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.
Foreign currencies can be exchanged at commercial banks and at street exchange offices in Kyrgyzstan. The US Dollar is the easiest currency 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.
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 - 41. 01
€1.00 - 52. 45