- Resort Islands
The Maldivian Rufiya (MVR) is divided into 100 laari. The resorts in the Maldives are generally expensive and travellers should ensure they bring sufficient funds. There are no cash machines and travellers' cheques are rarely used, but there are currency exchange facilities available at resorts and banks. Major credit cards are accepted at most resorts and hotels. US Dollars can be exchanged at the airport, banks or hotels. Guests staying at resorts can settle their accounts in hard foreign currency (US Dollars are best), or with credit cards. Banks are usually closed on Fridays and Saturdays.
Currency Exchange Rates
|Maldives||MVR 1||MVR 5||MVR 10||MVR 100||MVR 1,000|
|Australia||A$ 0.09||A$ 0.45||A$ 0.90||A$ 9.04||A$ 90.44|
|Canada||C$ 0.09||C$ 0.43||C$ 0.85||C$ 8.51||C$ 85.12|
|Ireland||€ 0.06||€ 0.28||€ 0.57||€ 5.66||€ 56.64|
|New Zealand||NZ$ 0.10||NZ$ 0.50||NZ$ 1.01||NZ$ 10.10||NZ$ 100.98|
|South Africa||R 0.85||R 4.27||R 8.54||R 85.44||R 854.43|
|United Kingdom||£ 0.04||£ 0.21||£ 0.41||£ 4.13||£ 41.30|
|United States of America||US$ 0.06||US$ 0.32||US$ 0.64||US$ 6.41||US$ 64.11|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
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