The Hong Kong Dollar?
The Hong Kong dollar was unified as legal tender in 1937. Just like other dollars, the Hong Kong dollar ($) is divided into 100 cents (c) or 100 sin (in Cantonese). Coins come in 10c, 20c, 50c, $1, $2, $5 and $10 varieties, while Hong Kong banknotes can be found in $10, $20, $50, $100, $150, $500 and $1,000 denominations. The HKD is the 13th most traded currency in the world, despite only being used in Hong Kong and Macau.
So how much cash do i need in Hong Kong? The cost of travelling and living in Hong Kong is on average 6.22% higher than Australia, so it may be wise to carry a bit more cash on you than you would at home.
Bottle of water: $8 HKD
Bottle of beer: $50 HKD
Cappuccino: $35 HKD
Meal at basic restaurant: $50 HKD
Meal at Mcdonalds: $35 HKD