Pitcairn - NZ Dollar - Currency Guide

This is a currency guide to Pitcairn, the NZ Dollar currency plus sending (NZD) transfers and travel tips for Pitcairn.

 
 
CountryPitcairn
FlagPitcairn
Country CodePN
Domestic Currency NZ Dollar
Currency SymbolNZ$
Currency CodeNZD
Exchange RateUSD/NZD = 1.6922

Quick Conversions from US Dollar to NZ Dollar

USD

NZD

U$ 1
NZ$ 1.6922
U$ 5
NZ$ 8.4610
U$ 10
NZ$ 16.92
U$ 20
NZ$ 33.84
U$ 50
NZ$ 84.61
U$ 100
NZ$ 169.22
U$ 250
NZ$ 423.05
U$ 500
NZ$ 846.10
U$ 1,000
NZ$ 1,692
U$ 2,000
NZ$ 3,384
U$ 5,000
NZ$ 8,461
U$ 10,000
NZ$ 16,922
U$ 50,000
NZ$ 84,610
U$ 100,000
NZ$ 169,220
More amounts

USD

NZD

U$ 0.5909
NZ$ 1
U$ 2.9545
NZ$ 5
U$ 5.9090
NZ$ 10
U$ 11.82
NZ$ 20
U$ 29.55
NZ$ 50
U$ 59.09
NZ$ 100
U$ 147.73
NZ$ 250
U$ 295.45
NZ$ 500
U$ 590.90
NZ$ 1,000
U$ 1,182
NZ$ 2,000
U$ 2,955
NZ$ 5,000
U$ 5,909
NZ$ 10,000
U$ 29,545
NZ$ 50,000
U$ 59,090
NZ$ 100,000
More amounts

To calculate specific USD/NZD amounts use our Convert USD to NZD quick calculator. To read more about the latest exchange rate trends and to compare FX provider rates view USD to NZD Rate Guide.

Pitcairn Currency Info

The New Zealand dollar is informally called the ‘kiwi’ by foreign exchange traders and analysts due to the kiwi bird, which is native to New Zealand, being something of a national symbol for the country. The kiwi bird is also depicted on New Zealand’s one-dollar coin.

Although the New Zealand dollar is considered one of the eight FX ‘majors’, it is actually only the world’s eleventh most traded currency. Further to the other seven majors – the US dollar, euro, yen, pound, Australian dollar, Canadian dollar and Swiss franc – the New Zealand dollar also falls behind the Mexican peso, the Chinese yuan and the Swedish krona in its share of the foreign exchange market (around 2%). The currencies of China and Mexico are not considered majors due to their emerging market status, while the krona’s market share has only exceeded that of the New Zealand dollar fairly recently (in 2016, according to the Bank for International Settlements) and is therefore not yet considered ahead of New Zealand’s currency.

In the past two decades, the New Zealand dollar’s lowest value against the US dollar occurred in October 2000 when the NZD/USD exchange rate traded at just 0.3901. The currency’s two-decade high occurred in August 2011 when NZD/USD reached 0.8842.

Among the majors, the New Zealand dollar is considered a riskier currency, which means that its value will fall against the larger majors (especially JPY, USD, CHF, GBP and EUR) during periods of economic uncertainty or when global geopolitical risk is elevated, or during bouts of high market volatility.


Frequently Asked Questions


What currency should I use in Pitcairn?

The domestic currency in Pitcairn is the NZ Dollar.

What is the NZ Dollar currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the NZ Dollar is NZD — symbol is NZ$.

How much is U$100 US Dollars in NZ Dollars?

U$ 100 converts to NZ$ 169.22

Which countries use the NZ Dollar?

It is the domestic currency in New Zealand, Cook Islands, Niue, Pitcairn and Tokelau.

Is the NZ Dollar a closed currency?

No, the NZ Dollar is freely available and convertible. See guide: What is a closed currency?


NZ Dollar (NZD) in the markets

Growing fears of the coronavirus outbreak has moved the market into safer currencies such as the USD and away from AUD, NZD and CAD.

The threat of proxy war between the US and Iran in Iraq also pared back some of the gains the Kiwi had made coming into the New Year.

