mauritian rupee

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Central Bank:

Bank of Mauritius

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Bank notes:

₨ 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**:

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    Local bus ticket

    34 MUR *

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    Pair of jeans

    2348 MUR *

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    Bottle of water

    25 MUR *

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    Street food meal

    232 MUR *

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    Entry into Curious corner of Chamarel gallery

    375 MUR *

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Must-sees in Mauritius

  • Grand Bassin
  • Grand Bassin is a sacred Hindu site set upon a lake high up in the mountains; 1800 feet above sea level. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, it is said that the water here comes from the holy water of the River Ganges. Marvel at the smattering of sacred and colourful statues that adorn this site or enjoy a trek through the surrounding mountains.
  • Black River Gorges National Park
  • Covering over 6000 hectares, this haven of forest, wildlife and natural water sources is a must see for anyone travelling through Mauritius. View the endangered pink pigeon, enjoy the panoramic views of mountain peaks and waterfalls, or swim the many refreshing gorges around the park.
  • Grand Baie
  • Originally a small fishing village, Grand Baie is now one of the most popular tourist hot spots in the region. Boasting clear waters and palm-lined beaches, you’ll be right at home either relaxing, snorkelling or diving. A vibrant nightlife and incredible restaurant culture await you after dark.

Buying Mauritian rupees online is easy

Order Mauritian rupees online, lock in the rate and collect at your local store, at the airport before you fly or have it delivered at home

  • 1. Click the ‘Buy MUR Now’ button below
  • And tell us how much you need for your trip.

  • 2. Choose how to get it
  • Get your currency home-delivered or choose to collect at more than 3,600 pick up locations.

  • 3. Pay online
  • Simply pay using either your debit card (recommended) or credit card and you’re all set!

FAQ Relating to Mauritian Currency

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  • 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.

Travelling to Mauritius in the Future?

Travelling to Mauritius in the Future?

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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.

^^Based on mid-market and Travelex Online AUD to FX exchange rates as of the date of the relevant social media post and/or email communication. Rates are subject to change throughout the day. Any rates and savings are quoted as a guide only.

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