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Money and costs

Kina (PGK)
Exchange Rates
Rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated October 21, 2016 4:03PM UTC
Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
  • Staying in village guesthouses: K50 to K100 per night
  • Focusing on one region (rather than flying between areas)
  • Eating in local markets: taking PMVs whenever possible
  • Double room in midrange hotel: K300 to K450
  • Flying between regions: K350 to K600
  • Hiring local guides: for village-hopping, treks, birdwatching
Top end (more than)
  • Lodging in a resort: from K500
  • Fine dining: K60 to K150 per person
  • Adventure: Kokoda Track (from A$3000 for eight days)

The kina has risen in value against major currencies thanks to the massive investment pouring in to the country for oil and LNG projects.