Tokelau - NZ Dollar - Currency Guide

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

 
 
CountryTokelau
FlagTokelau
Country CodeTK
Domestic Currency NZ Dollar
Currency SymbolNZ$
Currency CodeNZD
Exchange RateUSD/NZD = 1.6797
Telephone Prefix+690

Quick Conversions from US Dollar to NZ Dollar

USD

NZD

U$ 1
NZ$ 1.6797
U$ 5
NZ$ 8.3985
U$ 10
NZ$ 16.80
U$ 20
NZ$ 33.59
U$ 50
NZ$ 83.99
U$ 100
NZ$ 167.97
U$ 250
NZ$ 419.93
U$ 500
NZ$ 839.85
U$ 1,000
NZ$ 1,680
U$ 2,000
NZ$ 3,359
U$ 5,000
NZ$ 8,399
U$ 10,000
NZ$ 16,797
U$ 50,000
NZ$ 83,985
U$ 100,000
NZ$ 167,970
More amounts

USD

NZD

U$ 0.5954
NZ$ 1
U$ 2.9770
NZ$ 5
U$ 5.9540
NZ$ 10
U$ 11.91
NZ$ 20
U$ 29.77
NZ$ 50
U$ 59.54
NZ$ 100
U$ 148.85
NZ$ 250
U$ 297.70
NZ$ 500
U$ 595.40
NZ$ 1,000
U$ 1,191
NZ$ 2,000
U$ 2,977
NZ$ 5,000
U$ 5,954
NZ$ 10,000
U$ 29,770
NZ$ 50,000
U$ 59,540
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.

Tokelau 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 Tokelau?

The domestic currency in Tokelau 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$ 167.97

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:1-DAY1.3% 🔔|
USD/NZD at 1.6793 was trading 7.1% above AVG:1.5681 with LO:1.4855 and HI:1.7626 (90 days). ALERT: USD/NZD has reversed trend and is UP 1.3%
31-MAR 3PM-NY 8PM-LON 01-APR 3AM-HK 6AM-SYD
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Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Tokelau

In a world where travel has become easy and accessible to the masses, travelling to Tokelau – a territory of New Zealand – still requires a dedication that dissuades all but the most committed visitors. It takes upwards of 24 hours to reach Tokelau by boat from its nearest neighbour, Samoa, and you can forget about flying – there’s no airstrip. Once you’re there, the ship that brought you is your only means of getting between the nation’s three atolls – Fakaofo, Atafu and Nukunonu. It takes nine hours to travel between the two most distant ones (Fakaofo and Atafu). Your ship will also be your ticket home, so you’ll have to be prepared to stay for at least five days until it’s ready to leave, or wait for the next one in a week's time.

The distances around the atolls are short, so one can travel on foot within an atoll. Tourists can travel between atolls on a dinghy or traditional outrigger canoe.

What currency is used in Tokalau?

New Zealand currency is the only currency used in Tokelau.

 

Travel money for Tokelau

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$1,505
10.61%
Best Overall
1.5050^
U.S. Bank Foreign Currency
U.S. Bank logo
NZ$1,459.8
13.29%
NZ$45 less
1.45980
Banks - Average Rate
U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo
NZ$1,445
14.16%
NZ$60 less
1.4598U$10
Wells Fargo Bank logo
NZ$1,430.6
15.03%
NZ$74 less
1.4598U$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:1.505 (10.61% from mid-rate)
To Amount (NZD) NZ$1,505
Total Cost:10.61%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Tue Mar 31 2020 18:00:05 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:1.4598 (13.29% from mid-rate)
To Amount (NZD) NZ$1,459.8
Total Cost:13.29%
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:1.4732 (12.5% from mid-rate)
To Amount (NZD) NZ$1,445
Total Cost:14.16%
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:1.4598 (13.29% from mid-rate)
To Amount (NZD) NZ$1,430.6
Total Cost:15.03%
Time:18:04 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 03/31/2020 - View latest rates

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Sending money to Tokelau

When searching around for information on how to get a good exchange rate when sending money to Tokelau 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 Tokelau

When sending money to Tokelau 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 Tokelau.

