The official currency is the Malaysian Ringit (MYR), also referred to as the Malaysian Dollar, which is divided into 100 sen. Money changers are generally quicker to deal with than banks and do not charge commission; their rates however are variable. British Pounds or US Dollars are the easiest to exchange. All major credit cards are accepted at upmarket hotels, shops and restaurants. ATMs are widely available.
Currency Exchange Rates
|Malaysia||MYR 1||MYR 5||MYR 10||MYR 100||MYR 1,000|
|Australia||A$ 0.35||A$ 1.75||A$ 3.49||A$ 34.91||A$ 349.07|
|Canada||C$ 0.34||C$ 1.69||C$ 3.37||C$ 33.75||C$ 337.50|
|Ireland||€ 0.25||€ 1.23||€ 2.45||€ 24.54||€ 245.37|
|New Zealand||NZ$ 0.38||NZ$ 1.88||NZ$ 3.77||NZ$ 37.70||NZ$ 376.97|
|South Africa||R 3.31||R 16.55||R 33.11||R 331.06||R 3,310.61|
|United Kingdom||£ 0.18||£ 0.89||£ 1.78||£ 17.81||£ 178.14|
|United States of America||US$ 0.28||US$ 1.40||US$ 2.80||US$ 27.95||US$ 279.52|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
Become our Malaysia Travel Expert
We are looking for contributors for our Malaysia travel guide. If you are a local, a regular traveller to Malaysia or a travel professional with time to contribute and answer occasional forum questions, please contact us.
Rainforest monkey business in Borneo. Laze around on Langkawi and take a mangrove jungle trek. Build your own Malaysia adventure.