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The Low Down on Hong Kong Currency

Currency:

Hong Kong Dollar

Currency code:

HKD

Central Bank:

Hong Kong Monetary Authority

Currency symbol:

HK$ (dollar)

Currency sub unit:

¢ (cent)

Bank notes:

HK$10, HK$20, HK$50, HK$100, HK$500, HK$1000




Like a handful of other countries, Hong Kong’s official currency is the dollar. 1 HK dollar is divided into 100 cents, and uses the currency code ‘HKD’.



Under licence from the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, three banks are licensed to issue banknotes within Hong Kong. These three institutions are able to issue banknotes for denominations of 20, 50, 100, 500 & 1,000 dollars; while 10 dollar banknotes, as well as all coins are issued only by the government of Hong Kong.



In 2016 the Hong Kong dollar was the thirteenth most-traded currency in the world. Outside of Hong Kong, The HK dollar is also widely-used in Macau, alongside the Macau pataca.



What to spend your Hong Kong dollars on:

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    Entry to Toronto Skypod

    29 HKD *

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    3-mile taxi ride

    8.75 HKD *

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    Tourist t-shirt

    10 HKD *

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    Postcard and a stamp

    3 HKD *

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    Bottle of water

    1.50 HKD *

How many Hong Kong dollars will I need?**

Please select your budget above.


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Total spending money needed:

  • *A budget
  • *for people for
  • * nights


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Must-See Places in Hong Kong

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  • Ngong Ping Village
  • A scenic ride up the mountains on the Ngong Ping cable car will take you straight to Ngong Ping Village. From the village, ascend the stairs to the majestic Tian Tian Buddah whose gaze settles over the glorious South China Sea.
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  • Wan Chai District
  • One of the best ways to gauge Hong Kong’s history and cultural heritage is to wander through its Wan Chai District. A two-hour walking trail will take you past some of Hong Kong’s most iconic sites including the Blue House, Starstreet Precinct, and the bustling Wan Chai Market.
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  • Kowloon
  • Kowloon is located in the northern part of Hong Kong and is a vibrant shopping, entertainment and arts district. Visit a mega mall on Nathan road, have a night cap in Tsim Sha Tsui East or haggle for a bargain at the Ladies Market.

Buying Hong Kong Dollars Online is Easy

Simply order your Hong Kong dollars online to lock in the rate, then choose to collect at your local store, at the airport before you fly, or get it delivered to your home!

  • 1. Click the ‘Buy HK Dollars Now’ button below
  • And tell us how much you need for your trip.

  • 2. Choose how to get it
  • Get your currency home-delivered or choose to collect at more than 3,600 pick up locations.

  • 3. Pay online
  • Simply pay using either your debit card (recommended) or credit card and you’re all set!

Travelling to Hong Kong in the Future?

Travelling to Hong Kong in the Future?

Track Rates and get notified when the Hong Kong dollar matches your ideal rate so you can decide if it’s a good time to buy!

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Prefer to Buy in Store?

Prefer to Buy in Store?

If buying online is not your thing, visit your nearest Travelex store around and one of our friendly sales consultants will help you organise your dollars for your trip to Hong Kong.

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FAQ Relating to Hong Kong Currency

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  • Can you use Chinese Yuan in Hong Kong?

    Chinese renminbi/yuan are not typically accepted in Hong Kong. A small number of shops will display if they accept RMB, but you will typically receive change in Hong Kong dollars.

  • Can you use US dollars in Hong Kong?

    US dollars are not typically accepted in Hong Kong, however they are one of the most easily- exchanged currencies as the USD has been pegged to the HKD with a fixed exchange rate since 1983.

  • Do all bank notes appear the same in Hong Kong?

    No, the three commercial banks of Hong Kong all issue their own designs of the 20, 50, 100, 500 and 1000 dollar banknotes. Although different, the designs that each bank issues are similar to the designs of their particular denomination’s counterpart.


All good except there was only one form…

All good except there was only one form of notes all $100 items. No smaller notes and no option to chose smaller notes

marella harris

No issues

No issues. Good customer service.

Sarah

Sanjin

Sanjin, was excellent and had great customer service and very/extremely friendly

Karlee Elisabeth Sindermann

so easy and efficient

so easy and efficient

KATHRYN ELIZABETH STEWART

Simple and easy

Simple and easy. I was able to organise this out of hours, and have it ready for collection when I was able to get in.

Trevar Alan Chilver

Belmont office even change larger nots…

Belmont office even change larger nots to smaller notes due to her experience of where we are going. Great knowledge.

Ian Lucas

Great site to organize foreign currency

Great site to organize foreign currency

Murray William Turnham

Convenient and competitive rates

Convenient and competitive rates

James Matthew Murray

Nice and easy

Nice, easy online purchase of foreign currency for holiday money. Paid by Bpay, picked up the holiday money a few days later from the local shopfront. Easy!

Fraser

fast and good rate

fast and good rate

Alfred gao

Great service.

Great service.

Kevin Leyden

This is the 3rd time I have used…

This is the 3rd time I have used Travelex. Very easy to use, good exchange rates and easily contactable if you have any trouble. Highly recommend.

L McCLOUD

Staff member Michelle was great

Staff member Michelle was great. Kiosk is in a very noisy area though and it was very difficult to hear her.

CES

Excellent and very fast online and face…

Excellent and very fast online and face to face customer service. Exchange rate better than major banks. Recommended if you need cash and don’t have an international bank account.

Paul M

No problems

Best rate I could find, quick, easy, the staff at pick were lovely and helpful

ERC

*Rates are subject to change throughout the day. In-store rates vary compared to online.

**The figures provided are indicative only and are there to provide an idea of the amount of travel money you may need during your trip.

Travelex Limited (ABN 36 004 179 953, AFSL Number 222444) arranges for and sells Online Foreign Currency via its Online Ordering Facility. You should consider the Online Foreign Currency Product Disclosure Statement and Terms and Conditions before deciding whether to acquire the product.