Macao travel guide



Macao is located in Eastern Asia part of Asia. As of 2022 it has a total population of 695K. 100% lives in cities whereas 0% lives in rural areas.
Macau or Macao (English: (listen); Portuguese: [mɐˈkaw]; Chinese: 澳門, Cantonese: [ōu.mǔːn]), officially the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China (MSAR), is a city and special administrative region of China in the western Pearl River Delta by the South China Sea. With a population of about 680,000 and an area of 32.9 km2 (12.7 sq mi), it is the most densely populated region in the world.

Formerly a Portuguese colony, the territory of Portuguese Macau was first leased to Portugal as a trading post by the Ming dynasty in 1557. Portugal paid an annual rent and administered the territory under Chinese sovereignty until 1887. Portugal later gained perpetual colonial rights in the Sino-Portuguese Treaty of Peking. The colony remained under Portuguese rule until 1999, when it was transferred to China. Macau is a special administrative region of China, which maintains separate governing and economic systems from those of mainland China under the principle of "one country, two systems". The unique blend of Portuguese and Chinese architecture in the city's historic centre led to its inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2005.Originally a sparsely populated collection of coastal islands, Macau, often referred to as the "Las Vegas of the East", has become a major resort city and a top destination for gambling tourism, with a gambling industry seven times larger than that of Las Vegas. The city has one of the highest per capita incomes in the world, US$43,770 in 2021, and its GDP per capita by purchasing power parity is one of the highest in the world. It has a very high Human Development Index, as calculated by the Macau government, and the fourth-highest life expectancy in the world. The territory is highly urbanised; two-thirds of the total land area is built on land reclaimed from the sea.

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💬 Languages

Portuguese, Chinese are the official languages.

💵 Currencies

The official currency is Macanese pataca [1 USD = 8.061 MOP].

🏧 Cash / Credit card usage

We don't have any data for credit card usage in Macao.

🧑‍🤝‍🧑 Tourism

In 2019, 39.4M tourists arrived to Macao. In 2019, tourism has contributed to Macao economy with a total of 39.7B $ income (%87.6).

📱 Bandwidth

Mobile internet & wifi is 🚀very fast with 111.29 Mbps. Broadband is 🚀very fast with 158.63 Mbps.

Mobile & Wifi (3.89 / 10)

Broadband (5.53 / 10)

☀️ Climate

Averag yearly temperature is ☀️ 23 °C and hot. Current 3 months (April, May and June) average is 🔥 26 °C and very hot. Current season (spring) is ☀️ 23 °C and hot.
Yearly average23 °C ☀️
3 month average26 °C 🔥
Spring average23 °C ☀️
Summer average28 °C 🔥
Fall average25 °C ☀️
Winter average16 °C 🌤️
About seasons: Remember that seasons in Southern Hemisphere are opposite of the Northern one. This means that in Argentina and Australia, winter begins in June. Currently season averages are rendered according Northern Hemisphere.

📈 Economics

In 2022, gross national income (GNI) was 30B $ and with %-1.6 decrease GNI per capita was 44K $. In 2022, consumer inflation was calculated as %1.

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