Mauritanian Currency

Going to Mauritania and wants to know the name of the Mauritanian money unit or just want to know what is the exchange rate for $1000 US dollars in Mauritanian currency?

Use the links on this page to learn more about the local currency in Mauritania, currency symbol, notes and more.


Mauritanian Currency Exchange Rate Today

Mauritania Money

  • The local money used in Mauritania is Ouguiya.

  • The currency symbol of the Mauritanian money is UM.

  • The Mauritanian currency code is MRO.

  • The Ouguiya Notes: The Mauritanian currency notes are made up of 100, 200, 500, 1000, 2000, 5000 ouguiya.

  • The Ouguiya Coins: 1 Ouguiya is made up of 100 Khoumss. Mauritanian Khoums Coins go from 1 khoums (1/5 Ouguiya), 1, 5, 10, 20, 50 ouguiya.

What is the best currency to use in Mauritania? Naturally it is best to convert your currency to Mauritanian money and use the local Ouguiya as it is accepted everywhere in Mauritania. US dollars and other major currencies like Stirling Pound or Swiss Franc are not readily accepted in most business establishments, however some major hotel chains, restaurants and shops may accept US dollars at an agreed upon exchange rate.

Are credit cards widely accepted in Mauritania? Major credit cards, like Mastercard and Visa, are widely accepted within Mauritania (at hotels, restaurants, shops, travel agencies etc.). American Express is less common and can attract surcharges if you are able to use in an establishment - therefore check before you use it.

What is the exchange rate for Ouguiya to US Dollars?

Foreign exchange rates are always changing and in most cases by the minute.

Therefore it's wise to check the today's money exchange rate for US Dollar to Mauritanian Ouguiya before purchasing the Ouguiya you need for your next trip from American Dollar to Ouguiya Exchange Rate Today.

What is the exchange rate for Ouguiya to Stirling Pound?

Exchange rates for foreign currencies are always changing and in most days minute by minute.

Therefore it's important to ask for the the today's currency exchange rate for British Pound to Mauritanian Ouguiya before buying the Ouguiya you require for your up coming trip from British Pound to Ouguiya Exchange Rate Today.