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Maldives Currency

Money

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, 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 AUD 0.09 AUD 0.44 AUD 0.88 AUD 8.77 AUD 87.67
Canada CAD 0.09 CAD 0.44 CAD 0.89 CAD 8.86 CAD 88.57
Ireland EUR 0.06 EUR 0.29 EUR 0.58 EUR 5.85 EUR 58.47
New Zealand NZD 0.09 NZD 0.46 NZD 0.92 NZD 9.24 NZD 92.38
South Africa ZAR 0.86 ZAR 4.29 ZAR 8.58 ZAR 85.76 ZAR 857.62
United Kingdom GBP 0.05 GBP 0.25 GBP 0.51 GBP 5.06 GBP 50.57
United States of America USD 0.07 USD 0.33 USD 0.66 USD 6.57 USD 65.67

Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.

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