China Currency


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 AUD 0.19 AUD 0.97 AUD 1.94 AUD 19.38 AUD 193.82
Canada CAD 0.20 CAD 0.98 CAD 1.96 CAD 19.58 CAD 195.81
Ireland EUR 0.13 EUR 0.65 EUR 1.29 EUR 12.93 EUR 129.26
New Zealand NZD 0.21 NZD 1.03 NZD 2.06 NZD 20.63 NZD 206.26
South Africa ZAR 1.87 ZAR 9.36 ZAR 18.72 ZAR 187.16 ZAR 1,871.55
United Kingdom GBP 0.11 GBP 0.56 GBP 1.12 GBP 11.18 GBP 111.80
United States of America USD 0.15 USD 0.73 USD 1.45 USD 14.52 USD 145.17

Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.

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