China's currency is the Renminbi Yuan (CNY), which is divided into 10 jiao or 100 fen. Make sure you exchange your leftover Yuan before returning home because you may have difficulty exchanging the currency outside China's borders. Foreign cash can be exchanged in cities at the Bank of China. Banks are closed weekends. The larger hotels and the special 'Friendship Stores' designed for foreigners will accept most Western currencies for purchases. Major credit cards are accepted in the main cities, but acceptance may be limited in more rural areas. ATMs are scarce in rural areas.
Currency Exchange Rates
|China||CNY 1||CNY 5||CNY 10||CNY 100||CNY 1,000|
|Australia||A$ 0.22||A$ 1.10||A$ 2.21||A$ 22.09||A$ 220.92|
|Canada||C$ 0.21||C$ 1.04||C$ 2.08||C$ 20.79||C$ 207.92|
|Ireland||€ 0.14||€ 0.69||€ 1.38||€ 13.84||€ 138.36|
|New Zealand||NZ$ 0.25||NZ$ 1.23||NZ$ 2.47||NZ$ 24.67||NZ$ 246.67|
|South Africa||R 2.09||R 10.44||R 20.87||R 208.72||R 2,087.22|
|United Kingdom||£ 0.10||£ 0.50||£ 1.01||£ 10.09||£ 100.89|
|United States of America||US$ 0.16||US$ 0.78||US$ 1.57||US$ 15.66||US$ 156.62|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
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