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How Much Money to Travel in New Zealand?

I am interested in traveling to New Zealand, how much money do I need per day? per week? per month?

This is a collection of the cost records of travelers who have visited New Zealand. Please submit below in a comment how much money it cost you to travel in New Zealand. Share with other travelers what you bought and how much you paid for it.

Currency in New Zealand

New Zealand’s unit of currency is the New Zealand dollar (NZ$). Coins have values of 10, 20 and 50 cents, $1 and $2; notes have values of $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100.

NZ currency has gained value in recent years, making it a more expensive destination. Food, in particular, is a very expensive commodity is NZ. Go to XE for a currency converter.


Banks are open from 9.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday. Keep in mind that it’s cheaper to convert money while in NZ than when at home.
ATMs are widely available at banks, along main shopping streets and in malls. International credit cards and ATM cards will work as long as they have a four-digit PIN encoded.


A 15% ‘Goods and Services Tax’ is included in prices you see.

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Ani St. Amand is truly a modern day hobo, hopping freight trains, stealing rides on passenger trains, and hitchhiking all over this earth. Originally from the state of Maine in the USA, Ani continues to travel “with one eye on the platform.” has written 15 posts on Vagabond Journey. Contact the author.