Get ready for your trip to Mauritius. Order your Mauritian rupees at Manor FX today. Our great exchange rates mean you'll have more MUR cash to spend. Have your Mauritian Rupee banknotes delivered securely to your home or office, or pick them up from the Manor FX bureau near Heathrow.
Manor FX offers fast delivery times and a fuss-free online ordering process for your Mauritian rupee travel money.
Travel advise: payments in Mauritius
Jet off well-informed to Mauritius. Here are some handy facts about cash and card payments in Mauritius.
Yes. Mauritius introduced chip and pin payments in 2005. Card payments by credit and debit card are widely accepted throughout the main island of Mauritius, less so on Rodrigues island, Saint Brandon and Agalega.
Be advised that a 3% card fee will be charged by many vendors in Mauritius.
If you are going to pay by card in Mauritius: Be aware of steep currency conversion fees and bank fees for card payments: Your bank's MUR to GBP exchange rate may be quite bad. This is how banks make money. Before using your bank card for payments in Mauritius, it's certainly a good idea to contact your bank. This will avoid your card becoming blocked due to international transactions that your bank may find suspicious.
We recommend that you take some Mauritian Rupee cash with you on your trip to Mauritius, especially if you plan to visit any of the other islands.
Cash is a popular and convenient payment method in Mauritius, and it's a great fallback option in case card payments aren't possible or don't go through.
The overall cost of living in Mauritius is 21% lower than the cost of living in the UK. For a coffee in a cafe the price is around 80 rupees.
A three-course meal in a mid-range restaurant in Mauritius costs around 700-800 rupees per person.
Tipping is not a common practice in Mauritius. A service charge may in some cases be added to a bill.
If you would like to leave a tip in a hotel or restaurant: most places have a tips box.
Banknotes in Mauritius
Rupee banknotes in circulation in Mauritius are made of polymer (newest series) and paper. Both types of banknotes circulate alongside each other.
The MUR banknotes in use are Rs25, Rs50, Rs100, Rs200, Rs500, Rs1000 and Rs2000.
Coins in Mauritius
Mauritian coins range from 5 cents to 20 rupees.
Mauritius' currency import and export regulations
Currency, local and foreign, with a value over 500,000 Mauritian Rupees needs to be declared when entering and leaving Mauritius. Apart from this there are no currency restrictions in Mauritius.
Ordering Mauritian rupees online
Order Mauritian rupees online and have them delivered fast and securely to your home or office, with Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed®. Or pick them up from our travel money shop near Heathrow. Click here to buy Mauritian rupees online.
Selling back Mauritian rupees
If you have Mauritian rupees to sell, follow this link to exchange Mauritian rupees to Pounds, click on 'sell currency' and select 'MUR Mauritian Rupee'. We'll pay good rates for your leftover Mauritian rupees.