North Korean Currency

Travelling to North Korea and needs to know the name of the North Korean money unit or just want to know how much is $1 American dollars in North Korean currency?

Use the links on this page to understand more about the local money used in North Korea, currency symbol, notes and more.


North Korean Currency Exchange Rate Today

North Korea Money

  • The local money used in North Korea is Won.

  • The currency symbol of the North Korean money is .

  • The North Korean currency code is KPW.

  • The Won Notes: The North Korean currency notes are made up of ?5, ?10, ?50, ?100, ?200, ?500, ?1000, ?2000, ?5000.

  • The Won Coins: 1 Won is made up of 100 Chons. North Korean Cent Coins go from 1, 5, 10, 50 chon, ?1.

What is the best currency to use in North Korea? obviously it is best to convert your currency to North Korean money and use the local Won as it is accepted everywhere in North Korea. US dollars and other major currencies like British Pound or Swiss Franc are not readily accepted in most business establishments, however some major hotel chains, restaurants and shops may accept US dollars at an agreed upon exchange rate.

Are credit cards widely accepted in North Korea? Popular credit cards, like Mastercard and Visa, are usually accepted within North Korea (at hotels, restaurants, shops, travel agencies etc.). American Express is less common and can attract surcharges if you are able to use in an establishment - hence check before you use it.

What is the exchange rate for Won to US Dollars?

Exchange rates for foreign currencies are always changing and in most days minute by minute.

Therefore it's important to check the latest currency exchange rate for US Dollar to North Korean Won before buying the Won you need for your next trip at American Dollar to Won Exchange Rate Today.

What is the exchange rate for Won to British Pound?

Foreign exchange rates are always changing and in most days minute by minute.

Therefore it's important to check the latest money exchange rate for British Pound to North Korean Won before buying the Won you need for your up coming trip at Stirling Pound to Won Exchange Rate Today.