Maldives show a steady average annual growth of the economy. Tourism is the main industry, contributing close to 20% of the GDP. Fisheries, construction and trade follow close behind. The Maldivian economy is regarded as exemplary in the region and welcomes foreign investment.
|Currency:||Maldivian Rufiyaa (MVR) and Laari (L) (1 Rufiyaa – 100 Laaris)
Rufiyaa bank notes come in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 500
Coins are in the denominations of MRf 2, MRf 1 and 50 L
Payments of most hard cash currencies are accepted at all resorts and hotels
|Commonly Used Credit Cards||