Cook Islands Currency


The currency of the Cook Islands is the New Zealand Dollar (NZD). Foreign currency exchange is available at the airport and two banks in Avarua, ATMs are also available in Avarua and are slowly becoming more widespread. American Express, Visa and MasterCard are accepted at restaurants and hotels in the main towns, and travellers cheques in small denominations as well as major foreign currencies can be exchanged at larger shops and hotels. Banks are open Monday to Friday from 9am to 3pm. Australian dollars are the preferred currency for travellers cheques.

Currency Exchange Rates

Cook Islands NZ$ 1 NZ$ 5 NZ$ 10 NZ$ 100 NZ$ 1,000
Australia A$ 0.93 A$ 4.63 A$ 9.26 A$ 92.60 A$ 926.00
Canada C$ 0.90 C$ 4.48 C$ 8.95 C$ 89.53 C$ 895.30
Ireland € 0.65 € 3.25 € 6.51 € 65.09 € 650.90
New Zealand NZ$ 1.00 NZ$ 5.00 NZ$ 10.00 NZ$ 100.00 NZ$ 1,000.00
South Africa R 8.78 R 43.91 R 87.82 R 878.22 R 8,782.22
United Kingdom £ 0.47 £ 2.36 £ 4.73 £ 47.26 £ 472.56
United States of America US$ 0.74 US$ 3.71 US$ 7.42 US$ 74.15 US$ 741.51

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

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