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Foreign Exchange Guide to Papua New Guinea

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Country Code:
PG
Domestic Currency:
Papua New Guinean kina
Symbol - Code:
K PGK
Telephone Prefix:
+675

The domestic currency in Papua New Guinea is the Papua New Guinean kina with currency code PGK. Read this foreign exchange guide to Papua New Guinea and the Papua New Guinean kina with money transfer and travel tips plus Papua New Guinean kina exchange cross rates.

In this guide we review :

  1. Papua New Guinean kina info - general info about the Papua New Guinean kina
  2. Papua New Guinean kina in the markets - recent PGK moves and predictions from the FX markets
  3. Travelling in Papua New Guinea - currency & money saving tips
  4. Buying Papua New Guinean kina cash online - travel money for Papua New Guinea
  5. Sending money to Papua New Guinea - save on Papua New Guinean kina bank transfers to Papua New Guinea
  6. Papua New Guinean kina exchange rates - latest & historic exchange rates.

Papua New Guinean kina (PGK) general currency information

What is the Papua New Guinean kina currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the Papua New Guinean kina is PGK and the symbol is K.

Which countries use the Papua New Guinean kina?

It is the domestic currency in Papua New Guinea.


Papua New Guinean kina (PGK) in the markets

The interactive chart below shows the PGK to USD exchange rate for the previous 3 months with rate alerts for days when the exchange rate moved up or down significantly or for 30 day highs and lows.


PGK-USD 3 Month chart
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PGK currency converter

Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea's currency is the PNG Kina which is divided into 100 toea. K100, K50, K20, K10, K5 and K2 notes and a K1 coin are in circulation. Port Moresby hotels, restaurants, shops, rental car companies, Papua New Guinea tours and cruise operators and travel agents accept most major credit cards including Amex, Diners, Master Cards and Visa Cards. Australian dollars are widely accepted but you may be charged extra as the is a fee at the banks to convert Aussie dollars to PNG Kina.

The airport branch of Bank South Pacific is located in the international terminal at Port Moresby airport just near the exit from the Customs Arrival Hall. its open for all flights and offers normal bank rates. Hands down it is the best place to buy PNG kina. The buying rate here in PNG is always going to be better than the selling rate there in Australia. More than 800 distinct languages are spoken in Papua New Guinea. Melanesian Pidgin and Hiri Motu are the two most widely used, although English is the official language in education, businesses and government circles.

Vast tracts of the country are wild and undeveloped, with magnificent scenery that ranges from pristine coral atolls to volcanic mountains, dense tropical rainforest and large rivers. The mainland is divided by the Owen Stanley Range, a massive central spike with peaks towering over 4,000m.

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Travel money for Papua New Guinea

Save money and time by Ordering your Papua New Guinean kina online from Travelex, you get better rates and can pick up the PGK cash locally or even on travel day at the airport.

Another popular option is to use a Pre-paid Travel Card. Your Debit/Credit Card provider will charge you 2% from market mid-rate, but your bank may also charge an extra 3% as an “Overseas Transaction Charge” plus “Overseas ATM” fees for withdrawing cash.

For card purchases if offered a choice of currencies always select to Pay in Papua New Guinean kina otherwise you may get much worst exchange rates.

 

Travel Money for Papua New Guinea

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Sending money to Papua New Guinea

When searching around for information on how to get a good exchange rate when sending money to Papua New Guinea you need to start with finding out the latest Papua New Guinean kina foreign-transfer exchange rate.

Then compare your bank's exchange rates to several licensed FX providers exchange rate and fees to see how much you can save (we make that calculation easy here).

Getting a better deal when sending money to Papua New Guinea

When sending money to Papua New Guinea it’s important to compare your bank’s rates & fees with those we have negotiated with our partner money transfer providers. To get a better deal you should follow these 4 simple steps :

  1. Open an account with a BER reviewed FX provider (id docs may be required)
  2. You specify the local or Papua New Guinean kina amount you want to transfer
  3. Make a local currency domestic transfer for the requested amount to the provider's bank account in your country
  4. Once your funds are received by the provider the converted PGK amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Papua New Guinea.

Use our Send to PGK calculator to compare the exchange rates of FX specialist providers rates versus your bank's standard rates you can hopefully save around 5% and maybe more - end result is more Papua New Guinean kina deposited into the recipient bank account and less margins and fees kept by the banks!

   

Bank Transfers to Papua New Guinea

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Papua New Guinean kina - exchange rates - live and historic

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PGK/USD - Papua New Guinean kina to U.S. dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.30751 Week
18 May 20180.30621 Month
19 Dec 20170.31166 Months
17 Jun 20170.30401 Year
17 Jun 20160.31652 Years
18 Jun 20130.44445 Years
19 Jun 20080.378710 Years

PGK/EUR - Papua New Guinean kina to Euro - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.26091 Week
18 May 20180.25981 Month
19 Dec 20170.26326 Months
17 Jun 20170.27161 Year
17 Jun 20160.28072 Years
18 Jun 20130.33195 Years
19 Jun 20080.244410 Years

PGK/GBP - Papua New Guinean kina to British pound sterling - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.22921 Week
18 May 20180.22741 Month
19 Dec 20170.23286 Months
17 Jun 20170.23801 Year
17 Jun 20160.22052 Years
18 Jun 20130.28415 Years
19 Jun 20080.192110 Years

PGK/JPY - Papua New Guinean kina to Japanese yen - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 201833.65661 Week
18 May 201833.93311 Month
19 Dec 201735.21146 Months
17 Jun 201733.71091 Year
17 Jun 201633.00062 Years
18 Jun 201342.33625 Years
19 Jun 200840.860710 Years

PGK/AUD - Papua New Guinean kina to Australian dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.40451 Week
18 May 20180.40771 Month
19 Dec 20170.40726 Months
17 Jun 20170.39891 Year
17 Jun 20160.42802 Years
18 Jun 20130.46895 Years
19 Jun 20080.398810 Years

PGK/CAD - Papua New Guinean kina to Canadian dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.39881 Week
18 May 20180.39491 Month
19 Dec 20170.40136 Months
17 Jun 20170.40181 Year
17 Jun 20160.40862 Years
18 Jun 20130.45345 Years
19 Jun 20080.384210 Years