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Macau or HK currency

Brisbane
posts: 61
reviews: 13
Macau or HK currency

We will be in Macau for 3 nights, what currency should we use for cafes, cabs, buses etc. Is HK currency accepted in all locations or do we have to convert to MOP at the airport. Also where is the best place to convert currency from Australian $ to the MOP, will be flying in arr. at 10.00pm

KJ72

Dublin, California
posts: 10,296
reviews: 30
1. Re: Macau or HK currency

Yes HKD will work in Macau.

Hong Kong, China
Destination Expert
for Hong Kong, Macau, Holiday Travel
posts: 15,624
reviews: 2,849
2. Re: Macau or HK currency

We visit regularly and haven't bothered with MOP for a few years now. Last weekend, we didn't spend a single MOP, only HKD and were given back HKD change 100% of the time without asking a single time. There is so much HKD in Macau these days that its not much of an issue anymore.

Edited: 6:56 am, May 27, 2013
Brisbane
posts: 61
reviews: 13
3. Re: Macau or HK currency

Thanks for the info

One question tho--do the bus drivers take HKD last time we were there we had a problem catching a bus as we only had HCD.

Christchurch, New...
Destination Expert
for Zhuhai, Macau
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4. Re: Macau or HK currency

You drop the money into a box so I don't think the drivers will even notice which currency you use.

Hong Kong, China
Destination Expert
for Hong Kong, Macau, Holiday Travel
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reviews: 2,849
5. Re: Macau or HK currency

Its perfectly fine to use HKD coins when paying for bus rides. We do this all the time and watch locals do it routinely as well when not using their Macau Pass.

Hong Kong, China
posts: 97
6. Re: Macau or HK currency

Yes, HKD is accepted in all locations in Macau.

Hong Kong, China
Destination Expert
for Macau Region
posts: 6,796
reviews: 9
7. Re: Macau or HK currency

Except if you want to buy stamps for a postcard (or other philetalic products), or use a public swimming pool - government offices only accept MOP.

Brisbane
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reviews: 13
8. Re: Macau or HK currency

Thank you all for your help

KJ72

9. Re: Macau or HK currency

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