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Pick up locally
With over 20 convenient store locations across New Zealand, you can securely pick up your Papua New Guinean Kina with no hassles.
Planning your trip to Papua New Guinea
Holiday Budget Calculator
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About the currency
Coins and notes
For such a multi-lingual country, Papua New Guinea currency is relatively simple to understand. The Papua New Guinean kina is divided into 100 toea (so a toea is equivalent to a cent, and a kina is equivalent to a dollar). Coins come in 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c and $1 denominations. Papua New Guinean banknotes are circulated in $2, $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 kina denominations.
Facts about the currency
- Introduced in 1975, the kina replaced the Australian dollar as Papua New Guinea’s currency.
- The term Kina comes from the Tolai area of Kuanua and refers to a precious pearl shell widely used in the area for buying and selling.
- There are currently no restrictions in place when entering Papua New Guinea with kina or other foreign currency. However, amounts exceeding PGK 20,000 or equivalent must be declared.
Check out rates chart to see how the Kiwi dollar compares to the Papua New Guinean kina.Political and world events can cause rates to fluctuate, so if you’re trying to track how much spending money you’ll need, you may find it helpful to sign up for currency alerts.