What currency is used in Papua New Guinea?

The unit of currency is the Kina, pronounced “kee-nah” and sub-units of 100 are called Toea, pronounced, “toy-ya”. Note denominations are available in K2, K5, K10, K20, K50 and K100.


Travelers Checks and international credit cards are accepted at most major hotels. American Express, Diners Club, Master Cards and Visa credit cards are accepted too.,


Kina cash can be acquired at the banks of most international ports of departure to PNG such as Sydney and Cairns. It is strongly recommended you acquire your Kina cash at these banks prior to departure for PNG. Although there is a bank in PNG at the Port Moresby International Airport, it keeps normal banking hours. Thus, if you are arriving in PNG outside of normal banking hours, it is recommended you obtain your Kina cash outside the country before arriving in PNG. Banking hours in Papua New Guinea are generally from:


Monday-Friday              9:00 am – 4:00 pm