Kyrgyz currency

Kyrgyz currency



Kyrgyz Som (KGS) = 100 tyin. Notes are in denominations of 1000, 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1, and 50, 10 and 1 tyin.


Currency Exchange

Foreign currencies can be exchanged at commercial banks and at street exchange offices in Kyrgyzstan. The US Dollar and Euros are the easiest currencies to exchange.


Credit/Debit Cards and ATMs

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

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.


Banking Hours

Usually Mon-Fri 0930-1730.


Exchange Rate Indicators

$1.00 - 69.75

€1.00 - 77. 10