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.
You can exchange your currencies at commercial banks and at street exchange offices in Kyrgyzstan. The US Dollar and Euros are the easiest currencies to be exchanged.
Credit/Debit Cards and ATMs
You can use credit cards in most of the larger hotels in Bishkek and can also be used at banks to withdraw cash from the counter.
There is limited acceptance of Traveller's Cheques, but some banks in Bishkek accept these, with US Dollars probably the best option; there are high commission charges. We would recommend you to use cash in Kyrgyzstan.
Usually Mon-Fri 0930-1730.
Exchange Rate Indicators
$1.00 - 46. 01
€1.00 - 52. 45