Ports of Call
The official currency is the New Metical (MZN), which is divided into 100 centavos. In the southern parts of the country, South African Rands, US Dollars and Pounds Sterling are often also accepted to pay for accommodation. Credit cards are accepted in some upmarket hotels in Maputo, but card facilities throughout the rest of the country are limited; it is advisable to carry cash. ATMs are scarce and tend to be unreliable, but local banks have branches in most cities.
Currency Exchange Rates
|Mozambique||MZN 1||MZN 5||MZN 10||MZN 100||MZN 1,000|
|Australia||A$ 0.03||A$ 0.17||A$ 0.35||A$ 3.49||A$ 34.88|
|Canada||C$ 0.03||C$ 0.17||C$ 0.34||C$ 3.37||C$ 33.73|
|Ireland||€ 0.02||€ 0.12||€ 0.25||€ 2.45||€ 24.52|
|New Zealand||NZ$ 0.04||NZ$ 0.19||NZ$ 0.38||NZ$ 3.77||NZ$ 37.67|
|South Africa||R 0.33||R 1.65||R 3.31||R 33.08||R 330.83|
|United Kingdom||£ 0.02||£ 0.09||£ 0.18||£ 1.78||£ 17.80|
|United States of America||US$ 0.03||US$ 0.14||US$ 0.28||US$ 2.79||US$ 27.93|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
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