Money Tips in Kiev
Need some money tips while you are on your stag weekend in Kiev?
The currency used in Ukraine is the Ukrainian hryvnia. The sign used to denote it is ₴ and its ISO code is UAH.
You can always use your credit or debit card to withdraw Hryvnia from a local cashpoint machine which are everywhere.
You may exchange your money for the Hryvnia at most Kiev banks or at specialized stores called Foreign Exchange Bureaus. Look for signs that say Bureau De Change, Geld Wechseln or Cambio. Commission is around 2%. You may be able to exchange your money at Kiev airport, but exchange rates will be high so it's better to wait and speak to your stag guide. Never change money in the street!! .
£1 = 36.00 UAH
£5 = 180.00 UAH
£10 = 360.00 UAH
£50 = 1800.00 UAH
£100 = 3600.00 UAH
You can also inquire about Travellers Cheques. Large banks accept travellers cheques issued by Thomas Cook, American Express and Visa. The charge for changing travellers' cheques is a minimum of 1% of the cheque's nominal value.Traveller's cheques are not accepted very widely though, so it's better to walk around with the minimum cash and a bank card.
Also, before your trip, consult with your credit or debit card bank about the foreign exchange transaction fees charged for using your card in Kiev. Mastercard and Visa payment cards are widely accepted (both signature-based and with PIN-number), Diners Club is widespread.
Banking hours: Mon-Fri .Some banks are open on Saturdays in the shopping centres.
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