(Rf) = 100 laari.
Notes in circulation are in denominations of Rf500, 100, 50, 20,
10 and 5. Coins come in denominations of Rf2 and 1, and 50, 25,
10, 5, 2 and 1 laari.
Major currencies are exchangeable at banks, tourist resort islands,
hotels and some shops. Payments in hotels can be made by travellers
cheques, credit cards, or in cash in most hard
currencies, especially US Dollars.
Credit & debit cards
Most main island resorts accept Visa, American Express, MasterCard,
Diners Club and Eurocard. Arrangements are different from island to island,
and it is recommended to consult with your credit or debit card
insurer for specifics of merchant acceptability and other facilities
which may accept your credit or debit card.
Travellers cheques are usually accepted in US Dollars and Sterling; however, it is recommended to take travellers
cheques in US Dollars to avoid
paying added exchange rate charges.
The information below is included as a guide to the fluctuation of
the Maldivian Rufiya against Sterling and the US Dollar: