The Mauritanian Ouguiya (MRO) is the official currency of Mauritania. Euros and US dollars are both fairly easy to exchange and it is necessary to carry wads of cash because credit cards are seldom accepted. It is difficult to find ATMs in Mauritania, even in the capital, and the country is not well connected to the international banking system, which means most credit cards won't work at ATMs. Special international ATMs are available at BNP and Societe Generale in both Nouakchott and Nouadhibou.
Currency Exchange Rates
|AUD 1||AUD 5||AUD 10||AUD 100||AUD 1,000|
|Australia||AUD 1.00||AUD 5.00||AUD 10.00||AUD 100.00||AUD 1,000.00|
|Canada||CAD 0.99||CAD 4.93||CAD 9.87||CAD 98.66||CAD 986.61|
|Ireland||EUR 0.68||EUR 3.42||EUR 6.85||EUR 68.47||EUR 684.74|
|New Zealand||NZD 1.04||NZD 5.18||NZD 10.37||NZD 103.65||NZD 1,036.53|
|South Africa||ZAR 11.02||ZAR 55.10||ZAR 110.21||ZAR 1,102.08||ZAR 11,020.80|
|United Kingdom||GBP 0.58||GBP 2.92||GBP 5.84||GBP 58.42||GBP 584.22|
|United States of America||USD 0.76||USD 3.78||USD 7.56||USD 75.64||USD 756.37|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
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