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New Zealand Currency

Unit of Currency: New Zealand Dollar (NZ$)
Denominations: Coins:10c, 20c, 50c, $1, $2 ; Notes: $5, $10, $20, $50, $100
Credit Cards: All major credit cards accepted
Travellers Cheques: Are accepted at many hotels and tourist stores
ATMs: New Zealand has a highly advanced banking system - with a huge network of ATMs and EFTPOS (electronic funds transfer point of sale) facilities in most shops.
  Most overseas credit cards can be used in New Zealand ATMS, providing they have a 4-digit encoded pin-number.
Banking Hours: Most banks are open between the hours of 9.30am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday except public holidays.
GST: All services and goods in New Zealand are subject to a 15% Goods and Services Tax (GST). Generally prices are GST inclusive, unless specifically stated.
Bureau de Change: Bureau de Change kiosks and foreign exchange desks are located in most major centres.

Photos of New Zealand Coins

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The following gives some indication of the average prices you can expect to pay for certain goods and services in New Zealand:


Food: Approx Price (NZ$)  
Snack $2 - $5
Lunch $5 - $10
Cappucino $2.50 - $3
Restaurant Meal $20 - $45
Big Mac $3.95  
Glass of Beer/Wine $5 - $6
36 Exposure film $7.95  
Stamp for overseas postcard $1.50  
Daily newspaper $1  
Internet cafe $5 per half hour  
Budget $20 - $40 p/night
Mid-Range $50 - $100 p/night
High-End $100 + p/night
Taxi Fare (inner-city) $2 per km  

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