The official currency of Macau is the Pataca (MOP - Macao Pataca). In addition, most shops also accept Hong Kong dollars for payment. General exchange rate for the Macau Patacas (MOP) is as follows:
- US$1.00 to MOP$8.00
- HK$1.00 to MOP$1.03
Overall the cost of living in Macau is low. Transportation costs coming to and getting around Macau would be about MOP$400. Plan on spending MOP$400+ for a hotel room. A meal costs anywhere from MOP$20 to $200; depending on where and what you eat. Recent research has shown that visitors spend an average of MOP$1000 per person during their stay.