What to spend your Rupee on
A bottle of local beer
Solar sea walk
Entrance to the Mauritius Safari and Bird Park
Traditional Mauritian street food
Must-sees in Mauritius
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The remarkable rupee
Following the flocking of Indians to Mauritius in the 1870s, the Mauritian rupee became the established form of currency in 1876 (it was also the official currency of the Seychelles until 1914).
There have been several commemorative coins issued over the years, the latest being a special 100 MUR coin, created in 2001 to commemorate the centenary of the arrival of Mahatma Gandhi in Mauritius.
Frequently used banknotes
Each MUR is made up of 100 cents. Banknotes in circulation are for 25, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1,000 and 2,000 MUR. Coins used are for 5 and 20 cents, ½ MUR, 1, 5, 20 and 20 MUR.
The 5 and 20 cent coins are rarely used, although coins worth at least half a MUR are useful for small purchases and tips.
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