The official currency is the Kyat (MMK) pronounced 'Chat'. The best foreign currency to travel on in Myanmar is the US Dollar. The Foreign Exchange Certificate (FEC) is a legal currency for visiting tourists that is usable in government shops and hotels. It is no longer a requirement to convert US$200 into FEC upon arrival in Myanmar, as it once was. One FEC is equivalent to one US Dollar. US Dollar notes will not be accepted if they are damaged or torn in any way, or have pen marks on them. There is a big difference between the official and unofficial exchange rates in Myanmar; street moneychangers offer favourable rates at hotels and markets. Of course, using the black market is risky. Few major hotels, airlines, shops and restaurants accept credit cards and ATM cards can rarely, if ever, be used. It is advisable to carry cash.
Currency Exchange Rates
|Myanmar||MMK 100||MMK 1,000||MMK 10,000||MMK 100,000||MMK 1,000,000|
|Australia||AUD 0.10||AUD 1.02||AUD 10.16||AUD 101.60||AUD 1,015.98|
|Canada||CAD 0.10||CAD 1.00||CAD 9.99||CAD 99.92||CAD 999.23|
|Ireland||EUR 0.07||EUR 0.71||EUR 7.10||EUR 71.04||EUR 710.37|
|New Zealand||NZD 0.11||NZD 1.05||NZD 10.52||NZD 105.19||NZD 1,051.95|
|South Africa||ZAR 0.98||ZAR 9.77||ZAR 97.66||ZAR 976.56||ZAR 9,765.58|
|United Kingdom||GBP 0.06||GBP 0.61||GBP 6.09||GBP 60.90||GBP 609.05|
|United States of America||USD 0.07||USD 0.75||USD 7.48||USD 74.78||USD 747.76|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
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