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 you can exchanged at commercial banks or 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.
There is limited acceptance of these, but some banks in Bishkek accept traveller's cheques, probably the best option to use US Dollars; commission charges are high. Cash is more recommended in Kyrgyzstan.
Usually Mon-Fri 0930-1730.
Exchange Rate Indicators
$1.00 - 69.80
€1.00 - 79.45