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 towns and cities. 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||AUD 0.05||AUD 0.25||AUD 0.50||AUD 4.99||AUD 49.95|
|Canada||CAD 0.05||CAD 0.24||CAD 0.49||CAD 4.86||CAD 48.60|
|Ireland||EUR 0.03||EUR 0.17||EUR 0.35||EUR 3.47||EUR 34.73|
|New Zealand||NZD 0.05||NZD 0.26||NZD 0.52||NZD 5.25||NZD 52.48|
|South Africa||ZAR 0.50||ZAR 2.51||ZAR 5.03||ZAR 50.28||ZAR 502.84|
|United Kingdom||GBP 0.03||GBP 0.15||GBP 0.30||GBP 3.02||GBP 30.24|
|United States of America||USD 0.04||USD 0.18||USD 0.37||USD 3.68||USD 36.76|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
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