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
XE logo
NZ$16,626
1.25%
Best Overall
1.66260
OFX logo
NZ$16,701
0.8%
NZ$75 more
1.67010^
Wells Fargo Bank logo
NZ$16,189
3.84%
NZ$437 less
1.621818
HSBC logo
NZ$16,177
3.91%
NZ$449 less
1.6201U$15
Banks - Average Rate
Bank of America logo U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo HSBC logo
NZ$16,079
4.5%
NZ$547 less
1.617215
Bank of America International Money Transfers
Bank of America logo
NZ$15,974
5.12%
NZ$652 less
1.6135U$100
U.S. Bank International Money Transfers
U.S. Bank logo
NZ$15,974
5.12%
NZ$652 less
1.6135U$100
 
XE logo
XE: Foreign Transfer USD→NZD
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:
Exchange Rate:1.6626 (1.25% from mid-rate)
To Amount (NZD) NZ$16,626
Total Cost:1.25%
Time:18:04 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone
Rating:
 
: 3.5/5.0
Reviews:
 
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:1.6701 (0.8% from mid-rate)
To Amount (NZD) NZ$16,701
Total Cost:0.8%
Difference:
NZ$75 NZD more than using XE
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:
 
Wells Fargo Bank logo
Wells Fargo Bank: Foreign Transfer USD→NZD
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:18
Exchange Rate:1.6218 (3.67% from mid-rate)
To Amount (NZD) NZ$16,189
Total Cost:3.84%
Difference:
NZ$437 NZD less than using XE
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:1.6201 (3.77% from mid-rate)
To Amount (NZD) NZ$16,177
Total Cost:3.91%
Difference:
NZ$449 NZD less than using XE
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:1.6102 (4.36% from mid-rate)
To Amount (NZD) NZ$16,079
Total Cost:4.5%
Difference:
NZ$547 NZD less than using XE
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:1.6135 (4.16% from mid-rate)
To Amount (NZD) NZ$15,974
Total Cost:5.12%
Difference:
NZ$652 NZD less than using XE
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:1.6135 (4.16% from mid-rate)
To Amount (NZD) NZ$15,974
Total Cost:5.12%
Difference:
NZ$652 NZD less than using XE
Time:18:04 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 03/31/2020 - View latest rates

NZ Dollar to US Dollar - Historical Rates

PeriodChange*NZD/USDDate
1 Day-0.6%0.604929 Mar 2020
7 Day+4.8%0.574023 Mar 2020
30 Day-3.7%0.624929 Feb 2020
3 Month-10.5%0.672031 Dec 2019
1 Year-11.8%0.682231 Mar 2019
5 Year-19.3%0.745301 Apr 2015
10 Year-14.8%0.705902 Apr 2010

*For period to 30-Mar 21UTC when NZD/USD was 0.6015

NZ Dollar to Euro - Historical Rates

PeriodChange*NZD/EURDate
1 Day+0.2%0.543229 Mar 2020
7 Day+2.1%0.533323 Mar 2020
30 Day-3.9%0.566629 Feb 2020
3 Month-9.1%0.598931 Dec 2019
1 Year-10.4%0.607831 Mar 2019
5 Year-21.3%0.692001 Apr 2015
10 Year+4.1%0.523002 Apr 2010

*For period to 30-Mar 21UTC when NZD/EUR was 0.5445

NZ Dollar to Pound Sterling - 10 Year History

PeriodChange*NZD/GBPDate
1 Day-0.1%0.485929 Mar 2020
7 Day-1.9%0.495023 Mar 2020
30 Day-0.4%0.487429 Feb 2020
3 Month-4.2%0.506831 Dec 2019
1 Year-7.3%0.523931 Mar 2019
5 Year-3.4%0.502501 Apr 2015
10 Year+4.6%0.464002 Apr 2010

*For period to 30-Mar 21UTC when NZD/GBP was 0.4854

NZ Dollar to Australian Dollar - Historical Rates

PeriodChange*NZD/AUDDate
1 Day-0.4%0.979329 Mar 2020
7 Day-0.2%0.977023 Mar 2020
30 Day+1.6%0.960129 Feb 2020
3 Month+1.8%0.957931 Dec 2019
1 Year+1.7%0.959231 Mar 2019
5 Year-0.5%0.980201 Apr 2015
10 Year+26.9%0.768402 Apr 2010

*For period to 30-Mar 21UTC when NZD/AUD was 0.9752


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