Pacific Communities


Cook islands

Below you will find information about Cook Islands’ population, embassies, and remittance details.

Additionally, you will find useful links to compare money transfer options if you want to send money to the Cook Islands cheaply, whether in person, via mobile, or online. Cook Islanders living in New Zealand or Australia can experience much variation in fees when transferring funds to the Cook Islands depending on the provider chosen, so as an impartial service it is our mission to provide as much clarity as possible to help you make an informed choice.

Capital City: Avarua

Population: 17,581 (United Nations Estimate 2021)

Currency: New Zealand Dollar

Area: 236 km2


80,532 people of Cook Islands Maori ethnicity are living in New Zealand (2018).

High Commission in New Zealand:

56 Mulgrave Street, Pipitea,

Wellington 6011, 

Ph: +64 4472 5126

Email: [email protected]