In December the New Zealand dollar has climbed back to US$0.66 it's highest value since July.

Against the Australian dollar, jumped to A$0.96 after being as low as A$0.92 in early November before starting a strong recovery upto current levels above A$0.95.

Robbing New Zealand's currency of better gains in 2019 have been reduced risk appetite spurred on by an escalation in the US-China trade standoff, and high correlations with other weak currencies, including the Australian dollar and yuan.

For more details read the full article NZ Dollar Forecasts.

The interactive chart below shows the USD to NZD exchange rate and trend for the previous 3 months:

ALERT:4-DAY2.1% 🔔|
USD/NZD at 1.6922 was trading 7.5% above AVG:1.5737 with LO:1.4855 and HI:1.7626 (90 days). ALERT: USD/NZD is UP 2.1% this 4-DAY period.
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Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Pitcairn

Travel money for Pitcairn

Save money and time by Ordering your NZ Dollars online from Travelex, you get better rates and can pick up the NZD 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 NZ Dollars otherwise you may get much worst exchange rates.

 
Travel Money Provider Amount NZD(NZ$) Exchange RateFee USDDeal Links
Travelex Online US logo
NZ$1,503
11.33%
Best Overall
1.5030^
U.S. Bank Foreign Currency
U.S. Bank logo
NZ$1,457.9
13.99%
NZ$45 less
1.45790
Banks - Average Rate
U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo
NZ$1,443
14.85%
NZ$60 less
1.4579U$10
Wells Fargo Bank logo
NZ$1,428.74
15.71%
NZ$74 less
1.4579U$20
 
Travelex Online US logo
Travelex Online US: Travel Money USD→NZD
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:$0 - No fees for Debit & Credit Cards
Exchange Rate:1.503 (11.33% from mid-rate)
To Amount (NZD) NZ$1,503
Total Cost:11.33%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Thu Apr 02 2020 18:00:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:FREE Home delivery & Branch pickup
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
 
: 4.3/5.0
Reviews:
 
U.S. Bank logo
U.S. Bank: Travel Money USD→NZD
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:0
Exchange Rate:1.4579 (13.99% from mid-rate)
To Amount (NZD) NZ$1,457.9
Total Cost:13.99%
Time:18:04 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Banks - Average Rate
Travel Money USD→NZD
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:U$10 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.4831 (12.5% from mid-rate)
To Amount (NZD) NZ$1,443
Total Cost:14.85%
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
 
Wells Fargo Bank logo
Wells Fargo Bank: Travel Money USD→NZD
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:U$20 USD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:1.4579 (13.99% from mid-rate)
To Amount (NZD) NZ$1,428.74
Total Cost:15.71%
Time:18:04 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 04/02/2020 - View latest rates

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Sending money to Pitcairn

When searching around for information on how to get a good exchange rate when sending money to Pitcairn you need to start with finding out the latest NZ Dollar 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).


Get a better deal for foreign transfers to Pitcairn

When sending money to Pitcairn 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 NZ Dollar 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 NZD amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Pitcairn.

Use our Send to NZ Dollars 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 NZ Dollars deposited into the recipient bank account and less margins and fees kept by the banks!

  

USD to NZD International Money Transfers

  

Foreign Transfer Provider Receive NZD(NZ$) Exchange RateFee USDDeal Links
OFX logo
NZ$16,814
0.8%
Best Overall
1.68140^
XE logo
NZ$16,738
1.25%
NZ$76 less
1.67380
Wells Fargo Bank logo
NZ$16,309
3.78%
NZ$505 less
1.633818
HSBC logo
NZ$16,297
3.85%
NZ$517 less
1.6321U$15
Banks - Average Rate
Bank of America logo U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo HSBC logo
NZ$16,197
4.44%
NZ$617 less
1.629215
Bank of America International Money Transfers
Bank of America logo
NZ$16,091
5.07%
NZ$723 less
1.6254U$100
U.S. Bank International Money Transfers
U.S. Bank logo
NZ$16,091
5.07%
NZ$723 less
1.6254U$100
 
