The official currency in Mauritius is the rupee and is abbreviated to the currency code MUR. The rupee is issued by the Mauritius’ central bank - the Bank of Mauritius. In 1971, the Royal Mint released a new set of coins and banknotes with the likeness of Queen Elizabeth II. Since 1987, the monarchy has not appeared on any currency printed subsequently. Mauritius became a republic in 1992, thus ending the relationship with the Commonwealth. The most commonly used bills for Mauritian rupees are the 25, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000 and 2000 notes and 1 Rupee is divided into 100 cents.
|Bank notes:||Rs 25, Rs 50, Rs 100, Rs 200, Rs 500, Rs 1000, Rs 2000|
|Coins:||5 cents, 20 cents, Rs 0.5, Rs 1, Rs 5, Rs 10, Rs 20|
|Three-course meal for 2, mid-range restaurant||1200 Rupee|
|One-way ticket for local transport||34 Rupee|
|Bottle of water||23.8 Rupee|