Currency of Kyrgyzstan
The official currency of Kyrgyzstan is Kyrgyz Som (KGS) = 100 tyin. Notes are in denominations of 1,000, 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1, and 50, 10 and 1 tyin.
You can exchange foreign currency at commercial banks and at street exchange offices in Kyrgyzstan. The US Dollar is the easiest currency to exchange.
Credit/Debit Cards and ATMs
Your credit cards are accepted in some of the larger hotels in Bishkek and can also be used at banks to withdraw cash from the counter.
Traveller's Cheques in Kyrgyzstan
You must know that there is limited acceptance of these, but some banks in Bishkek accept traveller's cheques, with US Dollars probably the best option; commission charges are high. Cash is recommended in Kyrgyzstan.
Usually Mon-Fri 0930-1730.
Exchange Rate Indicators
Date: March 10
$1.00 - 69. 80
€1.00 - 78. 50
Welcome to Kyrgyzstan!