The official currency is the Hryvnia (UAH), which is divided into 100 kopecks. Banks are usually open Monday to Friday until 3pm, and readily exchange Hryvnia for hard currency (banknotes only). US dollars and Euros are exchanged easily at banks and currency offices, and while other currencies can also be exchanged, they are not as widely accepted. ATMs are widely available in all major cities. Travellers cheques are not widely accepted and attract high commission rates and lengthy paperwork. Major restaurants, shops and hotels accept Visa, MasterCard and EuroCard; however credit cards are not widely accepted, particularly in remote areas and smaller establishments. Outside the main cities it is advisable to carry a supply of local currency.
Currency Exchange Rates
|Ukraine||UAH 1||UAH 5||UAH 10||UAH 100||UAH 1,000|
|Australia||A$ 0.12||A$ 0.59||A$ 1.19||A$ 11.89||A$ 118.86|
|Canada||C$ 0.13||C$ 0.63||C$ 1.25||C$ 12.50||C$ 125.01|
|Ireland||€ 0.10||€ 0.48||€ 0.97||€ 9.67||€ 96.71|
|New Zealand||NZ$ 0.15||NZ$ 0.77||NZ$ 1.54||NZ$ 15.43||NZ$ 154.29|
|South Africa||R 1.04||R 5.18||R 10.35||R 103.52||R 1,035.19|
|United Kingdom||£ 0.08||£ 0.40||£ 0.80||£ 8.00||£ 79.97|
|United States of America||US$ 0.12||US$ 0.61||US$ 1.22||US$ 12.24||US$ 122.41|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
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