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.
Foreign currencies are easily changed at commercial banks and at street exchange offices in Kyrgyzstan. The US Dollar and Euros are the most common currencies to exchange.
Credit/Debit Cards and ATMs
Credit cards may be accepted in some of the larger hotels in Bishkek and used at banks to take out cash from the counter.
There is limited acceptance of these, but some banks in Bishkek accept traveller's cheques, with US Dollars as probably the best option; commission charges are high. Cash is recommended in Kyrgyzstan.
From Monday to Friday 0930-1730.
Exchange Rate Indicators
$1.00 - 69. 75
€1.00 - 79. 85