Kyrgyzstan Currency


The official currency is the Som (KGS), which is divided into 100 tyiyn. US dollars are the easiest foreign currency to exchange at banks and official exchange offices. Major hotels in Bishkek usually accept credit cards, but Kyrgyzstan is predominantly a cash economy. ATMs are often hard to come by; Bishkek has plenty, but there are a only few in Osh and Issyk-Kul. Travellers exchanging money in Kyrgyzstan should note that they'll get a better exchange rate by changing larger bills, and that many counters will not accept dirty or or wrinkled notes.

Currency Exchange Rates

AUD 1 AUD 5 AUD 10 AUD 100 AUD 1,000
Australia AUD 1.00 AUD 5.00 AUD 10.00 AUD 100.00 AUD 1,000.00
Canada CAD 0.98 CAD 4.92 CAD 9.85 CAD 98.47 CAD 984.73
Ireland EUR 0.68 EUR 3.42 EUR 6.83 EUR 68.30 EUR 683.01
New Zealand NZD 1.04 NZD 5.20 NZD 10.39 NZD 103.91 NZD 1,039.10
South Africa ZAR 10.87 ZAR 54.36 ZAR 108.72 ZAR 1,087.16 ZAR 10,871.55
United Kingdom GBP 0.57 GBP 2.86 GBP 5.72 GBP 57.18 GBP 571.82
United States of America USD 0.76 USD 3.82 USD 7.64 USD 76.37 USD 763.65

Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.

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