Kyrgyz Currency

Visiting Kyrgyzstan and wants to know the name of the Kyrgyz money unit or just need to know what is the exchange rate for $5 American dollars in Kyrgyz currency?

Use the links on this page to find out more about the local money used in Kyrgyzstan, currency symbol, notes and more.


Kyrgyz Currency Exchange Rate Today

Kyrgyzstan Money

  • The official money used in Kyrgyzstan is Som.

  • The currency symbol of the Kyrgyz money is Лв.

  • The Kyrgyz currency code is KGS.

  • The Som Notes: The Kyrgyz currency notes are made up of 1, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000, 5000 som.

  • The Som Coins: 1 Som is made up of 100 Tyiyns. Kyrgyz Tyiyn Coins go from 10, 50 tyiyn, 1, 3, 5, 10 som.

What is the best currency to use in Kyrgyzstan? Naturally it is best to convert your currency to Kyrgyz money and use the local Som as it is accepted everywhere in Kyrgyzstan. US dollars and other major currencies like British Pound or Japanese Yen are not readily accepted in most business establishments, however some major hotel chains, restaurants and shops may accept US dollars at an agreed upon exchange rate.

Can I use my credit cards in Kyrgyzstan? Major credit cards, like Mastercard and Visa, are usually accepted within Kyrgyzstan (at hotels, restaurants, shops, travel agencies etc.). American Express is less common and can attract surcharges if you are able to use in an establishment - hence check before you use it.

What is the exchange rate for Som to US Dollars?

Foreign exchange rates are often changing and in most days by the minute.

It’s wise to check out the today's money exchange rate for US Dollar to Kyrgyz Som before buying the Som you need for your next trip from American Dollar to Som Exchange Rate Today.

What is the exchange rate for Som to British Pound?

Foreign exchange rates are often changing and in most days minute by minute.

Therefore it's wise to ask for the the latest money exchange rate for Stirling Pound to Kyrgyz Som before purchasing the Som you require for your up coming trip at British Pound to Som Exchange Rate Today.