Budget planning tool
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Pick up locally
With over 20 convenient store locations across New Zealand, you can securely pick up your Mauritian Rupee with no hassles.
Planning your trip to Mauritius
Holiday Budget Calculator
We get it, doing your holiday budget is a snore fest. It's important though, so we've made it super easy for you to do now. Just punch in your holiday deets and we'll combine destination spend data with our exchange rates so you know how much to take. Easy peasy budget donesy!
About the currency
Coins and notes
Mauritian rupees are divided into 100 cents (much like dollars), but these are largely unused. You may stumble across coins worth 5 or 20 cents, but you’ll most likely find 0.5, 1, 5, 10 and 20 rupee coins. The notes then rise through 25, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1,000 and 2,000 rupees.
Facts about the currency
- There’s no limit on carrying any currency in or out of Mauritius. But if you plan to move more than 500,000 rupees or the equivalent, you’ll need to declare it.
- A 100 rupee coin was released in 2001 to commemorate the centenary anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s visit to Mauritius. So if you see one, look after it!
- Each current banknote has a hand-engraved portrait of a prominent Mauritian figure on it, making the currency absolutely stunning.
- To show how small ‘cents’ are in Mauritius, the 1 rupee coin is considered as “supermarket” small-change, so it doesn’t really make ‘cents’ that they’re still in circulation at all.
- The 2,000 rupee note has a hologram containing images of a dodo and the value “2,000”, surely one of the most stunning banknote security features anywhere in the world.
- Unfortunately, currency exchanges here aren’t known for being scam-free or fair, so it’s definitely worth changing your dollars for rupees before you head off. Simply duck into any of our 20+ Travel Money NZ stores and we’ll get your rupee ready.
The historical rates chart tells you how the Mauritian rupee has trended again the New Zealand dollar recently. You can even sign up for currency alerts so you don’t miss out on those great exchange rates.