Budget planning tool
Punch in your holiday deets in the tool below to help you plan your spending money.
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Planning your trip to Brunei
Holiday Budget Calculator
We get it, doing your holiday budget is a snore fest. It's important though, so we've made it super easy for you to do now. Just punch in your holiday deets and we'll combine destination spend data with our exchange rates so you know how much to take. Easy peasy budget donesy!
About the currency
Coins and notes
In case a trip to Brunei wasn’t relaxing enough, the currency is so close to the New Zealand dollar that in the right light you wouldn’t tell them apart. Well maybe they don’t look that similar, but the core concept is the exact same.
Coins range through 1, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents, then the notes take over with $1, $5, $10, $50 and $100. No difficult conversions to do when you walk up to a register, no more confusion over bizarre currencies. Honestly, could a trip there be any easier?
Facts about the currency
- Brunei once used shells and bronze teapots as currency. Imagine how much money you’d make with a walk along the beach!
- All BND banknotes show the denomination in Malay and English. That’s right, your bank notes are even printed in English. You’re welcome.
- Every note has a different rainforest theme. Yes, even their money is relaxing.
- There have been a series of commemorative banknotes to celebrate the currency agreement with Singapore. If you’re lucky, you might find some!
The historical rates chart tells you how the Brunei dollar has trended against the NZ dollar recently. You can sign up for currency alerts so you don’t miss out on those great exchange rates.