The Low Down on Hong Kong Currency
Hong Kong Dollar
Hong Kong Monetary Authority
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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:
Entry to Toronto Skypod
3-mile taxi ride
Postcard and a stamp
Bottle of water
Must-See Places in Hong Kong
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!
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.
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*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.
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