OFX logo
OFX: Foreign Transfer USD→NZD
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:0^ - No fees for BestExchangeRates users (normally $12 for smaller transfers)
Exchange Rate:1.6814 (0.8% from mid-rate)
To Amount (NZD) NZ$16,814
Total Cost:0.8%
Time:
Rate Fetched: 18:04 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
 
XE logo
XE: Foreign Transfer USD→NZD
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:
Exchange Rate:1.6738 (1.25% from mid-rate)
To Amount (NZD) NZ$16,738
Total Cost:1.25%
Difference:
NZ$76 NZD less than using OFX
Time:18:04 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone
Rating:
 
: 3.5/5.0
Reviews:
 
Wells Fargo Bank logo
Wells Fargo Bank: Foreign Transfer USD→NZD
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:18
Exchange Rate:1.6338 (3.61% from mid-rate)
To Amount (NZD) NZ$16,309
Total Cost:3.78%
Difference:
NZ$505 NZD less than using OFX
Time:18:04 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
HSBC logo
HSBC: Foreign Transfer USD→NZD
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:U$15 USD (.15%)
Exchange Rate:1.6321 (3.71% from mid-rate)
To Amount (NZD) NZ$16,297
Total Cost:3.85%
Difference:
NZ$517 NZD less than using OFX
Time:18:04 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Banks - Average Rate
Foreign Transfer USD→NZD
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:1.6221 (4.3% from mid-rate)
To Amount (NZD) NZ$16,197
Total Cost:4.44%
Difference:
NZ$617 NZD less than using OFX
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
 
Bank of America logo
Bank of America: Foreign Transfer USD→NZD
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:U$100 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.6254 (4.11% from mid-rate)
To Amount (NZD) NZ$16,091
Total Cost:5.07%
Difference:
NZ$723 NZD less than using OFX
Time:18:04 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
U.S. Bank logo
U.S. Bank: Foreign Transfer USD→NZD
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:U$100 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.6254 (4.11% from mid-rate)
To Amount (NZD) NZ$16,091
Total Cost:5.07%
Difference:
NZ$723 NZD less than using OFX
Time:18:04 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 04/02/2020 - View latest rates

NZ Dollar to US Dollar - Historical Rates

PeriodChange*NZD/USDDate
1 Day-0.3%0.593501 Apr 2020
7 Day-1%0.597626 Mar 2020
30 Day-5.6%0.627003 Mar 2020
3 Month-11.2%0.666403 Jan 2020
1 Year-12.8%0.678903 Apr 2019
5 Year-22.1%0.759204 Apr 2015
10 Year-15.9%0.703805 Apr 2010

*For period to 02-Apr 21UTC when NZD/USD was 0.5917

NZ Dollar to Euro - Historical Rates

PeriodChange*NZD/EURDate
1 Day+0.6%0.541901 Apr 2020
7 Day+0.8%0.540926 Mar 2020
30 Day-2.8%0.561003 Mar 2020
3 Month-8.7%0.597203 Jan 2020
1 Year-9.7%0.603703 Apr 2019
5 Year-21.4%0.693304 Apr 2015
10 Year+4.4%0.522105 Apr 2010

*For period to 02-Apr 21UTC when NZD/EUR was 0.5451

NZ Dollar to Pound Sterling - 10 Year History

PeriodChange*NZD/GBPDate
1 Day-0.4%0.479401 Apr 2020
7 Day-2.6%0.490026 Mar 2020
30 Day-2.4%0.489103 Mar 2020
3 Month-6.3%0.509503 Jan 2020
1 Year-7.4%0.515203 Apr 2019
5 Year-6.2%0.508904 Apr 2015
10 Year+3.6%0.460805 Apr 2010

*For period to 02-Apr 21UTC when NZD/GBP was 0.4773

NZ Dollar to Australian Dollar - Historical Rates

PeriodChange*NZD/AUDDate
1 Day+0.1%0.974501 Apr 2020
7 Day-0.8%0.983126 Mar 2020
30 Day+2.4%0.952603 Mar 2020
3 Month+1.8%0.958903 Jan 2020
1 Year+2.3%0.953803 Apr 2019
5 Year-1.9%0.994504 Apr 2015
10 Year+27.7%0.764305 Apr 2010

*For period to 02-Apr 21UTC when NZD/AUD was 0.9757


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