Hawaii banking, currency, money and finance information. Find out what currency Hawaii currently use, when the banks are open, and how to go about using banking facilities, paying your tax and other Hawaiian finance options.

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Hawaii is a US State and therefore the unit of currency is the US dollar (US$). Frequently used coins are 1¢, 5¢, 10¢, 25¢, rarely used are the 50¢, $1. Frequently used banknotes are the $1, $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100. Rarely used is the $2 (very uncommon, although still in circulation).

There is no restriction on the amount of foreign currency that can be brought in or taken out of Hawaii. However, every person who carries more than US$10,000 in cash in or out of Hawaii must file a Customs Form 4790 with U.S. Customs.

There are plenty of banks, ATMs, and money change offices in all cities. ATMs are scarcer on the North Shore of Oahu and other rural areas.

Normal banking hours are from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm Monday to Thursday and to 4:00 pm on Friday. All banks are closed on public holidays.

General US standards apply to tipping in Hawaii. On meals the usual amount for tipping is 15-20% of the total cost, at least $1 per bag for porters and at least $1 per night for housekeeping. On sightseeing tours it is customary, however not obligatory, to tip the driver and tour leader $1 per day and the tour leader $2 per day.

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